How to Overcome Fear

How to Overcome Fear

Inside: You can embrace that you are strength and struggle and it is good. You can be afraid and messy and still show up fully to life. Here are some of the ways I overcome fear. This post contains referral links for books I recommend. My anxiety has been spiking lately again. I always need to be vigilant to protect my mental health over fall and winter but the last time I felt warning signs like this was two years ago. That time I asked for help unheard over and over […]

The Happiness Formula: Having the Courage to do More of What You Like and Less of What You Don’t

The Happiness Formula: Having the Courage to do More of What You Like and Less of What You Don’t

Inside: The happiness formula is pretty simple: Do more of what you like and less of what you don’t. Craft a life of purpose and intention around what really matters…to you. This is a guest post by Jay Harrington of Life and Whim. At a recent dinner party with friends, much of the conversation focused on an adventurous trip around the world taken by one of the couples. Historic temples, exotic dining, beautiful beaches, different cultures…it sounded amazing. But it was definitely not for me. I get stressed out and […]

I Joyfully Decluttered These 5 Things to Boost Happiness

I Joyfully Decluttered These 5 Things to Boost Happiness

We have two lives: the one we learn with and the life we live after that. —Bernard Malamud My 40’s have undoubtedly been the hardest and best years of my life so far. I have grieved, walked through pain, moved kids to college, learned to rest. I’ve learned to love myself in earnest and show up through fear, I’ve healed and done hard things, put down deeper roots. It has been a season of learning to let go of what no longer serves. While I am a slow & simple advocate, […]

There are Many Paths to Finding Joy in Life: This is the One I Took

There are Many Paths to Finding Joy in Life: This is the One I Took

Inside: We were overwhelmed and so far from living our ideal life when we happened upon Marie Kondo. I had no idea that her book would be the path to finding joy in life again. This guest post by Helen of helenyoun.com contains affiliate links. Before I became a parent I had all these big plans. I was going to take care of myself and not lose my own identity so I can be a better parent to my child. I was going to eat healthy and cook all my […]

Just Like Me Sometimes You’ll Fall : 8 Ways to Get Back Up

Just Like Me Sometimes You’ll Fall : 8 Ways to Get Back Up

Inside: This is a guest post from newmoonhakomi.com. In it, Ketriellah shares 8 wisdom-filled tools to help you get up again when you fall – because you will inevitably fall or feel down sometimes, just like me. This post contains some amazon referral links. We’ve all heard some version of this over and over again. From biblical proverbs, to football coaches and fortune 500 executives:  Fall down seven times, get up eight. (That one happens to be a Japanese Proverb.) While we can’t avoid falling down, here are 8 tools […]

Why You Should Be Happy That it’s All In Your Head

Why You Should Be Happy That it’s All In Your Head

Inside: Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! Henry Ford understood the powerful truth that it’s all in your head. This post contains referral links. If you’ve lived with anxiety, experienced fear at night after watching a scary movie, or spun stories about what someone might be thinking about you, then you likely understand that sometimes it’s all in your head. Neuroscience tells us that our logical, rational brain plays only a minor role in our decision making. Much of our decision making is actually […]

How to Live Like Every Day is Your Favorite

How to Live Like Every Day is Your Favorite

Inside: What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Stop waiting for tomorrow or until life is perfect. This is how you can choose to live like every day is your favorite. This day is my favorite. Yesterday was my favorite. And tomorrow, if it comes for me, I’ll embrace that day fully too. As I inch my way toward the age at which my mom died, I am ever conscious of how life is fleeting. This motivates me to cut through the noise […]

My Simple, Imperfect Life is More Than Enough

My Simple, Imperfect Life is More Than Enough

Inside: there are four interconnected, life-giving lessons I’ve learned which allow me to walk with intention and joy today. They require practice, conscious choice, and remind me that I alone get to decide that this simple, imperfect life of mine is more than enough. As my 40th birthday approached, I sensed that change was coming my way. Somehow I understood that this year would be a tipping point. A critical crossroad at which I would stop being pulled to and fro by shifting mood or circumstance and make a conscious decision […]