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 […]

How to Parent With More JOY as an Introverted Mom

How to Parent With More JOY as an Introverted Mom

Inside: We learn to parent with more joy as introverted moms when we wake up to our unique wiring and strengths and decide to honor who we are. I’ve provided a handful of articles and a course for introverted moms to support you on your journey. I know you’re not all parents (or moms) but many of you are so I occasionally share summits, posts or courses that might be of interest. Thank you for your patience if these do not serve you directly. Parenting is an integral part of my life […]

Productivity and Busyness Are Not The Same Things

Productivity and Busyness Are Not The Same Things

Inside: this is a guest post from Emma of Scheib of simpleslowlovely.com. Productivity and busyness are not the same thing although they’re often mistaken one for the other. Intention is the key to tell them apart. Emma shares 3 ways to bring more intention to your life. As a recovering perfectionist and type A personality, productivity has been a longtime friend of mine. Or at least I thought it was. Turns out I was really best friends with ‘busyness’ NOT productivity. And busyness can be anything but a friend! Productivity and busyness […]

Making Peace with Slow Progress

Making Peace with Slow Progress

Inside: This is a guest post from Jennifer of Simply + Fiercely. After years of struggling with my all or nothing personality, I finally began making peace with slow progress and this is what I’ve learned so far. Yesterday, I was tidying up my desk and I came across a to-do list that I’d written several months ago. The list detailed step-by-step all the things I wanted to do for an important project I was working on and there were at least twenty individual tasks to be completed. The list […]

Simple Living Tips for the Stressed Out or Recovering Perfectionist

Simple Living Tips for the Stressed Out or Recovering Perfectionist

Inside: Simple living tips for the stressed out, worn down, or recovering perfectionist so you can live with fewer “shoulds” and more freedom; less hustle, more curiosity; less jumping through hoops and more putting your feet up to read; reduced stress, more purposeful action; no trying to measure up so you can just do you and offer the work you love imperfectly and joyfully. For years I sought out kindred spirits or wisdom-filled guides for how to live an intentional but simple lifestyle in books and later the internet. If they […]