You can’t fail at meditation
“You can’t fail at meditation” is a phrase I have on my vision board. I’m glad I do, because it’s a reminder I need. A lot. If you think that you “can’t meditate,” read on! I am not a meditation teacher by any stretch of the imagination—but let me tell you, my friend, this time […]
Month of Slow
So, here’s the thing: I have been working a lot recently, running my old business, which is a full-time job, and building my new coaching practice here in Seattle. Granted, there are plenty of situations I could be in—and that other people are in—that would be much harder. But truth be told, it’s been taking […]
How to be positive when you feel like sh*t
Okay, lovely people, this post is a little more personal, but I wanted to share this because dealing with the not-so-bright moods in a good way is an important step in my 2019 Positivity Experiment (more about that here), and because I want you to know that just because someone has an entire coaching toolbox […]
Finding Joy, One Step at a Time
A few days ago, I went to a Joymakers Workshop with Ingrid Fetell Lee (see her TED Talk here) and I am currently reading her book, Joyful. Naturally, joy is a big part of my Positivity Experiment. So I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned and my thoughts on the topic with you. […]
Making a Start. How to Journal.
As I have recently given you a few reasons why to journal (see here for those), I wanted to follow up on that with how to journal today. Actually, that premise is a little misleading because—spoiler alert!—anything goes. There is no right or wrong way to journal; there’s only journaling that works for you, or not. […]
Yes, no, I don’t know. How to outsmart decision fatigue.
Supposedly, every one of us takes about 35,000 decisions a day. That’s a lot. And it’s only the average. If you happen to run a company or a large family or a country, this number may even be higher. No wonder that not all of our decisions are great! I would say, considering that number […]
Put your vision on a board
When was the last time you had a vision board? It’s been close to ten years for me I think. But this year I have one—it’s the one in the pic, actually—and I absolutely love it! Truth be told, I didn’t even plan to make one. But I am going to tons of events this […]
Signing off! Digital Detox in Baby Steps
When was the last time you were without your phone (or another device) for several hours and not asleep at the same time? I know. I have a hard time answering this question as well. These days, we all seem to be online all the freaking time! And striking a balance between our real and […]
The Positivity Experiment
Every couple of years I do a yearlong self-experiment. In 2013, I did a year without alcohol, in 2016, a year without shopping. I loved these experiments because both times, I met the most amazing people who—most likely—I wouldn’t have met otherwise and had experiences I could have never expected. I learned so much about […]
Wanted: Patience—Right Now!
Is impatience your middle name? Just asking because mine is, and I have the feeling I am in pretty good company. If you’re part of the impatience clan too, how’s that working for you? For me, honestly, not that well. Because whenever I get really impatient and try to rush things, it’s almost a given […]