Does how you’re spending your time reflect what’s most important to you?

Does how you’re spending your time reflect what’s most important to you?

How to better align your time and your priorities. The last few months have been difficult for everyone. During such upheaval it's easy to flounder, feel overwhelmed by life and want to crawl under a rock and stay there until 2020 is behind us. I think that settling into a “coronavirus status quo” - with standards that are more relaxed than the ones you held pre-coronavirus - is a…
Your inner superhero can wait. Right now, just be yourself.

Your inner superhero can wait. Right now, just be yourself.

The great thing about a crisis is that it reveals our real priorities in life. Those things you’re holding together right now with your bare hands, some duct tape and the last vestiges of your patience? Those are the things that really matter to you. What you thought your priorities were before the pandemic and what you’ve discovered your priorities actually are may surprise you. Some of y…
How to honor your losses without despair

How to honor your losses without despair

I’ve been thinking a lot about the short- and long-term effects of current world events on our mental health. Even those of us lucky enough to still have our jobs and health have a pervasive cloud hanging over heads. Writer Sandy Oshiro Rosen characterizes the type of generalized loss we’re experiencing as “spiritual miscarriages”, or the disappointment and uncertainty that comes when comfor…
Stuck in “Pandemic State of Mind”? This will help.

Stuck in “Pandemic State of Mind”? This will help.

My 50th birthday is this week. My husband and I are supposed to be in France right now, celebrating the occasion on a trip we’ve been planning for years. COVID-19 had other ideas. Let me reassure you: this is not a sad-sack story about how coronavirus ruined my 50th birthday. Instead, it’s a post about how and why I will choose joy despite my disappointment. In addition to managing the…
Thriving in tough times; pivoting from Plan A to a sane Plan B

Thriving in tough times; pivoting from Plan A to a sane Plan B

“Life isn’t about how you manage Plan A, it’s about how you cope with Plan B,” ~ Stephanie Lee, clinical psychologist The quote above reminds us that there are two essential things in life: our plans, and our lived experience. Often, the two aren’t the same. Never has that been more true than now. We’ve said our goodbyes to Plan A and are living Plan B with an eye on Plan C. Things…
This Chance is Unprecedented. What “New Normal” Do You Want?

This Chance is Unprecedented. What “New Normal” Do You Want?

"In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to." ~ Dave Hollis These times are stressful and weird. We’re all feeling nostalgic for normal life. But every hardship carries with it opportunity, and if you’re the type of person who enjoys and functions best with lots of quiet time in your own space, in some ways the stay-at-home manda…