You Won't BELIEVE What I Just Said...

Do you remember that time when you said the thing you wish you hadn’t said to that person you wish you hadn’t run in to during that conversation you really wish you hadn’t had? Yeah, me too. These open-mouth-insert-foot moments tend to happen when we’re in the throes of a charged emotion – anger, guilt, shame, vulnerability – and find ourselves in a situation that requires a specific respon…

Make Like Amazon: From Failure to Fulfillment

Remember that Amazon Fire phone? No? Then how about Amazon Auctions? Surely you remember Amazon zShop. Still no? These are all services Amazon launched – and launched big, like, billions of dollars big – that failed. Two of these products – Amazon Auctions and Amazon zShop – were attempts to develop a viable online marketplace. Both failed spectacularly. Serial failures like this are why A…

Beyond Regret: Harness Your Experience to set Better Goals

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell In my last blog post, I talked about the fact that some of us are dogged by a sense of lingering regret over the road not taken. This sense of regret can cast a shadow over our life, making it hard to enjoy…

Unpacking Regret: From Broken Dreams to Greater Fulfillment

In my last blog post, I talked about how taking time off can help us step back from daily life and make strategic choices about how we spend our time. This action can help us live with less stress and more meaning. But what if exhaustion and overwhelm aren’t the problem? What if a sense of deep regret makes it difficult for you to truly experience a fulfilling life? We all live with some le…

From Exhausted to Energized: How to Claim the Rest You've Earned

Don't you just love summer?There’s something soothing about this season that makes us feel lighter and happier. Plus, summer means vacation for many - an opportunity to escape from the stress and tedium of everyday life and go have some fun. Unfortunately, too many of us end up feeling desperate for summer and the time off it brings; like we’re dragging ourselves (yet again) over the finish l…

Sail On! Lighten the Load and Keep Moving Forward

I sincerely hope that your greatest ambition in life isn’t to experience joy. Wait – what did she just say? She can’t be serious. Hasn’t she spent the last three blog posts telling me to get my joy on?? Truthfully, I think people who are focused solely on their own pleasure are not only offputtingly self-centered but also miss out on some of the most rewarding and fulfilling aspects of lif…