All Work and No Play? Three Simple Ways to Increase Your Daily Joy

“Sorry, I’d love to grab coffee with you, but I don’t have time. I’ve got so much work to do. Some other time maybe.” I worry that finding time for joy and fun is something we postpone way too often. I mean, if the only joy-related experience you’ve had in the last two weeks was reading my blog post about joy, then I strongly encourage you to get out there and get thee some joy on, post-haste…

How to Get Your Joy On!

I hope you don’t mind, but I have a small dream for you. Let me explain. I’m guessing that you’re a conscientious person. You regularly show up and give to others, “doing the right thing” even when you’re busy and tired, and sometimes when what’s being asked of you doesn’t align with your own priorities. You don’t like to disappoint people, and figure that being hardworking a…

Bit by the Marie Kondo Bug? Advice for Tidying Up and Keeping it That Way

Spring is finally here. From the office where I write I can see the buds popping out on tree branches and hear birds singing their little hearts out. The sense of release is palpable: just a few more months until summer arrives with warmer temperatures and the promise of a much-needed vacation. The sense of relief we feel with the arrival of spring echoes the desire many of us have to feel…

The Secret to a Fulfilling Life

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” - Aristotle In my last blog post, I talked about what effective self-care looks like. I’m talking about the type of care that benefits us over the long-term, encouraging us to live in accordance with our core values while simplifying our lives and reducing stress. Putting an effective self-care plan in place and sticking with it…

Beyond a mani-pedi: Real self-care is all in your head.

Don’t get me wrong - I love pedicures. And I used to think that these were an important part of my self-care routine. Do they feel good? Absolutely. Do my pretty toes give me a small happiness boost? Yes again. But how often does a foot massage give you the insight and discipline necessary to successfully minister to your mental, emotional and physical health on a regular basis? Pr…

How I’m Changing My Life without Changing My Life

This is not the New Years’ blog post I wanted to write – or the time I wanted to share it. I’ve been struggling with what to say. I wanted to start the new year with an invigorating post that would help us all feel excited and energized about 2019. New Year! New possibilities! What will YOU do with your awesome year?! That kind of thing. After all, I know that’s how I want to fe…