To Change Your Life, Change Your Environment

To Change Your Life, Change Your Environment

Some people enthusiastically set goals in January while others avoid New Year’s resolutions altogether. Regardless of which camp you fall into, cultural milestones like the dawn of a new decade tend to get us thinking about our priorities. For me, the arrival of 2020 has driven home the fact that time is passing at an alarming rate. (Y2K was twenty years ago? Seriously??) In response, I’m ear…
The Road to Joy is Paved With Turtle Steps

The Road to Joy is Paved With Turtle Steps

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force, but through persistence." Ovid, Roman poet Let me tell you about my friend, Martha Beck. To be clear, Martha does not know I exist, but I consider her my friend anyway. Her story of how she maneuvered from a life of unhappiness and stress to one filled with joy and meaning has inspired me. You may know about Martha already.…
What Teaching Has Taught Me

What Teaching Has Taught Me

In addition to being the proprietor of Be Cozy & Kind, I am also a music teacher. For many years I have operated my own music studio and see about 35 students per week for private lessons. I set high standards for myself in my teaching and strive to meet them on a regular basis. I’m sure many of you feel the same way about your job, parenting, or other responsibilities. Over the co…