When You’re Ready for Change: You Need to Believe in Your Future Self

When You’re Ready for Change: You Need to Believe in Your Future Self

“Growth is uncomfortable because you’ve never been here before. You’ve never seen this version of you. So give yourself a little grace and breathe through it.” ~Kristin Lohr I was kinda sorta showing up. To the outside world, it looked like I was doing all of the things. I was smiling. I was talking about […]

Searching for Purpose? 5 Ways to Embrace Not Knowing What You Want

Searching for Purpose? 5 Ways to Embrace Not Knowing What You Want

“Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.” ~Alan Watts We sometimes hear of remarkable people who just knew what they wanted to become from a young age. I, however, was not one of them. When I was about eight years old, I told my cousin that I wanted to become a […]

5 Ways to Be Productive with Chronic Illness: How I Built a Business from Bed

5 Ways to Be Productive with Chronic Illness: How I Built a Business from Bed

“The master leads by weakening their ambition and toughening their resolve.” ~Tao Te Ching How much of productivity advice is ableist? Sure, there are lots of good ideas and concepts in there, but most of it is healthy body focused. Advice like: “Be sure to exercise in the morning.” “Get up early before anyone else.” […]

Want to Change Your Life? Draw the “You” You Want to Be

Want to Change Your Life? Draw the “You” You Want to Be

“You are not too old and it is not too late.” ~Unknown In less than a month, I’ll be hitting a major “milestone” birthday. I quit my full-time job six months ago, ending a twenty-plus year career in education, and have spent time thinking about what I want the next chapter of my life to […]

How I Stopped Procrastinating and Started Creating the Life of My Dreams

How I Stopped Procrastinating and Started Creating the Life of My Dreams

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.” ~Robert H. Schuller Here’s a confession: I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was thirteen years old when I first discovered the magic of words. Here’s another: It was only at the ripe old age of twenty-six that I could truthfully call myself a […]

How Small Daily Challenges Can Actually Be Gifts in Disguise

How Small Daily Challenges Can Actually Be Gifts in Disguise

“Smile at your patterns.” ~Tsoknyi Rinpoche Partway through Eckhart Tolle’s Conscious Manifestation course, I furiously jotted down his teachings about challenges and obstacles to remind myself that they’re not only a normal part of the human experience but necessary for spiritual growth. “Yes!!!!” I wrote in agreement. When faced with difficulty, the human tendency is […]

When Things Have to Change: How to Find the Willpower to Achieve Your Goals

When Things Have to Change: How to Find the Willpower to Achieve Your Goals

“When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ~Confucius Do you want to know my biggest fear? I’ve just come out of the closet, my parents have rejected me, and I am terrified, really, really terrified, because I’m completely alone, and the pain is unbearable. But […]

How I Find the Courage to Keep Jumping (Even Though the Net Never Catches Me)

How I Find the Courage to Keep Jumping (Even Though the Net Never Catches Me)

“The future never comes. Life is always now.” ~Eckhart Tolle “Jump, and the net will catch you.” “Leap, and the net will appear.” This piece of writing is to make a case for the following argument: there is NO net. Before I put forward my reasoning, please bear with me for a moment while my […]

The Six P’s: What to Do and Not to Do When Dealing with Setbacks and Failure

The Six P’s: What to Do and Not to Do When Dealing with Setbacks and Failure

“Sometimes you get what you want. Other times, you get a lesson in patience, timing, alignment, empathy, compassion, faith, perseverance, resilience, humility, trust, meaning, awareness, resistance, purpose, clarity, grief, beauty, and life. Either way, you win.” ~Brianna Wiest “Good as gold,” the cab driver replied as I nervously handed him the $20 bill and asked, […]

Why the Right Choice for You Isn’t Always an Immediate “Hell Yes”

Why the Right Choice for You Isn’t Always an Immediate “Hell Yes”

“If our hearts and minds are so unreliable, maybe we should be questioning our own intentions and motivations more. If we’re all wrong, all the time, then isn’t self-skepticism and the rigorous challenging of our own beliefs and assumptions the only logical route to progress?” ~Mark Manson I often hear people encourage others with the […]