What’s with all the urgency?

There is a fine line for me between a satisfying, enriching day-to-day and a draining one.

I like to have a few different projects going on: something work related, something family related, something social, something spiritual, something creative. Having a hand in each of these baskets makes me feel like my life is coming together and I have what I need to be happy and fulfilled.

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Why you can't make up your mind (and what to do about it)

When you are in the midst of big life decisions or changes, you may find that you are constantly changing your mind. It feels like the minute you reach clarity, something comes along to confuse you all over again.

This can really aggravate the process! But that doesn't mean it's a bad thing.

The reason you can't make up your mind is not that you are brash or waffling.

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The #1 sign that you need to slow down

This week, a theme has come up in my life and in the lives of the people close to me.

We're tired of pushing so hard.

We're tired of performing our best. We're tired of seizing every moment.

Of working hard. Of pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps. Of staying up late to accomplish things and acting the part and being good and just trying so much all the time.

This is not a new feeling.

But there are moments where the realization is so profound that you have to take note.

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The 3 beliefs that will help you reach your goals

 

Last week, a client wrote me this email:

I'm still struggling with feeling like I want too much. Like I'm imagining socialized healthcare, community supported childcare, live music and dancing during everyday activities, access to healthy food locally...but I really want to feel like I'm making practical progress in my everyday life. How can I contextualize and focus on reality while also hoping for the realization of my dreams? Not a simple question, I know.
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How I learned to trust my own wisdom (in 3 steps)

Every day, you're confronted with thousands of decisions, big and small.

The voices of family members, friends, society at large, and your resulting self-doubt make it more than challenging to take steps forward with clarity. They make it downright exhausting. 

What you need is to tune out the noise, tap into your own wisdom, and trust it so that you can move through life with a little less anxiety and a little more ease.

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The real reason you feel guilty

I'm going to let you in on a little secret.

The reason you feel guilty when you do something for yourself and not for other people is not because you are doing something wrong.

But you are receiving messages from everyone around you that you are! So what's that about?

Even the people who love you the most and want you to take care of yourself will make you feel guilty for doing just that.

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Why self-care is unhelpful (and what to do instead)

I'm not a big fan of the concept of self-care.

I use the term"self-care" in the description of my services because it is the easiest way to communicate the idea of taking care of yourself and what you need. But I don't really like the way it's developed in popular culture.

Self-care is talked about as something we need to find time to fit in or prioritize more. And while that's all fine and well, it's not enough.

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