Get Creative to Connect This Holiday Season

Get Creative to Connect This Holiday Season

The holidays are likely to look different this year. Many of us will not be gathering for our usual celebrations this season. Maybe the idea of not traveling or trying to get to several houses feels like a relief. Maybe there are people you don’t mind not seeing. But...

Gratitude to Enhance Connection

Gratitude to Enhance Connection

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to focus on what we’re thankful for. So November always makes me think about gratitude. But this time I’m thinking about the power of gratitude to deepen the connections with people who’ve been generous to me and people I care about....

Do You Notice What You’re Noticing?

Do You Notice What You’re Noticing?

Today I invite you to notice what you’re noticing. Did you know that as humans we’re highly attuned to notice the bad, the negative. It takes more energy to notice the good but we can cultivate this ability through intention, curiosity and openness.  AND you can play...

Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Recently I reconnected with a friend I hadn’t been in touch with since early college days. We knew each other as little kids through our late teens. We spent the summers in the same little town, both working for the recreation department as swim instructors, dishing...

How Can You Reconnect This Fall?

How Can You Reconnect This Fall?

It really feels good to be connected with friends, family, community. And these past six months have been a challenge, even for an introvert like me. We’ve had to be creative to stay connected. It’s been great to be able to “visit” with friends while walking socially...

Journal with Me: What Can You Control?

Journal with Me: What Can You Control?

We’re still in wild times with change happening constantly. Just when you get used to the new normal, the normal shifts. Yet at the same time, each day feels somewhat the same. Life feels a little (or more) out of control, but you can still do something about that....

Who Are You? Who Do You Want to Be?

Who Are You? Who Do You Want to Be?

Who are you? It seems like such a simple question, but sometimes it’s hard to answer. I find this is especially true when I’ve spent too much time doing what others wanted or thought I should do and during times of transition. Times of transition are especially tricky...

Journal with Me: Kindness

Journal with Me: Kindness

Kindness matters. I bet you can remember an act of kindness somebody did for you, even something really small that made a difference.  Maybe it lifted your mood on a hard day, got you through a challenging moment or period in your life, or helped you move forward in a...

Stop Your Stories from Holding You Back

Stop Your Stories from Holding You Back

What do you really want in your life? How do you want to feel? What do you dream of doing? What really matters?  Did those questions bring up a glimmer of an idea that you squashed down before you could really look at it? Did you imagine that life you dream of but...