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...

Journal with Me – Shifting energy

Journal with Me – Shifting energy

As the seasons change, energy changes too. While this summer felt different than any summer I’ve ever lived, and fall is missing many of the usual markers too, I’m still feeling something stirring in me. A change, a shift. Do you feel it too?  Journal with Me Try one...

Are You Guided by What Matters Most to You?

Are You Guided by What Matters Most to You?

Things aren’t normal. They haven’t been for a while and may not be for a long time. Normal may become something new completely. So how do you move forward? What guides you?  Whether in the middle of flux and a world in upheaval or in times when the world itself seems...

Journal With Me – Moments of Awe

Journal With Me – Moments of Awe

AWE. We know what it feels like but it’s hard to pin down. Awe is both mysterious and complex. And awe can be a tiny moment or something grand. For example, witnessing my children’s first steps or my grandparents holding hands under the dinner table, seeing a pod of...

Find Awe and Wonder Wherever You Are

Find Awe and Wonder Wherever You Are

Three weeks ago my husband and I returned to Wellfleet Massachusetts, a place that we’ve visited together for 40 years (I longer than that). For me Wellfleet means home and in its peaceful, beautiful environment, I feel joy, wonder and awe.  It wasn’t an easy decision...

Use Joy to Get Through Struggles — What?

Use Joy to Get Through Struggles — What?

We’ve been stuck in our separate homes for much longer than we expected to be. Some things are reopening and then closing. The uncertainty about what’s next, when things will get back to normal, what normal looks like … is unsettling.  This is a hard time — I want to...

Journal with Me – Shifting energy

Journal with Me—Habits for Positivity

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  —Aristotle   In last week’s blog, I encouraged you to build a habit of positivity, of noticing the good in your day even (or especially) if it was a tough day. Doing so helps change...

How to Get More Joy through Practice and Habits

How to Get More Joy through Practice and Habits

There’s a saying: What you practice grows stronger.  That’s fantastic if what you’re practicing is the violin or tennis or gratitude.  The human brain has a strong negativity bias, which was helpful when we were always on the lookout for danger from wild animals. Fear...