The Value of Sweating the Small Stuff

This week I challenge you to sweat the small stuff.

I’m not asking you to dive into super control freak mode and make yourself crazy over every small decision in your life. I am asking you to notice the small victories in your day and find joy in simplicity. What better time to “stop and smell the flowers” then now, when the first signs of spring have finally appeared?

Life’s big choices take up the most headspace, get the most talk-time and forethought, and I mostly agree this… But I find too often the weighty decisions we make for our relationships, family, and careers unfairly elbow out the smaller daily decisions which, when combined, actually take up a very large portion of the day, and therefore can have a profound effect on happiness and productivity.

As an admitted perfectionist and high anxiety gal, the last thing I need is to overthink brewing coffee, brushing my teeth, or planning a meal. But finding simple pleasure in the...

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How to Morning Journal Your Way to Happiness

My meditation mojo has gone out the window.

Sitting in meditation is the last thing I’ve wanted to do lately... and then I feel bad about myself for ditching it because I’m usually so disciplined with my meditation practice.

To compromise, I’ve replaced daily meditation with writing morning pages.

I have so much fun and success from this ritual, I need to share it with you so you can try it for yourself.

Morning journaling is a practice I’ve been in and out of the last 4 years. Through stream of consciousness journaling, I’ve uncovered both questions and answers about myself and what to do next. These grow in my subconscious mind first, show up on the page second, and then slowly take tangible shape in my life.

If meditation isn’t your thing, but you want to clear your mind and reset yourself, try journaling. A few minutes of practically illegible scribbles on a page each morning can direct you toward profound life changes!

To begin, you only...

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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? 3 Unconventional Ways to Get Motivated

Another Monday unfolds, eclipsing the weekend’s adventures and replacing them with meetings, memos and morning commutes. What happened to your power career? The glamour job where waking up each morning was exciting, the office dress code was fashionista, and every decision you made helped to make the world a better place?

Somewhere along the way, did monotony and complacency flood in, drowning out the motivation for each new work day?

Let Albert Einstein’s famous quote remind you that “nothing happens until something moves.” Here are three unconventional ways to get moving and find a new perspective on yourself, your workday, and reignite your motivation.

1. Get Scared. 

Generating momentum to move out of a current situation, however unsatisfying, is nearly impossible without confidence. And often the more disheartening the circumstance, plus the longer you’ve been sedentary with it, the less confidence you have.

Embracing Creative...

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