This is awkward. But here it goes. I was having a heart felt conversation with a friend-with-professional-qualifcations, and she said I might be OCD. I must have responded with a glare, because she qualified her statement. “OCD. Ish.” I heard her but resisted this clinical label. I don’t step over cracks or check the locks on my […]
I watch people rush around with frantic enthusiasm and smiling faces – busyness masquerading as productivity – and it wears me out. Avoiding stillness at all cost. When did we lose the capacity for stillness? I feel this strong urge to distance myself from the frenzy. But at the same time, I feel compassion, because I […]
Much of my wellness journey involves the power of more — more water, vegetables, movement, rest, fun. But there’s also value in clearing away the unnecessary to create space for the more. Yoga Teaches Us to Clear Clutter Yoga emphasizes thoughtful attention — partly by creating focus on a single point, partly by eliminating distractions. We close our eyes and […]
Mindful breathwork continues to be a central tool in my discovery of purpose and intention. Breathing — on purpose — forces me to stay in the moment, provides my mind a focal point, and creates space for all sorts of amazing opportunity.
I know from experience, this stress is not sustainable, and I’m not willing to pay the price any more. It was time, once again, for a little time inventory.
The result? I did not diligently protect my precious time resource, and it was no one else’s fault.
I tell myself stories. I tell you stories. My stories have become the automatic narrative. So much so, that I don’t question them any more. Over time, my stories became my truth. But are my stories really true? It’s a simple yet powerful question. When I get honest, I realize that many times the answer is no. […]
How am I spending my time, money, and energy? This has been an ongoing inquiry for me. The notion of opportunity costs applies to all areas of my life. At work, I’ve become increasingly aware of how I spend my time and energy. My realization was this: my habit was to stay busy, check things […]
“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” ~ Jane Austen
“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Crazy-busy is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us.” ~ Brene Brown