To Change Your Life, Change Your Perspective

I was walking along the beach the other day doing what so many of us do—thinking about the things in my life that I want to fix—when I noticed a crooked Christmas tree someone had planted in the sand. The tree was leaning far to the left and had an uneven shape. I wasn’t inContinue reading “To Change Your Life, Change Your Perspective”

749 Likes

An image I posted on Insta got 749 likes.   I told the cat this as I cleaned her box. “749 likes,”   I said again. She jumped in, peed, got out, and moved to the next thing.   749 likes don’t change the fact that I clean a cat box.    

If Not Now, When?

Our best selves don’t happen by accident. Most of us don’t just fall into our dream jobs or instantly have the lives we want. In fact, most people who succeed have been quietly working at it for a very long time. They’ve been making steady progress. The good news is that success is replicable. ByContinue reading “If Not Now, When?”

Unchained

How would it feel if you gave yourself permission to reimagine what you view as true?   If you shoved the lead door of “I can’t” open just enough to get a glimpse of daylight, to peek at possibilities?   If you unchained yourself from having to be right, and from doing things the way they’ve   alwaysContinue reading “Unchained”

The Live in Peace Challenge

We often use the epitaph “rest in peace” when referring to those who have died. It’s a lovely thought, and one I think we should extend to the living. What if “live in peace” was what we all wanted for ourselves and for others? Live in Peace If “live in peace” guided our actions, whatContinue reading “The Live in Peace Challenge”

My No-Plan Approach to Overhauling my Health

I’m a horrible eater. I believe in dessert before dinner. I find it difficult to eat vegetables without making the face your 2-year-old makes when you give her broccoli for the first time. And I’m ever-so-slightly addicted to Diet Coke. My children complain so much about my Diet Coke habit that I no longer keepContinue reading “My No-Plan Approach to Overhauling my Health”

What Do You Want to Accomplish in Your Lifetime?

I’m a planning junkie. In the last 30 years, I’ve tried dozens of systems, have read stacks of books about planning, have taken seminars and have used many of the planners on the market. I start thinking about planners in June. By July, I’m researching them. My fellow junkies and I spend hours discussing plannerContinue reading “What Do You Want to Accomplish in Your Lifetime?”

You Are Not Broken

When I hear people say that we’re all broken, I think about the Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The misfit toys—all unwanted because of their imperfections—live on an island, away from the rest of the toys. They wait on the island  until their ruler finds a child who will loveContinue reading “You Are Not Broken”

How to Start Moving Toward Someday

Imagine that you’ve been given one day each week — a full 24 hours — to do what you please. What would you do with it? Would you learn the skills you need in order to move into a satisfying career? Take up a hobby you’ve said you’d get around to “someday?” Spend more time with friends and family? […]

Do No Harm, Not Even To Yourself

My favorite people are those who consider the impact of their words and actions before speaking, writing, or taking action. They use their words to support and heal. They act in ways that reflect how deeply they care for others. And they use a light hand with those they love. It’s how they operate inContinue reading “Do No Harm, Not Even To Yourself”