Down on Yourself for Breaking Your Morning Routine? Read This Instead!

In the 2 decades since I started this journey of self care, there were innumerable times that I completely stopped my self care activities for weeks at a time. I’d end up feeling horrible and after it got bad enough, I’d drag myself to begin again and exert my itsy bitsy, teeny tiny attempts at climbing back to the feel good plateau I had maintained before I fell from grace. … More Down on Yourself for Breaking Your Morning Routine? Read This Instead!

How Systems+ Dreams= Desired Life Made Real

Qualities can be the core of the new identity you want to grow into and from there you can build habits that cue those internal states. In getting clear on those qualities and deciding that from this point forward, you will move towards being that kind of person, makes your resolutions to change, less about getting X,Y,Z done and more about who you are becoming. … More How Systems+ Dreams= Desired Life Made Real

How To Press The Reset Button On Your Whole Life

What would life be like if we all did our due diligence regularly to keep our affairs in order? How would we respond to the arrival of our death? I imagine a life lived with a full heart, courage, wisdom, followed by a peaceful death…Having scheduled time like this to reboot in such a thorough manner, can create a rhythm in our lives that anchors us among the inevitable changes that shake our equilibrium. They also serve as a great way to gain self knowledge. During times of trial, they can serve as a coveted respite and when life is in our favor, a time to savor and celebrate. … More How To Press The Reset Button On Your Whole Life

How Your Self Image Can Sabotage Your Resolutions

I held onto a false identity and denied giving myself this kindness that later proved to be one of pure delight. In pushing past the childlike feeling of tiptoeing towards a forbidden cookie jar, a tremendous weight lifted in actually doing it. The world didn’t collapse around me, I wasn’t tarred and feathered and it boggled my mind why I had let fear keep me away from satisfying something so simple, free and that gave an experience of such sweet playfulness. … More How Your Self Image Can Sabotage Your Resolutions

How Your Home Can Set You Up For Resolution Success

To discourage my son from his electronic game use I made the bottom shelves of our dining room bookcase the new home for his writing station complete with a basket of crayons, a stack of white and colored construction paper, individual cups of markers, scissors, erasers, stickers, glue, scotch tape and colored pencils. This coupled with 2 other shelves that individually housed his Lego and building blocks bins. … More How Your Home Can Set You Up For Resolution Success