4 words to avoid if you want a happier life

4 word to avoid if you want a happier life

For years in my late twenties and very early thirties I felt stuck. I had a career that no longer satisfied me, a broken romantic relationship, and an unhealthy relationship with food and money. It seemed I’d inadvertently manifested the very life I’d been desperately trying to avoid. What happened? I’d spent so much time […]

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3 Ways to Slooooow Down + Enjoy Life a Lot More

slow down and enjoy life

​The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love they bloom like flowers. – Thich Nhat Hanh [tweet this!] Reading the news on your phone while you make coffee and give the dog his breakfast. Instagramming lunch while giving advice to a friend and ordering another cup […]

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Asap! Urgent! Emergency!

nooneisincharge

The urgent. That’s what we are conditioned to do first. Deep down, of course, we know it’s ‘the meaningful’ and ‘the important’ that warrants our attention, not the urgent. Yet, how often do we find ourselves putting off the beneficial trip to the gym, the 5 or 15 minutes of silence to sit quietly before […]

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The unkind things you tell yourself (+ how to stop)

unkind things

We’ve all got ‘em: An on-going list of things we tell ourselves, stories we’ve made up about the type of people we are and how we navigate life. We replay these stories ad infinitum in our minds. Sometimes, we tell ourselves loving, nurturing things: I’m great at handling stressful situations. I have good taste in […]

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Do These 7 Things to Feel More Empowered Today

7thingsempowered

We love to bandy the term ‘empowered’ about, don’t we? We see it in on the cover of self-help books, our yoga teacher breathes it in our ear during Sukhasana, and it fills the taglines of one million life coaches, the world over. But what does it even mean? When we peel back the layers […]

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Normal is boring

Maya Angelou Quote

We all have ideas of what ‘normal’ looks like. Jeans and a button up and tasteful jewelry. Job in an office. Saying This Thing at That Time. Reacting This Way to That Event. And when we don’t think we’re normal – When we want to wear shredded jeans and an old concert t-shirt When we […]

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Expect to Offend Some People (be you anyway)

justmakesure

Here are some things I’ve done that have offended people: a) voiced my political opinions b) taken a few fries off their plate c) used the wrong pronoun d) worn white jeans and sequins when I ‘should’ have been wearing a dark, subtle suit If you’re alive, breathing, with blood pulsing through your veins, you’ve […]

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I’ve Had Some Work Done!

Mojo1785

Trumpets! Confetti! Celebration! After months and months, a million tweaks, and as many emails to Rebecca,  Sarah and Danielle Z.  I’m thrilled to pull back the curtains on my re-designed site. I think you guys are going to love it – I know I do! I have so many fun little bells and whistles to […]

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The Delicious Truth About Getting Older (A gift! For you!)

Delicious Truth

Earlier this year when I rang in my 37th birthday, I had one of those moments. You know what I’m talking about – when you make the (embarrassing for everyone) joke about this being your seventh 29th birthday. Or when you get all boasty and glowy about that time last year when you got carded. […]

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12 Simple Actions for a More Satisfying Life

Simple Actions for a More Satisfying Life

You probably already know the things that make up a good, healthy, happiness-filled life. (And you’re pretty sure it’s not Cheetos, checking email in bed, or gossiping.) But we all need occasional (or even daily) reminders. And the good news is – you don’t have to do these things five times a day, every day […]

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