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I’m always on the hunt for things that bring more joy (and let’s be honest, efficiency!) into my life.  Follow along as I share my favorites.
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Monday Mantra: Show Me

Monday Mantra: Show Me

Dear Universe: Show me.  Show me the way.  Show me what's next.  Make the signs you've been sending me over and over so big and obvious that I can't ignore them simply a moment longer. The answers you are seeking are right in front of you.  Simply ask to see them and...

Monday Mantra: Begin Again

Monday Mantra: Begin Again

When you've strayed from the path, the next step is simple: begin again. One of my favorite lessons from meditation is the opportunity to simply begin again.  Inevitably during your practice, you will experience a moment when you realize your mind is wandering.  That...

Monday Mantra: I Will Not Make Myself Small

Monday Mantra: I Will Not Make Myself Small

When shame or uncertainty surfaces, it can be challenging to pick the authentic path.  It's tempting to make ourselves small.  To try to act in a way that would appease or appeal to someone else.  To try to take up less space and disappear into the background. What...

Use #ResolutionReset to Identify the Next Step

Use #ResolutionReset to Identify the Next Step

One of my favorite quotes is from Glennon Doyle - Just do the next right thing, one thing at a time. That’ll take you all the way home. With goals and in life, friends. It’s 100% possible to achieve that big, wild, crazy, goal you’ve set for yourself… just not all at...

Time for a #ResolutionReset

Time for a #ResolutionReset

It’s almost the end of January, and if you’re like most people, you’ve probably broken a resolution or two by now. Our collective inability to follow through on those goals set January 1 is so prevalent that there’s even a holiday dedicated to this - January 17 is...

Gratitude. Yuck.

Gratitude. Yuck.

It’s Thanksgiving week in America, which means that EVERYONE is telling us how grateful we should be. Moment of truth: I’m just not feeling it. It’s not that I don’t feel very thankful for my life, my experiences, my people, and my privilege - it’s just that I don’t...

The Opportunity to Be Inspired

The Opportunity to Be Inspired

The best part about conferences?  The opportunity to be inspired. Last week, I spent six days in Nashville attending the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) Conference.  Local gov is my first love and it’s a field where burnout and skepticism run...

National Organizing Week Wrap Up

National Organizing Week Wrap Up

#NationalOrganizingWeek is officially behind us for 2019. Thank you to everyone who followed along on Instagram last week as I shared my favorite tips and tricks for creating a more organized and clutter-free life. For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram,...

Beat Procrastination With a Power Hour

Beat Procrastination With a Power Hour

One of my favorite productivity hacks is a power hour.  I originally learned this concept from author Gretchen Rubin, and it’s a great way to create some focused time to cross those nagging tasks off your list. Each week, I keep a running list of one-time tasks that...