4 Mindset Shifts for the New Year (or any time)

I remember once watching a mom with her child in the mall. She stood in front of a candy store, her child in a stroller, looking at all the various confections. It was an overwhelming array of attractive colors and shapes. At once, the little girl stood up in her stroller, reached into her soul, … Read more4 Mindset Shifts for the New Year (or any time)

Mindset Shift: Sustainability over Security

You are not safe. Dramatic, yes? Chill. Let me get to the point, it’ll be ok. In previous posts I wrote about Balance and Perfection being big fat lies. They are lies pointing to a larger lie. The larger lie is that if you do all the ‘right’ things and follow the ‘correct’ paths, that … Read moreMindset Shift: Sustainability over Security

Mindset Shift: Excellence over Perfection

Perfection is unattainable. And why would you want to? Perfection is a fixed end state beyond which you cannot go. Do you really want to be stuck? If anything, perfection is the ultimate carrot dangling on a stick by marketers who want to keep you hooked on whatever they’re selling. Life breathes and pulses. It … Read moreMindset Shift: Excellence over Perfection

Mindset Shift: Harmony over Balance

Balance is a lie perpetrated out of a mindset that is binary and static; a point of view that is simplistic and ignorant. It refuses to perceive nuance or reality. Mother Nature paints with the full pallet of colors available, not just two of them. Selling the balance message is a way to keep you … Read moreMindset Shift: Harmony over Balance

Christmas Candy from the Universe

Take a trip back with me into the past before the internet. Before smart devices. Before instant gratification of all things. It’s a time of radio, tv, and magazines (like the paper kind). We had to wait to hear and see our favorite stuff: That song that made you suddenly chair dance in the car … Read moreChristmas Candy from the Universe

Notes on a Conscious Christmas

Ok, full transparency time. I do not like Christmas. In general, I don’t care for most modern holidays. They have become commercialized caricatures of what they were meant to be. When I sat down to write this post, I had pretty much worked myself into a lather over it. I wanted to start off with … Read moreNotes on a Conscious Christmas

Accepting Naps Into Your Heart

  The past couple weeks have been rough. I ain’t gonna lie. It’s been downright hard. A friend died unexpectedly the morning of a major holiday (Thanksgiving) and it left me utterly gutted and flattened. I was overly irritable and having a generally difficult time of making decisions. My first line of self-care defense was … Read moreAccepting Naps Into Your Heart