This morning I was having a conversation with someone about our individual gifts. She identified one of mine as being 'high-achieving.' As soon as she said that, I sighed and rolled my eyes because I've come to resent that part of myself as of late. It seems to be the thing responsible for at least 80% of my life stressors and yet, as one friend put it in a text message to … [Read more...] about Every Light Has a Shadow
About ten years ago, there used to be a show that came on television called 'Radical Sabbatical.' The premise was: "Human-interest stories focusing on successful people changing lifestyles and taking risks in pursuit of spiritual fulfillment and bygone dreams." Hubby and I couldn't get enough of the show. There was everything from single individuals, to couples, to families … [Read more...] about Our Not-So-Radical Sabbatical
I was reading a magazine on the plane the other day (don't ask me what magazine or where I was going - I've been traveling so much these past few weeks that I don't know whether I'm coming or going these days), and there was a piece on Oprah and the three questions that she asks herself everyday: Am I on track? Am I in balance? Am I in flow? Setting aside the fact that I … [Read more...] about Three Questions Oprah Asks Herself Everyday
I rang in the new year without any particular resolutions in mind. My brain was (and kind of still is), cluttered with the immediate To-Dos of getting through the day, the week, the month. I had kind of lost sight of the big picture - my big picture. A few weeks ago, I was on the phone with one of my best friends was listening to me give the rundown of my stressors and she … [Read more...] about Do You Have Space In Your Life?
It's taken me four entire months to get this post out! And warning: I may sound like a spoiled brat. I've always been a fan of holidays and birthdays and celebrations - you know me, Life IS the Party. But somehow, someway, I married someone who could take or leave special occasions. Over the years, I've had to make a case for why I needed to receive greeting cards on my … [Read more...] about Be Intentional About Celebrating Yourself. And Get Cake.