“No-Fail” Friday: Currently unavailable

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If you kept up with us this week, you know we talked about both the challenge and the liberation of learning to say “no” to people, projects and even “opportunities” that your intuition tells you aren’t right, or are just aren’t right for right now. Everyone’s different, but for some of us, it’s easier to please others than it is to do right by ourselves. You don’t have to look hard to realize that we have ourselves a pretty substantial mindfulness challenge right here. I know, I know…but it is ok to say “yes” to this one.  Read More


“No-Fail” Friday: What’s the upside

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I have great news for you. First of all, it’s Friday. Yes, finally. Longest week ever. From my perspective, anyway. And perspective was kind of the name of the game around here this week.

If you checked in on Wednesday, you lucked out. It was fun times around here, which was exactly the point. We all spend plenty of time making our way through piles of work, inboxes, and chores, all day long. It’s part of being an “adult,” right?

Well, yes. But also, not completely.  Read More


“No-Fail” Friday: Inner spark

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If this week’s earlier post was in part about turning inward, as posts around here often are, but also about taking a step back. When you’re busy, and often under pressure, and overloaded, and under-slept, decision-making is tough. When someone shows you a path that seems perfectly sensible, with all the steps mapped out and verified, it can look pretty darn good to a set of tired eyes. Maybe I’ll just do that for a minute, you think, or just a little while longer than that. Once I get my energy back, then I’ll get back to charting my own course. Then I’ll get back to finding my purpose, and lighting the world on fire. Then I’ll get back to really being me.

I’ve been there. It’s not easy.  Read More