“No-Fail” Friday: Third wheel


This week we got into indecision, and the occasional conflict between decisions that “make sense” but also make us happy. In my experience, the struggle of those moments is often marked by one critical, missing ingredient: intuition.

More often than not, tough decisions are about the push-pull of your emotions versus your intellect – what you want, and what you think you “should” do. As those two sides take each other on, a third perspective may be quietly trying to be heard. Intuition is the alignment of your “feel” and your “think.” It’s a part of you that knows both what you want and why it would be best for you. Trouble is, it can be wicked hard to hear underneath all that internal noise already underway. Read More

“No-Fail” Friday: Step it up

Young Woman Traveler Journey Concept

Earlier this week, I told you a little story about me and a hill on a hot summer day. There was drama, there was intrigue…actually, maybe not much of either, but there was a point to it. Sometimes, the key to getting through a challenge is right under your feet. Rather than sizing up the scope of the mountain you’re climbing, the best approach to making it to the top might be to connect with the place where you are right now, and focus on taking the next right step, rather than all the steps ahead.

Seems as though you’re “no-fail” mindfulness for this weekend is a challenge within a challenge. Or, at least, about one.  Read More

Uphill battle


Last weekend, I had the chance to escape the city for a few days and head to the mountains about an hour or so to the north. It was beautiful, and mercifully cooler than the summer heat that’s been laying flat on top of us down this way for weeks now. At one point while there, I decided to head out into nature and take a run. About half a mile into it, I realized something very important.  Read More