Monday Moment: Up and at ’em

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I know, I know. Unless you’re waking up in a beachside villa or similarly lavish spot today, you probably rolled your eyes the moment you saw this quote. Mondays mornings often don’t exactly make us feel the magic of being alive. It’s ok, because it’s still true. So, even if maybe the first few moments (hours) of the day don’t feel especially delightful, that doesn’t mean the day is a total loss.

Maybe it’s possible that at some point before your Monday wraps up, you can find one moment in which it does feel that way. One moment of gratitude, contentment, or peace, before returning to your inbox and the competing demands and responsibilities of your day. One mindful breath that reminds you how fairly amazing it is that breathing is something you can – and must – do, for the privilege of being able to do and feel and be so much more beyond it.

Have a happy week. :)

Return to sender


Today’s the day, y’all. The red, the pink, the lace, the hearts. They’re everywhere. If you’re allergic to roses, you might want to stay out of public today. Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is upon us.

Whether you’re matched up or not this year, I’m probably not the first person to tell you that any love relationship worth your time starts with loving yourself first. If your relationship status is currently anything other than “totally smitten,” today is a unique opportunity for you. Read More

“No-Fail” Friday: Overserved?


Morning! For those of you in the U.S., welcome to the day after Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday” for the retail therapy aficionados out there, but really known to most of us as the day the leftovers give you life. For this early moment, though, it might just be best to start with a cup of tea. ;-)

Even though it’s technically still a holiday, I couldn’t resist the perfect timing for a “No-Fail” Friday mindfulness challenge. Read More