“No-Fail” Friday: Third wheel

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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


Monday Moment: Feel it out

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Just another Monday? Sleepy, boring, stressful, ugh? Maybe, if that’s how you see it.

It’s either the first day of a five-day grind full of work, obligations and agendas, or it’s the beginning of a new week that holds infinite promise and potential for moments of joy, fun, and ease. Yes, that’s right, you may even get a few breaks in there, if you make the space for them. Even the unavoidable work part doesn’t have to be all that bad, if you look for the positive outcomes you create through it.

It may take some effort, and even feel a little forced, to try on a fresh perspective, but it the new angles you discover might just turn your whole week around.


Uphill battle

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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