I’m a recovering over-achiever. Not that I don’t still try to do my best, and still regularly push myself beyond my limits (note the “recovering” in the description), but over the past few years I’ve become more aware of both the behaviors that lead to that pushing, but also the mindset from which they originate.

I know I’m not the only one. Read More

Monday Moment: Joy & pain

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Whatever you may be experiencing at this moment, you are not the only one. If you’re as happy as you’ve ever been, know that someone else, somewhere else is, too. Same goes for nervous, scared, excited, and even that brutal, rock-bottom kind of sad. Whether it feels good or bad, you are not the only one.

All humans experience the same range of emotions. Sometimes they’re soft and fuzzy, and sometimes they’re like a knife, cutting straight through you. Occasionally, they float through you, and in other moments, they settle in, take up space and try to write your story for you. Some of us are more inclined to engage them than others. We all feel them, though, and we are never the only ones when we do.

That one, particular kind of beauty that only your energy can bring to only your body in only this lifetime, though? That’s all you, and even in this great-big-giant world, it is completely, utterly irreplaceable.

Things feeling especially hard lately? Maybe some scary thoughts you can’t seem to control? Call 1-800-273-TALK and just say “hi.” (en español 1-888-628-9454)

“No-Fail” Friday: Mic drop


More of a listener than a reader? Check out a recording of this weekend’s challenge below!

You made it! Just this one little (half, at this point) day left until the glorious weekend ahead. Hoping you have some downtime factored into your plans, but maaaaybe also a little space for a “no-fail” mindfulness challenge. They can be one in the same, you know. Plus, I really think you’re gonna like where this one’s coming from.  Read More