• Overwhelmed? This is Why and This is the Solution.

    The other night I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking about all the insurmountable pressures and tasks that comprise a day. If you’re a mother, your home must be kept tidy. Your kids must be polite, well-behaved, and have some skill that makes them better than smart. They need to be “special.” And even if they’re really little and you’ve never done this before, you need to be good at it. Your body knew how to create a baby so you must know how to care for one. You can’t ever lose your temper, and if you do, you must do it in when your kids aren’t around. And make sure…

  • A Life Changing Tool You Can Enact Right Now

    If you missed my post on Instagram, you didn’t see my awkward pic of Elizabeth Gilbert or read I attended the Wanderlust festival this year. If you’re curious to know what Wanderlust on Oahu is like, I wrote about my first experience in an essay here. I also wrote about this year’s festival and the small piece of advice Gilbert gave to writers. Anyway, I wasn’t expecting the half day workshop to be as emotional as it was. To start, “Big Magic Creativity Workshop,” was a little misleading, in a good way. I imagined we’d be sitting in groups painting and writing. While the around 250 of us did pair…

  • Surprising Ways Successful People Fell Into Their Purpose

    I hear stories all the time about how someone was living their daily, unfulfilled or maybe even fulfilled lives, when a calling came knocking at the door. A few old friends, for example, changed career course after they met a homeless family and decided to devote their money and time into investing in real estate so they could use it to create much-needed affordable housing. Judith Orloff, MD, who everyone knows as the empath guru, says in her online class that a dream told her to return to school to become a psychiatrist so she could help legitimize intuition in the field of medicine. Author and Glamour magazine editor Elisabeth…

  • 4 Ways You’re Seriously Hurting Yourself and Others By Not Following Your Calling

    Think you’re doing yourself and others a favor by staying small in your safe ordinary life? Think again. If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’ve been reading Joel Comm’s, “The Fun Formula.” In it he says words so aligned with my own beliefs, I feel like I wrote them. Here he shares the first thing that way not following your purpose hurts others. You’re preventing the world from your gifts. “I believe that every single person who has ever walked the face of the earth was made with distinct passions and innate talents. We have an aptitude that inclines us toward specific skills and abilities that we pick…

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  • When Change Isn’t Possible

    Say you’re in a job you despise, but can’t leave. Or you live in a place that doesn’t suit you, but financially you can’t pick up and go. There will be times when the best thing you can do is keep working that job and remain in that situation even if it’s making you unhappy. That feeling can leave you trapped like being stuck in a cage. It can make you feel victimized and powerless. But here’s where you take that power back. Yes you can’t move from the place you are right now, but there are things you can do to improve your mood, cut the chains of entrapment…

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  • The Right Way to Use Intuition to Make Your Next Career Move

    We hear it all the time. People leave the safety of their steadfast careers only to become best-selling authors, millionaires and even famous talk show hosts. From Steve Jobs to Oprah who has said, “I’ve trusted the still, small voice of intuition my entire life. And the only time I’ve made mistakes is when I didn’t listen. For all the major moves in my life—to Baltimore, to Chicago, to own my show, and to end it—I’ve trusted my instincts,” successful people risk big. But not every opportunity is a good one. How do you know whether saying, “Yes,” will lead you down the right path or one towards financial loss and…

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