Human beings are creative. We just are. Left to our own devices, we make up stories, draw pictures, write poems, use color in different ways, and display beautiful things in our homes. We have been making art and telling stories for eons. You are creative. I am creative. We are creative. But over time, creativity … Continue reading How to Level Up Your Creativity
We procrastinate productively, because saying yes to doing the dishes or another load of laundry is ALWAYS going to be something we can argue is more important than our creative goals, rest, or play. So it's time to be more decisive about what we say yes and no to.
You can’t expect someone else to do the work that’s in your own mind. Of course, you can get help from a therapist or a friend or a coach to help you process, but doing the work is on you. All the therapy in the world won't help you if you don't actually dig in and get uncomfortable and vulnerable to do the processing. The flip side is that other people’s emotional processing is THEIR job. You can’t do it for them.
I love a good motivational quote. Quotes can be a source of inspiration when you're feeling unsure, a prompt for journaling and investigation into your intuition, or a powerful mantra you can rely on when you feel doubts about your next steps. I love to turn my favorite quotes into phone wallpapers so that every … Continue reading 8 Quotes to Inspire Confidence and Growth
When you decide to expand your comfort zone, you make a decision to do something new to achieve that result. So when you find yourself frustrated because you made the decision but the result isn't happening... you may still be in your comfort zone pretending to make that decision and take that action, but not really doing it yet.
While Black and brown students are unfairly left behind when it comes to admission to Gifted and Talented programs and cultivating of their talents, they are absolutely not insulated from burnout or being held to impossible standards.
Being labeled as gifted and talented often leads educators and parents to expect that these children will be good at anything and everything. But giftedness and talent doesn't work like that, and just because these students can do something doesn't mean they should have to master it.
Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash I'm moving next month, so I'm doing the classic stuff-purge so I don't have to move things I never use or don't need. I found a notebook that I recognized as being one that I've used for goal-related notes in the past so I took a break to look … Continue reading I Was Putting My Goals on Hold for Weight Loss
Photo by Tara Winstead from Pexels Episode 18 of my podcast, Run Like Hell Toward Happy, is all about balancing illness with business and productivity. I didn't set out to have this particular niche, but it turns out that when you're a disabled, queer, neurodivergent coach, you attract similar kinds of people. My coaching doesn't have a toxic … Continue reading Balancing Chronic Illness with Productivity
Estrangement is a final boundary that many adult children choose to enforce with their parents after a lifetime of not being heard, valued, or respected. It's not a decision that people make lightly or easily — indeed, there are countless barriers to estrangement that come from a societal belief that family is an immutable, infallible bond that can't be broken or ignored. There is no morality in estrangement. Those who can cut off their parents aren't better people with better boundaries. Those who continue a relationship with parents who abused them aren't broken or codependent or foolish for wanting to keep their parents in their life.