We think of our career and self-care as a binary between work and life. We talk about work-life balance like that’s all there is. Work stuff, and life stuff — an even split. But it’s not 50/50. This is not a two-mode thing where sometimes you live and sometimes you work. Balance means that the … Continue reading Is work-life balance 50/50?
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.
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.
Image ID: A black notebook with red writing that says "Write Ideas" with two overlapping speech bubbles. Next to the notebook is a wooden pencil. The notebook and pencil are on top of a dark stained wooden surface with slats. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash My relationship with my creativity has had its ups and downs. I've … Continue reading How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset
A blue planner notebook that says "My Secret Plan to Rule the World" with a pink background. Photo by Ann H from Pexels. Goals should be SMART, right? Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. But a lot of us fail to pay attention to the achievable and relevant parts of the planning process. We stick to specific and … Continue reading What We Keep Messing Up About “SMART” Goals
Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash Are you someone who struggles to cut through all the noise in your mind to find what you really need from your inner voice and intuition? It's not uncommon, especially for people with a history of trauma who have become hypervigilant to others' emotional cues. In trauma, we learned … Continue reading How to Hear Your Inner Voice