I just got off a coaching call with my book writing coach. We celebrated that my publisher is open to talking about a possible updated version of my book! Aahhhhh!!! And then I asked for help preparing for that meeting, because I didn't want to come off like I felt entitled to a new edition … Continue reading Cold Cuts and Bridezillas
Are people inherently good?
Lofty topic for a blog post, I know. But I experienced some major philosophical whiplash today and it's demanding to be processed in words. First, the good. A friend of mine shared a photo on Facebook of her participation in a local Free Mom Hugs group. It instantly warmed me and inspired an Instagram post. … Continue reading Are people inherently good?
F*** Productivity Resolutions [Podcast]
Show Notes I see your bullet journal holding the weight of all your hopes and dreams, and I raise you a hustle-free INTENTION instead. It's time to stop acting like the right notebook is all that separates us from our dreams. Your productivity hacks won't work unless they actually meet your needs and fit the … Continue reading F*** Productivity Resolutions [Podcast]
F*** SMART Goal Resolutions [Podcast]
Show Notes Only 9% of people sustain their New Years Resolutions throughout the year or achieve their New Year goals. Thus, New Years Resolutions are ACTUALLY A BAD WAY TO SET GOALS. In this essay, I will... In this five-part mini series I'm calling bullshit on the top New Years Resolutions and suggesting a better, … Continue reading F*** SMART Goal Resolutions [Podcast]
5 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block
The curse of the blank page and the blinking cursor: every writer's worst nightmare! (Actually my worst nightmare is all my teeth fall out and the brakes go out in my car as I'm driving down a hill). Let's talk about writer's block and how to work through it. tip 1: Identify the Root Cause … Continue reading 5 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block
On a very base level, I'm craving fried pickles. But deeper than that, I crave silence. You know that feeling when you pull the car into the garage and turn it off, but before you go inside? The silence of being alone for just a moment surrounds you like a thick presence in the air. … Continue reading Cravings
Nothing is Normal
We keep going to work and buying groceries and living life while everything around us is wrong. It is so expensive to barely survive right now — prices and profits are soaring while wages stagnate. CEOs get stock options while workers' hours get cut. The government is full of people elected by rigged systems, gerrymandered, the … Continue reading Nothing is Normal
What is Gifted Kid Burnout?
Many parents are thrilled when they learn their child is gifted. They may assume their child will sail through school and life with ease. However, there is a downside to being labeled gifted and talented — gifted kid burnout. Many gifted kids experience burnout, either during their school years or later in adulthood. They may … Continue reading What is Gifted Kid Burnout?
How to Go Back to the Office During a Pandemic
We'd like to think we're in a post-pandemic society, but COVID-19 continues to spread, infect, and harm people every single day. The general consensus of the US government seems to be that the show must go on, and even companies that have held out for two years have decided it's time to come back to … Continue reading How to Go Back to the Office During a Pandemic
To Those Who Aren’t Ready to Leave
I recently had a Facebook memory pop up, an image from a vacation in January 2016. In the photo, my puffy, red eyes betrayed that I'd been up all night crying, despite a chipper caption about my breakfast shake and a smiling emoji. January 13, 2016 The night before, my partner had painstakingly pulled a … Continue reading To Those Who Aren’t Ready to Leave