Do It for the Love

Do It for the Love

What if doing something well weren't the point? 

What if doing it because it brought you joy, was, in fact, the point. 

Lately I've been thinking back to how many times I've tried, or not tried, something because I knew I would either be good at it, or I would be terrible at it. 

While lately I've had paralysis around writing and painting, two attempts from the past also come come to mind.  My attempt at snowboarding and my attempt at DJing. 

Here's the thing, I was so bad at snowboarding that first year, that when I went to my annual checkup, the doctor asked me if I wanted to talk about it.  "Sweetheart, do you want to talk about it?  Is....is he....beating you?"...

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10 Tricks to Make the Holidays a Treat!

10 Tricks to Make the Holidays a Treat!

Well, it's officially the start of the holiday season, though some intrepid retailers had Christmas decorations for sale a few weeks ago.  Geez.  

So, after you've taken the family out for some good ol' fashioned trick or treating, wiped off the last of the glitter and makeup and brewed a cup of tea, join me for a few tricks to make your holidays a treat.  

1. Gratitude:  I'd say 96% of our holiday stress actually comes from being abundantly blessed.   #firstworldproblems We are so blessed and so wealthy. Wrapping my head around how stinkin' lucky I am has made all the difference in my personal stress levels at both the holidays and beyond.  Is there a way to reframe something about the holidays that usually stresses you out? Maybe the thought of relatives staying the night has you on edge, but there's only a finite number of years they will be doing that. Learning to appreciate the experience can make all the difference.  Maybe you're afraid of the effects of the season on your waistline, but realizing what a blessing of abundance it is to have too much food might be enough to make you take a breath and enjoy it.  Just take a moment to take a deep breath, and be thankful.

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Sunday Funday: Good Reads!

Sunday Funday: Good Reads!

First of all, YESSSSS!!!!! It's time to use pumpkin pictures again!  

Second of all, here are a few links I'm loving this week.  Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy.  

First of all, YESSSSS!!!!! It's time to use pumpkin pictures again!  

Second of all, here are a few links I'm loving this week.  Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy.  

Sorry Mom, your kids don't want your stuff

Fall is here, time to tune in to a new Swedish buzzword - Lagom - short for "just enough"!

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