Stay Grounded in a Time of Crazy Busy

                                If you’re not new to these parts, you know that one thing I hate is being busy. In fact, in 2015 my word of the year was just that: #BanBusy. That said, life isn’t always as free as we […]

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Work Less and Do More Than You Think

The past two weeks, it’s felt like I’ve been doing a whole lot of not doing much. I’ve been sick, my daughter has been sick, we’ve had family staying with us, and with winter approaching I’m already feeling the all-around energy lulls that seem to make any task take longer when there’s a wind chill. […]

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Designing Woman {Guest Post}

Twenty-two years ago this month, Rwanda was embroiled in a 100-day genocide that resulted in an estimated 800,000 deaths. But once the mayhem subsided, women like Jacqueline Mukacyemayire were able to rise from the ashes. Here’s how: She can sew a dress overnight. I can’t thread a needle. She is self-employed. I work for a […]


Who Created Your Mess?

                      My daughter, nearly two, does a thing. There are many things she does, naturally, but there is this one that I want to talk about today. It relates to her genetics, of course, and her personality, and the fuel (read: lily-white pasta) that she […]

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When Banning Busy Isn’t Relevant

I’ve had a super busy two weeks in Europe and the Middle East. The kind of busy that takes my breath away and certainly not the type of busy I regularly live out in my daily life. Interestingly, though, this busy hasn’t left me limp on the floor gasping for some calming essential oils. Instead, […]

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How to Have a Hard Conversation

This month I had a couple hard conversations. They were not fun, and not something I looked forward to with great joy. Instead, as the hours ticked down to their kick-off time I was mostly shaking in my flip-flops and desperately trying to distract myself with any and all online nonsense to stop thinking about […]

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Why It’s True that What You Resist Persists

The Little Things One of the downsides of our cool lakeside home is that we have weird tap water I don’t like. By weird I mean it’s salty, and by “don’t like” I mean revile. It tastes semi normal at first, and then the aftertaste is a bit like you just bathed in a tub […]


How to Learn Positive Multitasking: Day 19 of the #DesignYourDay Challenge

It’s Day 19 of the 21 Days to #DesignYourDay Challenge in honor of my new book, Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose! (See all the details about the book here.) To celebrate, each weekday for 21 days I’ll be over on Periscope walking you through a 21-day challenge […]