Who is on your team?

2015-06-08 08.13.49

For much of my life I prided myself on being fiercely independent. I did things for myself, by myself, and would move mountains before I'd admit I needed someone else. I even avoided letting too many people get to know me. I didn't see the same hair stylist more than 1 or 2 times before moving to the next one. I would choose the big gyms and … [Read more...]

The stuff dreams are made of.

2015-05-02 08.37.59

Follow your bliss.Do what you love.Chase your dreams. At some point or another, we all hear (or say) something like this. Do what feels good. What does your heart want? ... But that isn't enough. It's not enough to follow your bliss. It's not enough to do what feels good. It's not enough to do what you love. Knowing what your dream is … [Read more...]

This or something better

2015-04-18 12.25.04

I am a planner. I look into the future and map out how to get from here to whatever goal is set way off in the distance. I draw pictures. I make strategies. I break it into milestones. But sometimes you have to go with what feels right, even when you have no clue where it might lead. Say yes to the unexpected and let go of needing to know what … [Read more...]

When you slip

2015-04-12 13.42.57

I set a goal a few week ago to write a blog post every day for 30 days straight. It quickly turned into every week-day for 30 days. And I was plugging along until yesterday, when I missed a post. How do you handle slip ups? At first I was disappointed with myself and started to get upset that I ruined everything, but then before the voices in … [Read more...]

All in and unattached

2015-03-31 08.08.57-2

Is it possible to be totally committed to something and yet not attached to the outcome? Being all in to me means bringing all of my best stuff and really wanting to create something amazing. Building relationships and being part of the team. And generally not holding back. Sometimes being all in can turn into a deep sense of attachment. I … [Read more...]

Slow and steady

2015-04-13 08.33.50

We don't really want slow and steady anymore. We want fast and now. Instant gratification. Binge-watching an entire season. On-demand and at your fingertips. And for lots of things, that's just how it is. I don't fight it. I want my internet fast and my latte now. But what about those things that require a little planning? Like business, … [Read more...]

Know your limits.

Photo Credit: _Hadock_ via Flickr.

I was reading an article this morning about Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, and it got me thinking about how important it is to test limits. If you never test the limits, you'll never know where your limits are. Imagine what our world would be today if the Wright Brothers never tried to fly. Or … [Read more...]

What if this is it?

2015-04-17 08.25.31

Today I woke up exactly 12 minutes before my 7am workout class. I was tired and wanted to go back to sleep, but made myself do it anyway. Not because I have anything to prove and not because I was excited to go. I got up and rushed out of the house to make it just in time to catch the first exercise because this is it. This is my life. I go … [Read more...]

Do it anyway.

Out for a walk that I did not want to take this morning.

Some days motivation is easy. Excitement is high, energy is up. And doing the things that need doing is easy. You know, things like exercise, eating well, going to work, making that phone call, writing that blog post, getting out of bed, etc. And then some days it feels impossible. You're tired, frustrated, bloated or moody, or just aren't … [Read more...]

Out of body experience.

2012-04-06 10.15.42

When I start something new (new job, new project, new relationship, new hobby, whatever), I tend to get I-can't-sleep-excited. This kind of excitement is fun and intoxicating so I freely give myself over to it. But there comes a time when the excitement has turned to adrenaline fumes. Sleep is still disrupted but the high isn't so high. Nothing … [Read more...]