Category Archive for "snippets"

Getting Rid of Stuff

I’ve come to realize that like any other long-term goal, cutting down on the amount of stuff I have can also be sliced from a large project into manageable pieces. Which is why, every day for the last month or…

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas. This day brings up many lovely memories of childhood, and a mix of happy and sad as an adult. My grandpa, my dad’s dad, was Santa Claus. A truly generous and loving patriarch, one who always made sure…

Leaving room to be surprised

Leaving space for adventure and surprises in life is so important. I’m taking 1.5 weeks off from coaching starting Wednesday and, aside from some volunteer work, I don’t have anything specific planned. I’m reveling in the idea of having open-ended…

Time to change

It’s the little things that can create a sense of community. Seeing someone you know on the street. Making a new friend while riding public transportation. Randomly ending up on the train with a former coworker and getting to commute…

I think I can… 2 of 2

Continued from yesterday… As we played more rounds of the game, our motivation grew. We were running out of game credits and as we got more consistent about getting 32-33 of the required 34 points our desire to beat the…

I think I can… 1 of 2

When you think you can, you can. It was a great time out with my sister and two of her friends at Dave and Buster’s last night. I tell you this to set the stage for our “think you can”…

The light of love

“…that their hearts be filled with the fire of love, that they live in perfect harmony and kindness like one soul in different bodies. … Behold the candle, how it gives light. It weeps its life away drop by drop…

Write it out

Journaling can be so healing. I had a few things on my mind tonight that could have shut me down, or kept me spiraling around in my head for a while. Instead I’m comfortably ensconced in a sense of peace…

Stereotype threat

I went to a great talk tonight by Claude Steele, author of Whistling Viviladi about stereotype threat. He’s done decades of research on the effect that stereotypes can have (often on the subconscious of a person), causing students to score…

Gentle Rays

The gentleness of self-care

This year I’ve been learning a lot about self-care and what it really means to show myself loving kindness as part of that. The more clients I coach, i.e. the more space I hold for others to process their own…

Changing up your routine

There is something powerful in changing up one’s routine. At the challenge of a good friend, I gave up playing games on my phone for the month leading up to Thanksgiving. And, you know what? Not only did it open…

Beach Hammock by Royce Bair

Snippet: Work/Life Balance

We need more balance in our work weeks. Three-day weekends. A nap in the middle of the day. Working less than 40 hours (don’t get me started on the 40+ hour expectation!). Anything to off-set the crazy that our society…

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