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Ten Things I Loved in October

Ten Things I Loved in October

At the end of each  month, I take stock of the previous month.  What went well?  What did I learn?  What brought me a simple joy?  These monthly reports are a way to encourage myself to take delight in the littlest of things– like the surprising combination of chickpeas, broccoli rabe, ricotta, and lemon juice […]

October Goal Review, November Goals

October Goal Review, November Goals

Every month, I set a few targeted goals to help me navigate the month. The goals are a bit of a compass for what I’d like to do but I am also incredibly gracious (read: forgiving) with myself if I just can’t pull them off. Here is a review of October’s goals and how I […]

Some (more) days in my life

Some (more) days in my life

This summer, I shared a few days of my life with you after someone on Facebook asked how I went about organizing my time.  But since summer is a weird time for me because I am not teaching and my work slows down some, I thought it would be good to redo that exercise during […]

The Weekly Spark:  Complete the Proust Questionnaire

The Weekly Spark: Complete the Proust Questionnaire

Today’s weekly spark comes from Marcel Proust. Some background:  In the 19th century, French writer Marcel Proust stumbled upon a questionnaire called, “An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, ect.” Proust answered the questionaire numerous times over his life. This list of questions came to be known as the Proust Questionnaire. It has been used to […]

the happy sheet: exactly enough time

the happy sheet: exactly enough time

this moment

this moment

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting. Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as […]

an excerpt from Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines

an excerpt from Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women’s Magazines

Oh, I am so excited about today’s post.  On Tuesday, October 30th, Seal Press will release Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women’s Magazines by Jennifer Nelson.  A well-known writer for glossy magazines, Nelson has seen enough to make some really keen observations on the magazine business.  And she shares all sorts of insights […]

Enough is (Your) Enough

Enough is (Your) Enough

A few weeks ago,  a friend was talking about her goals. I want to see my friends enough. I want to see my family enough. I want to exercise enough. I want to eat enough healthy food. I want to meditate enough. I want to volunteer enough. Notice the theme? I remember a journal entry […]

Introducing Julie Parker, the author of My Recovery

Introducing Julie Parker, the author of My Recovery

I am so thrilled to introduce you all to Julie Parker, an Australia-based counselor and coach who is just amazing (and a kindred spirit for so many reasons including the face that her business is named Beautiful You).  Julie is the author of a book called My Recovery: Inspiring Stories, Recovery Tips, and Messages of […]