5 journaling techniques to help you gain clarity

When I think about journaling, two things come to mind: My mother keeping several different journals — a dream journal, a personal journal, and an art journal — for most of my childhood and into my adult years. Being required to keep a journal (and actually loving it) in my middle school English class. Thank you, Mr. Diskin, for the encouragement all those years ago!  These days, no one has...

30 prompts to help you get in the groove with gratitude

30 prompts to help you get in the groove with gratitude

Journaling has been a powerful tool for self-discovery and growth throughout the course of my life. I grew up in a home where journaling and self-expression were encouraged. I had an English teacher in 8th grade require daily journaling as part of our class. Hell, my health coach training program incorporated daily free-writing (a la Morning Pages) as part of our coursework. I’ve journaled when it was just me, and...

Why anger and resentment have been my greatest teachers

Why anger and resentment have been my greatest teachers

I’ve always had a bit of a temper. As a kid, whenever I’d get in trouble I would storm out of the room screaming, run to my bedroom and slam the door as hard as I could, crank up my stereo to peak volume, and yell about the injustice of it all. I wish I could say that I’ve outgrown that response as an adult, but I’d be lying. Up...

When was the last time you got something in the mail?

When was the last time you got something in the mail worth reading?

This week’s episode is another solo one from yours truly and the second in the Quick Tip Series (meaning it’s a short one!). It’s all about the power of the handwritten note, and I couldn’t be more excited about the topic. A month or so ago, I took a poll over in Instagram about what I should focus on for my next solo episode. It was between this topic and...

How to get the most out of your gratitude practice

How to get the most out of your gratitude practice

Back in September, before I took my month-long sabbatical, I thought I had a fairly good idea of what a regular gratitude practice looked like. In fact, I had spent the better part of 4 years keeping a gratitude journal based on the book Make Miracles In Forty Days* by Melody Beattie. I made daily lists, worked hard to find the good in situations that truly challenged me, and even ran...

3 ways to get the most out of a regular gratitude practice

3 ways to get the most out of a regular gratitude practice

A quick Google search on the topic of gratitude will reveal millions of posts touting its life-changing benefits. Benefits of a regular gratitude practice include better health and sleep, more happiness, deeper relationships, increased productivity, decreased depression and anxiety, and improved immunity against disease and illness. Yep. Gratitude helps with all of that and more. So how exactly do you tap into this miracle practice and express gratitude? And how can...

Another one of my crazy ideas. And this time, it’s all about you.

I hinted at this last week and have literally been vacillating between excitement and nausea in anticipation of sharing what I’ve been working on. So … here goes! Another idea to come about from my meditation last week was to launch an entire shop filled with hyper focused recipe collections that are easy to digest and use, alongside worksheets and guides to help feed the rest of you. And while...