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...

Why you need to learn how to sit with the discomfort (with De Lisa Patterson)

I am thrilled to be sitting down with De Lisa Patterson, brand mixologist and all around creative. One, because she’s freakin’ hilarious. And two, because she is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.  De Lisa’s journey starts with a tale of loss — of a job, a relationship, and her self-confidence all at the same time. She shares how those losses took their toll, and also how they shaped her...

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...

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...

How to prioritize self-care, even if you don’t have time.

Before I took my month-long sabbatical in October of 2017, I would grimace at the thought of taking time out from work to do anything that involved self-care. It didn’t matter if those things would make me feel better, more inspired, or happier, I had to eek every ounce of productivity I could from the small amount of time I had without my daughter. I would literally find myself getting...