No Accidents

I don’t know about you, but as I’m getting older, things are finally starting to make sense. Stuff that happened years ago that I didn’t understand, or I didn’t think much of at the time, are now coming full circle as I grow in my detachment. And I think most of us would agree that everything happens for … Continue reading

The 5 Dysfunctions: What are we doing?

I’m inspired by reading. I think reading helps us to see and understand ourselves and others in novel ways. And if this blog hasn’t made clear by now, I’m kind of a self-help junkie. I believe if we’re not getting better, we’re getting worse. With that, the latest book I’ve read is Patrick Lencioni’s The … Continue reading

Reality Check

I was in a funk last week. Super productive at work, but super irritable everywhere else. So even though I had plenty on my mind to write, I procrastinated a bit. But it was probably for the best, all things considered. Anyway, I’m back! And feeling much better. Can’t let a little mood swing keep … Continue reading

End in Mind

Recently, a group of colleagues and I began reading and discussing Stephen Covey’s classic book  and workbook, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Now what came about from our initial meeting was the realization of just how ineffective many of us were. Some of us may have even thought we were fairly productive and balanced. But when … Continue reading

Lost Ones

Earlier this week, one of my former best friends called me a miserable, toxic, and disrespectful person – adding to a list that already included hateful, negative, unsupportive, and judgmental.  Yikes. Rewind six-months, and I took the risk of commenting on her personal life to better understand something I was uncomfortable with. Obviously, this wasn’t … Continue reading

What does love mean to you?

I’m always on the fence about Valentine’s Day. On the one hand, it is a good grand gesture opportunity for those who want or need it. On the other hand, I don’t think over-the-top displays of love and affection should be reserved for just one day. But I participate. And so does my husband. (I … Continue reading

Find Your Inspiration II

I wrote Find Your Inspiration almost two years ago, and it’s still one of my favorite and most-read posts. And since inspiration has been surrounding me so much lately, I decided to give part II a go. My motivation has been up and down in the past month, sort of like my energy. But fortunately, inspiration … Continue reading

People & Problems

As much as we’d like it to be, life isn’t always positivity, sunshine, and righteousness. Sometimes, it’s negative, dark, and mistake-ridden. But how we reconcile and embrace these, is the surest way to find our joy. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve witnessed grown adults behave despicably. These people have been reckless in their … Continue reading

Change of Plans

A year or more ago, I would have never believed that I would be able to find peace in chaos. I liked having a plan. I liked doing things right. I’ve never considered myself a go-with-the-flow kind of gal. And my husband can attest to how frustrated and obnoxious I would get when things didn’t … Continue reading

Opportunities to Fail

The funny thing about writing an anti-perfectionism blog is that there’s this expectation that you’ll be perfect at it. People expect that because I write about taking it easy on myself, about detachment, confidence, acceptance, etc., that I have all these things down pat. Well, I have to break it to you: I don’t. This … Continue reading