Here’s How Excellence & Editing Go Hand-In-Hand

    If you consistently follow through on your promises (show up when you say you will, deliver a work product by a deadline you’ve committed to, support someone through a challenging time, exercise and eat well consistently, manage your household thoughtfully) you’re already doing more than most. To be excellent, you need to give…

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You Won’t Find It If You’re Not Looking…

I recently learned of the existence of “darkness retreats” wherein participants willingly deprive themselves of all light in order to experience a new appreciation for the beauty of sight. Not to undermine the sacrifice and profundity of such an experience, but summoning awe and reverence for something once you’re without it seems fairly easy. Counter-intuitive…

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How To Actually Gain Momentum (Hint: It’s Not The Way You Think)

  I see clients every day who have been stymied as to how to tackle their clutter and disorder. These are people who have been incapacitated for years (sometimes even decades), waiting for motivation to arrive that never seems to.  In a single session, these same clients transform from being anxious, overwhelmed and avoidant to…

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For Clarity & Contentment, Uncover The “Why”

My work is designed to help clients hone their ability to access purpose. At the core, what I ask them about their possessions is, “Why is this present in your life?”   Plenty of them own a plethora of pretty things. Most of them can easily invent utility for objects. My goal is for them…

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Aim For Alignment

Alignment is one of those words that gets tossed around in the self-help world. But what is it, really? The feeling of being at the right place at the right time. The feeling of having the necessary skill set to solve the puzzle presented to you. The feeling of talking to someone who gets it.…

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Why Your Real, Weird Self Is The One We Most Want

    “Be yourself” is as bog-standard a life directive as they come. I believe the appropriate response is, “Duh.” Still, it’s a necessary reminder. The desire to fit in (which must have evolved from a survival tactic to avoid getting ousted from ones’ tribe and lunched on by whatever beasts were nearby) is strong.…

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A Return To Patience

Once upon a time, patience wasn’t a virtue, but a requirement. Nature’s slow and steady progression was the ruling faction. Nowadays, it has become increasingly easy to be impatient. We no longer have to wait for the arrival of summer, we can simply board a plane for somewhere warm. We no longer have to patiently…

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5 Step Recipe For Habit Consistency

  Aristotle (or maybe Will Durant) famously wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Since then, our species has been fascinated by habits. Good, bad; making them and breaking them. Our higher knowings against our lower desires, squaring off for eternity. I’m wretched at scientific reasoning,…

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What Will You Pay Attention To In 2023?

  Attention is the intersection of time and energy, which makes it a highly precious resource. Yet so many of us (myself included!), don’t treat it as such. We act frivolously with our attention. We give and withhold it without intentionality. And then we wonder why what we desire isn’t showing up for us. Where…

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Live Simply in December: Ease

Creating more ease in people’s lives is at the core of my life’s work. I know firsthand the ways challenges great and small are responsible for important mental, physical and spiritual growth. Still, I’m invested in creating greater ease because I also know that the more freed up each of us is (freed from the…

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