Tag Archives: mindset

How to Journal

journaling in bed

Do you keep a journal? A written collection of your thoughts and ideas? Journaling is something I’m asked about a lot, and it’s been one of my daily rituals for years. As an introvert, getting my thoughts out on paper comes much more easily than speaking them out loud. This form of expression also gives […]

You’ll Remember It Differently

sailboat at sunset on Clearwater Beach, FL

“You’ll remember it differently.” That’s what my therapist said to me while I sobbed hysterically from her couch. I didn’t believe her. At the time I was struggling to accept just how broken my marriage was, and my crying spells were so frequent and so violent that I was certain I’d ruptured a vital organ, […]

Learning the Art of Forgiveness with Brenda Reiss

Brenda Reiss, the forgiveness coach

In this episode of Conversations with Smart People, I interviewed Brenda Reiss, a Forgiveness Coach in the Greater Seattle area who helps clients navigate the process of forgiveness, about the art of forgiveness. I don’t know about you, but this is a tough one for me. I mean, I understand the concept of forgiveness, but […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 280): Being Negative

yellow lemons in jadeite fireking bowl

On day 280 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I experimented with being negative as an act of self-care. I’m not a huge fan of negativity. It just feels yucky, whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end of it. But do you ever have those days where you just feel like you’re constantly switching gears […]

10 Tips for Staying Motivated to Reach Your Health Goals

Does this sound like you? You feel unstoppable that first week after setting a new goal, only to find that you’ve completely abandoned it just a few weeks later? Staying motivated is tough, but there are a few things you can do in advance to give yourself a kick in the pants when you need […]