Be Grateful

Be Grateful

A few years ago Oprah contributed to the popularity of gratitude journals, the idea of each day either starting or ending your day by journaling at least 5 things for which you are grateful. In the tough days, this might be as simple as “I am grateful for my ability...
Be Still

Be Still

As a type-A, try to do it all perfectionist, it seems virtually impossible for me to BE STILL. Even when I am stationary, my mind is racing down dozens of paths as I work through my mental to-do list, daydream about my next vacation, develop new plans for how to...
Do Not Be Realistic

Do Not Be Realistic

  Nothing makes me more defensive and my skin crawl as much as the statement “be realistic”. Even, and often especially, when it is said to someone other than me. I will do my best to start by quieting the naysayers. I understand that yes, sometimes we must “be...
From Do-More to Be-More

From Do-More to Be-More

“You’re a cool lady.” Exactly what every 30-something year old woman wants to hear. This was something that makes me akin to my feisty, exuberant grandmother who no one can get enough of. Don’t get me wrong, I see it as a complement, although a quirky one that makes...
Be Silly

Be Silly

There are few things in this world that feel as good as laughter. And it seems like the world could certainly use more laughter. I am one of those people who takes life far too seriously. I forget to relax, to laugh, to spin around like a kid or to be goofy just for...