How I Hold Myself Accountable and Still Enjoy Life

This year, I set bold intentions for my writing, photography, and living well. I’ve spent much of my life in the hustle lane. Along the way, I stressed over deadlines, my role in affecting change in organizations, and balancing my extended family's drama with my own sanity.  Stress can [...]


How to Expand Your Imagination and Make YOUR Art

A robin stood resolute in the brown grass. He wore his redbreast proudly, announcing his arrival to anyone who would stop to look. He stood alone, but I knew others would follow. On this cold January morning, I examined my goals written in December. The words mocked and chided [...]


3 Thoughts About How We Move Into an Uncertain Future

When will I wake up from this nightmare? Little did I realize in March that we would end 2020 still masked and isolated from those we love. Many have lost more than time and favorite activities. In the US, Over 300,000 to date lost their lives. As the first [...]


How Perfectionism Protects, Keeping Me Safe

 It’s time to come out of hiding and face the truth. Perfectionism Protects Perfectionism is a defense mechanism. For years, I viewed my tendency for perfectionism as an asset. Who doesn’t want to do everything with excellence and strive for the best? In reality, perfectionism held me back, blinding [...]


The Power of Play: 3 Reasons You Should Do It Every Day

There's power in play. “Go out and play.” That’s what I wanted to hear in the past few days, weeks, well, most of 2020. I wanted to let go of being an adult. For just a moment, I longed to forget about the news, responsibilities, and all the pain [...]


The Myth of Creativity: 31 Easy Steps to Build a Powerful Habit Instead

I used to believe that creativity belonged to a privileged few. Those unicorn people who just knew what to say, how to dance, create art, or imagine a melody—all out of nothing. I believed in the myth of creativity.  The myth that creativity belongs to a privileged few obscures [...]


How I Chose My Best Word for Life Plus One for Every Year

Can one word make a difference? I believe it can. What’s your word? My what, you say? Your word. I first heard about choosing a word for the year from Chris Brogan who recommends identifying three words.  Chris’s three-word idea is simple. Choose 3 words (not 1, not 4) [...]

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