Mind Ready Monday: Sprinkling Sunshine

Today is worth celebrating. Not because it’s a particularly special date. It’s not a holiday. Or a birthday. Or the day Beyonce drops a new album [sigh]. But it’s happening now, and you’re a part of it. Celebrate with unnecessary laughter. Celebrate with a grateful heart. Celebrate with forgiveness and openness and kindness. With adventure and passion and hard work. Sprinkle your life with sunshine, even on its darkest days.”…. Read more

Gratefulness Begins with You

Happy Thanksgiving week! Food coma prep already started, so now I can focus on the holiday’s other purpose: gratefulness… [let’s be real — you thought about the food first, too]. As you indulge in stuffing and sweet potatoes this week, be someone others are grateful for. Smile at strangers whose spirits are broken. Call your family. Generously offer hugs. Forgive your friends. Share your happiness and promise your honesty. Begin right…. Read more

Coffee Dates for One

Are you on your second cup of coffee yet? It’s Monday — forgive yourself. Sipping on an especially strong latte Monday morning is like sipping on a cup of sanity [throw in a croissant and life is good again]. Even better is a coffee date for one. I’ve started doing solo coffee stops as a means of regrouping and reenergizing. Something about the alone time — if even for only…. Read more

Our Dreams Deserve This

Happy Monday. Have you spiked your coffee yet? [I won’t tell your boss]. Spiked or not, Mondays can really drag if you’re feeling uninspired. I was having one of those Mondays a few weeks ago. Nothing felt particularly new, or motivating, or enlightening. I feared my routine was clouding my creativity; my norms were dragging my dreams. I think a lack of inspiration comes from a lack of time. I’ll…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Finding Balance

I’m feeling sleepier today than on most Mondays. I think it’s all the dancing [and maybe the dirty martinis] at my cousin’s wedding this weekend. Over one of those martinis, my grandmother said she missed me. My heart broke. She misses me?  I’ve been traveling a lot and working longer hours than normal. Hence, why I haven’t been around. A few martinis later, I was feeling guilty. Guilty for not seeing…. Read more