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

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

5 Ways to Channel More Happiness

Ever wish you were someone else? Someone smarter, stronger, prettier or quirkier? Someone wealthier, sillier, wiser or more in love? I think we’ve all daydreamed over what it would be like to step inside another person’s life — if even only for a moment. We’re human, after all.  Often times, I think we assume happiness is always someplace else. Within a better career, a bigger bank account, a beautiful home. Within a…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Second Chances

A second chance can change somebody’s life. At least, that’s what my dad always tells me. Let me explain. 38 years ago a college professor granted my dad a second chance on a final exam. That second chance changed my dad’s life — and ultimately, my own. As a teenage Israeli immigrant, my dad was the first in his family to go to college. At the time, his siblings were counting on…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Park Your Problems

I’m coming off a busy weekend. A flight, a wedding + a family holiday — all spent in my husband’s hometown. Fortunately, the midwest always greets me with a hug [and a hearty casserole] to ease the jet lag. Maybe the open bar helped, too. Open bar aside, traveling pushes me to park my problems and pause my crazed schedule. I like to think those pauses + parking spots are what…. Read more