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Guest post: How Mindfulness Meditation Helps During COVID-19

image via Pexels  When the causes of stress in your life are beyond your control (such as a global pandemic), it can be especially tough to cope. Fortunately, meditation is an effective and readily-accessible way to take your mental well-being into your own hands. If you’re wondering what mindfulness is or how to get started […]

Why I hate Thanksgiving – and you should, too

Did you know Abraham Lincoln was the first President of the United States to make Thanksgiving an annual tradition through presidential proclamation? Here’s what he said in part: It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole […]

Do you want to be right? Or do you want something else?

I’d been binge watching Love It, or List It for a few days (because there’s only so much Criminal Minds I can take!), and was blown away at the early-on bickering. Luckily for my brain, I ran out of episodes and switched to The Great British Baking Show.    If you don’t know Love It, […]

7 ways to move from overwhelmed to overjoyed

You’re overzealous. Or overambitious. Maybe you’re overemotional. Or you make yourself overbusy. And of course all that leads to you being overcritical, overwrought, and overwhelmed. Now you’re just plain over it. But what do you do now? Stop Do you need to be juggling all the balls all by yourself? You’re Overdoing it. You don’t […]

I’m going to start a podcast: the accountability version

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King, “On Writing” I’m going to start a podcast.  You’re doing WHAT? You’re starting a WHO? What the ACTUAL… ? I haven’t yet. I’m working on it. I’m gearing up for it. I’m preparing for it. I’m fixin’ to get it done. I’m going […]

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