What Gratitude Can Do For You

Your Authentic Personality

Your brain is always trying to make sense of things: What’s causing all this traffic? Why isn’t my prospect emailing me back? Why in the world did I just say that?   You then tell yourself stories to answer these questions, even when you don’t truly know what’s going on. …

How to Keep the Urgent from Hijacking What’s Important

There’s a Native American saying that if you chase two rabbits, you’ll lose them both. Just ask my dog, she knows its true. I have seen this truth in action as a parent, trying to juggle multiple issues for multiple children, and getting nowhere fast. But more than any other …

Are You in the Languishing Funk?

I’M NOT QUITE MYSELF THESE DAYS   I’m getting work done but I don’t feel like I’m making progress. I’m scattered, less focused than usual. My goals, the ones I set months ago, either feel REALLY big right now or not as interesting as once thought. Staying upbeat and positive …

How Not to Get Triggered

I’ll never forget the day I lost it with my neighbor, Laura.   Long story short, Laura’s son, who is probably in jail by now, was a neighborhood terror. Laura thought her child was an angel and all the other children, mine included, were bullies. One early morning Laura showed …

What your Emotions are Trying to Tell you about Meaning

What Your Emotions are Trying to Tell you about Meaning   The first time I went to therapy was a little disappointing.  About 15 minutes in, the therapist asked me a question, I don’t even remember what it was now. I do remember that I put my head in my …

What’s my WHY?

What was your favorite movie as a kid? I’m not just asking because I’m curious (and because it’s so fun to hear your answer), there’s more to it than that. Your answer to the question, What was your favorite movie as a kid? reveals your WHY. THE WHY IN YOUR …

Your Job is NOT your Purpose

I was sitting on the couch watching tv church on Youtube about a month ago. I’ve got my tea in one hand and my husband’s hand in the other. My pastor started talking about the pressure he has felt to meet the world’s expectations and how hard it is to …

When your work feels like Groundhog Day again

“What would you do if you were stuck in one place AND everyday was exactly the same AND nothing you did mattered?” -Phil Connors, Groundhog Day Ever had that feeling? I mean really, who hasn’t? A study on wellbeing conducted by the CDC in 2010 confirmed that it’s happening to …

Three little words that will kill your motivation every time

Do you ever catch yourself saying things like… I have to be on the departmental Zoom call at 10am. I have to drive carpool three times this week. I have to get to the grocery store today. I have to stop eating those Cheez-Its®.   Me too. Cheez-Its® are the …

Know Your Personality

Recently I read Holy Ambition by author and pastor, Chip Ingram, where he said this: “One of the most amazing things that I have discovered in the last twenty-five years as a pastor is how few people understand how God made them.” I couldn’t agree more Chip. That’s why I’m passionate …