3 Reasons Why It’s Super Hard for Grown-Ups to Play 2.0

I want to be playful, but the truth is I'm not. I want to be. I used to be. But something happened. And that part of me is lost. Sound familiar? I wrote these words and knew it was a topic I wanted to explore. But there were other tasks to tend to, and the … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why It’s Super Hard for Grown-Ups to Play 2.0

When New Year’s is a Bust— How to Stick That Landing

New Year's didn't land for me. Now I know why. I'll begin by saying I had every reason for it to feel like it should have. I had a lot of little wins to celebrate. This might especially surprise you if you read "Try a New Year's Resolution Twist" because it highlights the power of … Continue reading When New Year’s is a Bust— How to Stick That Landing

Try a New Year’s Resolution Twist

When was the last time New Year's resolutions worked out for you? If it's been awhile (or never), that's how I felt in 2011 when I decided to try something radically different than anything I'd ever planned thus far: Instead of making grand plans destined to fail me, I made no plans. I'd been reading … Continue reading Try a New Year’s Resolution Twist

5 Days, 5 Ways to ′Merry up Christmas’— Without Breaking Your Piggy Bank!

Are you feeling the blues as we close in on... the "most wonderful time of the year"? Things have changed, and many don't have the means to do what they used to. It's not just you. Commercialism has set a bar that's difficult to reach. Especially now. Let's peek in on a Christmas in Mayberry. … Continue reading 5 Days, 5 Ways to ′Merry up Christmas’— Without Breaking Your Piggy Bank!

Love Letters and Secrets: Are Yours Hiding Too?

′Tis the season for getting mushy. Recently, I happened upon some old love letters in an email thread. Oh my. It's a little embarrassing to  tell you how little correspondence I received. And it's funny to consider how unpolished I was, as a writer. I was so young. Nevertheless, there was something special in those … Continue reading Love Letters and Secrets: Are Yours Hiding Too?

From Overwhelm to Simple Possibility

Has the overwhelm set in?  Just start somewhere. In a way, that's what I'm doing here.  With these words and this task.  The ideas have come and gone.  So has the energy they bring with them.  Can you relate? Maybe you've had it in your head to do all these things with the shiny new … Continue reading From Overwhelm to Simple Possibility