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The Benefits Of A Standing Desk And Why You Must Get Off Your Butt

I do a lot of sitting with my work. My entire business is online, and I spend the vast majority of my work day on my computer. The studies that have come out in the last few years about the health dangers of sitting so much have really started to bother me. Research links sitting […]

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Summer Vacation Ideas: 4 Soul-Stirring Destinations

I love taking vacations that are truly vacations — where you feel rested and enlivened rather than over-scheduled and wrung out. I’ve traveled a lot in the last few years, and I’ve found the best vacations for me are those that combine natural beauty, outdoor activities, great food, and interesting and fun attractions — without […]

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How To Simplify Your Life: 50 Actions To Foster Peace And Contentment

As I’m writing this post, I’m in the process of moving. I’ve lived in the same house for nearly twenty years, and now my house has sold, and I’m moving to Asheville, North Carolina in two weeks. It was a hard decision to leave this house that I love so much, the home where I […]

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5 Holiday Traditions You Should Absolutely Break

The holiday season is all about traditions. Every family has their own. We have a tradition in our house that the kids get pajamas every year for Christmas, and they always open them Christmas Eve to sleep in that night. Since my daughters are dancers, going to their Nutcracker performances has always been part of […]

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Your Strengths and Weaknesses: Where Should You Focus?

One of the main reasons we have a hard time creating the happy, passionate life we desire is because we are so highly-focused on our weaknesses and how we’ve screwed up in the past. Failing, doing something poorly, being chastised for messing up, seeing others perform far better than we have — all of these […]

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The 10 Most Likely Reasons You Haven’t Found Your Life Passion

Depending on which survey you read and where you live, somewhere between 70-80% of people are just plain miserable with their jobs. If you spend 8 or more hours a day on the job, that counts for more than half of your waking hours during which you are either actively unhappy or just sporadically satisfied. […]

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