Saying “no” to the good to pursue the great mindset simplicity

How are we in the last few days of May? Is it just me, or has May simply flown by?

May is always a full month - I’ve learned that over many years, but I usually forget until it sneaks up on me. So when I find myself more overwhelmed than usual this time of year, I have to remind myself that...

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Why you should be playing more - no matter what your age! having what matters simplicity well-being

I love a good obscure, little known “holiday”! 

Some are a little over the top, like “Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day” (January 22, in case you want to celebrate it next year.)

But some of those “holidays” get me thinking about something that I...

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Being content: Is what you have the thing you hoped for? happiness mindset stress

Hello and Happy Monday!

The last few days have been a whirlwind for me - and it got me thinking of you and something you might resonate with.

Last Thursday, I flew from Minnesota (my home base) to Florida. On Friday, I spoke four times at a partner retreat, then I flew to California to speak at...

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It’s Well-Being Week in Law! health well-being

Happy May 1! It’s incredible that May is already here, and - with it - Mental Health Awareness Month.

And not only that, this week, May 1 - May 5, is Well-Being Week in Law. Every year, the first week of May is designated “Well-Being Week in Law” (WWIL), and many...

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Is clutter getting in the way of your well-being? health simplicity stress

I have to admit, I have never heard of it until someone I follow posted:

April 26 is “Get Organized Day”!

What does being organized have to do with your well-being? More than you know!

Research shows that physical clutter can cause stress, feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, depression,...

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Fact or fiction? Stress can be good for you! mindset stress well-being

April is Stress Awareness Month, so I wanted to spend a little time thinking with you about stress so you can be more aware of it (notice that it’s stress “awareness” month, not just stress “management” month.)

What is the definition of stress?

There are several...

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What's your greatest fear? Is it stopping you? change fear growth

Spring has finally arrived here in Minnesota. It took longer than usual by a few weeks, and I almost wiped a little tear of joy from my cheek when I looked at the extended forecast and saw that our daily high was over freezing for the foreseeable future, even shooting into the 60's and 70's.

The...

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April is Stress Awareness Month stress well-being

Happy April! There’s still snow on the ground here in Minnesota, but spring is inevitable (it is inevitable, right?!? It’s been a very long winter.) 

How about you? I hope the flowers are peaking through (or for some of you, those flowers are in full bloom!).

A few resources and...

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When doing nothing is really something self-care well-being

The end of March is around the corner. It's the end of the first quarter of the year. About 25% of 2023 is in the rear-view mirror.

If you're anything like me, it's flown by. As in, it feels like I just put away the holiday decorations and suddenly it's April next week. How is that possible?

When...

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The awkward conversation that you MUST have confidence mindset money

How do you feel about talking about money? 

Does it make you uncomfortable? Or maybe it's totally neutral? 

Is it something you can only talk about with certain people?

Research shows that if you're like most people, you really don't like to talk about money, and you'd rather...

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It's not all about how smart you are! health mindset strength work/life balance

This week, I want to introduce you to the four main components of emotional intelligence. This is a topic that's been coming up so much in my coaching and speaking work, so I wanted to share the nuts and bolts with you.

I'm guessing you might have heard of emotional intelligence before, but I...

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An unlikely combo: Leadership, crackers, and compassion health self-care

Last week, I had the stomach flu. 

I haven't had a stomach bug in the longest time, and it laid me flat. 

I had forgotten how horrible the stomach flu feels. It's like childbirth - you forget how awful the pain is once it has passed. Same with the flu you know it stinks, but you forget...

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