It’s a gray, cloudy day in Los Angeles. Or at least in the part of Los Angeles I live. I rarely see clients on Fridays, which means I’m working from home and don’t have to dress remotely professional, lounging in ripped jeans and a t shirt with my hair in a ponytail.
I had to make some major decisions this week.
For many bloggers there’s this thing called the new year’s post. Okay, I don’t know if that’s actually a thing but there are so many new year’s articles out there I think it's probably a thing.
I started this post a couple days ago typing it on my phone while scarfing down a breakfast burrito at 1pm in the afternoon. I had (and still have) this desire to write a brilliant blog post that will inspire Oprah to call me up and the rest will be history. Yet all I’'ve been able to think about all week is that I don't have time to eat, much less write anything of real substance.
Self-reflection is important and I’ve been reflecting a lot more than usual lately. Some of it is due to my recent birthday and the inevitable reflection that accompanies each trip around the sun. It wasn’t a milestone birthday but it is an age that at one point seemed REALLY far off.
Grownups have a really hard time letting their hair down.
It can seem dang near impossible to put responsibility on hold for a minute and fully enjoy life. To simply be silly and do something only for the sake of wanting to do it.
Yet too much time spent all knotted up with serious face will lead to anxiety and depression.
I see Halloween as the perfect opportunity to combat that. To play pretend, step outside your comfort zone, and let your freak flag fly.
I’m a firm believer that one of the absolute best things you can do for your health overall is to get outside. But what if you can’t get outside? Or you can’t get out there as often as you’d like? Due to an injury or illness you may be confined to bed rest. Or you work long hours indoors. What do you do then? Here are 5 ways to bring the outdoors indoors:
There are many things in this world that are out of our control. Natural disasters, death, breakups, loss of a job to name some of the big ones. This can be a very difficult concept to accept and so we often fight against what is, which creates suffering.
Okay, no promises on the rich part. But I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s an added benefit to some hard core play.
This morning I climbed to what seemed to be the top of the city of Los Angeles. I do this many mornings. Or other times of day or night depending on my schedule. But today I did it with the intention to celebrate the International Day of Peace by creating some inner peace within myself.
Monday’s total (or partial depending on your geography) solar eclipse is kind of a big deal.
Summer is an amazing time to boost your mental health. The increased sunlight decreases or disappears Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms as well as improves mental health overall.
Sometimes decision making can be a massive pain in the arse due to the fear of missing out (now affectionately called FOMO).
Good ol’ writer’s block. This is something we all get even if we aren’t actually writers. So perhaps “creativity block” is a more accurate term. Even if your profession or hobbies don’t involve an actual art form, creativity is still an important skill to use in every area of your life.
Most of us speed through life. We drive fast. We eat fast. We walk fast. We talk fast. And somehow we still want things to be faster.
While the official celebration of Earth Day has passed really every day is Earth Day. Each day we reside on a planet that is abundant in beauty and natural resources. We have the opportunity to appreciate that, which in turn enhances our life in infinite ways. However, with that also comes the responsibility to take care of that beauty.
It has become increasingly clear that there are many who struggle with electronic addiction.
I hear a lot of complaints lately. The President sucks. Or the president doesn’t suck, but those who think he sucks suck. Or people not caring about the environment sucks. Or people who believe in global warming suck.
The mini farm animals and tiny flower buds poking up through the ground this time of year serve as a reminder and motivation to engage in our own growth. One of the best ways to do this is through the ritual of spring cleaning. Here are four ways to spring clean that will enhance all areas of your life.
I'm in the middle of training for my first marathon in many years, following a pretty gnarly knee surgery a little over a year ago. As I train I’m reminded again of why I fell in love with this challenge in the first place and why I believe everyone should run at least one in their lifetime.