This is one of my favorite metaphors when it comes to our thriving journey. Think of yourself as a plant. Simple stuff. When it comes to creating and cultivating your ecosystem – the life you build around yourself – think about building an ecosystem like the one that would be around a thriving plant. What happens … Read more Be the plant!
There are a a few things about thriving that I know for sure. They come from studying the research, exploring with amazing clients for the last decade, and just from being in the trenches of life along with you. First thing I know for sure about thriving is this: Thriving is a courageous choice, one … Read more What I know for sure about thriving…
A few REALLY GOOD QUESTIONS is all it takes. I love any excuse to pause and reflect… heck in this relentlessly busy society we live in, a pause is a cherished treasure…and the flip of the calendar is as good an opportunity as any for a good pause and a few excellent questions to ponder. The … Read more Really good questions for ANY time of year, but especially this time of year.
It was QUITE the rough parenting morning, so I hopped on here to share some insights and naked truths about being human and sometimes MOMZILLA!! A little about how today I’m choosing curiosity over judgement and nourishing over self-battery or numbing. We are so in this being human thing together. Thanks for being human with me. CLICK … Read more MOMZILLA… you know one of THOSE parenting mornings…
I’m passionate about ridiculously simple, research-based tools that support us to thrive. One of my favorite go-to tools is my NOURISH CARD. This tool is where science meets soul and puts it into action! Every day we humans (yes all of us) come up against uncomfortable moments – vulnerable human moments. We’re stretching ourselves in … Read more Want to thrive? Choose nourishing over numbing- here’s how!
I’m just gonna riff on hot tubs, ridiculous rainbows, naked giggling girls, aligned entrepreneurship and a cherished inspiring friend hooking me up with a wicked new tool for thriving…stay with me if that sounds interesting… I spend a good deal of time and energy exploring the gap between who I am and who I have … Read more What do hot tubs, ridiculous rainbows, and giggling girls have in common?
“The opposite of play is not work, the opposite of play is depression” Brian Sutton-Smith Chew on that for a minute…. Sure changes the frame of reference when you’re making daily choices of what is more important than play, doesn’t it? What is most important? Has play found it’s rightful place as a big rock in your … Read more Do you know what the opposite of PLAY is?
This first year of Decide to Thrive, this community of ours being live, has been a whirlwind and every day I’m called upon to walk my talk and actually USE the research-based tools I love to share. I’m slowly learning to follow my own advice (equally shocking and revolutionary!) You see, I have this massive … Read more Seeing and Celebrating vs. The Stuff Not Done
I’m all too familiar with that full body rush of fear. I don’t like heights, so the instant flush of “get the fock off this suspension bridge!” chemicals surging through my body is well known to me. Whether on a bridge mountain biking, skiing past the edge of a cliff, or frankly even riding some … Read more This scared the sh*t out of me!
I was playing with paint today. Up until a few years ago, I hadn’t really painted since I was a kid. You know, because I wasn’t ‘good’ at it. Or maybe because as grown ups we’re either ‘painters’ or ‘not painters’, ‘artistic’ or ‘not artistic’. And somewhere along the way I had decided I was … Read more Playing with paint