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Why your life matters

Why your life matters

When I was in my early 20s, I was struggling with extreme clinical depression. I remember spending days at home, not eating, fitfully sleeping, in between bouts of crying. I lived with a terribly unkind roommate, and money was so tight in those days that my bank...

Why we don’t do what we say we should

Why we don’t do what we say we should

You think of taking up a daily meditation practice. Or eating more vegetables. Or getting exercise. Or drinking more water. Or being kinder to yourself or someone else. You decide, “I’m going to do this.” You’re aware that any of these things could help you to live a...

When you don’t know where to start

When you don’t know where to start

Sometimes, life goes into a bit of a free-fall. It’s not just one thing, one resolution, one goal; your entire life is feeling a bit like a rehab project that not even Chip and Joanna Gaines would be willing to shiplap. What do you do when you don’t know where to...

How long will it take to feel better?

How long will it take to feel better?

So…how long will it take to feel better? “I’m doing everything you said I should do,” I told my coach, Matthew. “How long does it take to feel better?” I’d been taking time daily to meditate, visualize, tap into gratitude, move my body, notice any places where I was...

Habits of highly successful people

Habits of highly successful people

First, let’s get this outta the way: if you’re looking into the habits of highly successful people, you’ll find a gazillion different internet articles out there, and most of them will amalgamate the self-reporting of CEOs, millionaires, and people with MBAs. The...

Develop a daily practice

Develop a daily practice

Develop a daily practice I’d heard it so many times before: it was important to develop a daily practice. CEOs and startup founders talked about it when they were interviewed on podcasts. All the research pointed to how important it was to develop a daily practice of...