Stop Being Frantic This Holiday

Right now, rushing seems to be a regular part of every day. People are rushing to do holiday shopping, school, work, and home management. We run through meals and conversations. I have a habit of rushing from task to task. I rush to read email and then quickly skim...

Active Gratitude

In the United States, this is a week where many of us are reminded of gratitude. On Thursday we will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a holiday full of tradition and community. Many come together to share a meal and celebration. In celebration, I want to...

Go ahead! Get your hopes up!

“Don’t get your hopes up.” is well-intentioned advice designed to protect you from disappointment. You:  “I hope I hear back on that job application.” Them:  “Don’t get your hopes up in case you don’t hear back.”...

Do you say, “They should” and call it a boundary?

What is a boundary?  From Merriam Webster Definition of boundary: Something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent. Many of us think that trying to limit how someone else should behave when they are around you is setting a boundary.  You...

Perfect Mistakes

From the Oxford dictionary: Perfectionist:  a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection. The definition of perfectionist implies that your life is perfect if you are a perfectionist.  That is not the case.  Perfectionists are often the worst...