personal development

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Morning Pages Aren’t Just for Mornings

I don’t call my journaling practice “Morning Pages,” but that is the term introduced to me by Julia Cameron in her book, The Artist’s Way. And almost all the avid journalers I know all journal in the morning, citing all kinds of benefits to their daily writing by journaling first thing. It was never or rarely a nightly routine.

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S2 E4: Failure and Reflection

Show Notes This episode is the last in the series for goal setting with compassion, but I will no doubt continue to talk about this. It is too important not to.  What do you do when you show up imperfectly, or “fail”? What does failure even mean? And how do both tie into reviewing and …

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Setting Goals from a Place of Self-Love

Would our goals look different if we set them from a place of self-love rather than self-loathing? If we were compassionate to ourselves rather than believing there is something to fix about ourselves? We are moving into the time of year where people are quick to say things like, “New year, new you!” or “Become …

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Holiday Gift Giving All Year Long

While my grandma was alive, Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday. Not because of the tradition of Thanksgiving based on the false history we are fed in school, but because it was a low expectation holiday of food, family, and friends. The concept of spending time with family without the obligation of exchanging gifts provided …

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Are We Giving Away Our Self-worth?

Scrolling through social media, as one does when they are avoiding something, a post slid onto the screen that intrigued me and made me, once again, question the ways we give away our self-worth. A giant in the self-publishing market has recently begun beta testing the option for authors to create hardcovers of their books. …

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