A note from the permission fairy.

A note from the permission fairy.

Today I’m the permission fairy, and I’m giving you (and myself) permission to rest when you need to. Sometimes it’s hard to slow down. Sometimes it’s hard to take a break. Sometimes it’s hard to put off til tomorrow (or put off forever) the non-urgent busywork...

Courage and confidence.

Courage and confidence.

Courage and confidence are two of the key ingredients of epic lives and grand adventures. What would you do if you had more courage and confidence? I’d live more, travel more, have more adventures, explore more, try more new things, love more, make more art, shine...

Writing your own mental health plan.

Writing your own mental health plan.

After yesterday’s nature adventure and sticking my head in a cold creek, I said to a friend ‘if I had a mental health plan, that would be on it’. And then I thought ‘why do I not have a mental health plan?’. A guide to follow to keep me feeling good, when I forget to...

Tending to your inner light.

Tending to your inner light.

Back in the olden days, light in the darkness was something we had to work for. When the sun went down, it was dark. We had the kind of light that drew people in. The kind of light that people gathered around. Fires and candles and oil lamps and lanterns. We couldn’t...

Full moon blessing.

Full moon blessing.

May your path be lit by the full moon And may the fullness of her face Mirror the fullness in your heart And the abundance in your hands. Celebrate, receive and revel in The moonlight soaking into your skin And when she's behind the clouds - nevermind Dance in the...

Slowing down into connection.

Slowing down into connection.

I woke up this morning feeling like shit. I was moving in slow motion when I got up, my brain too foggy to remember the simple morning things I do every single day. And from there, it got better. What shifted things? Counter-intuitively, slowing down even more....

Adventure is…

Adventure is…

One of my adventures took me to a place where goats wear shirts. Adventure is an attitude. It’s a way of meeting the world and the experiences we have within it. Adventure is a curious mind, a resilient spirit, a mouthful of questions and eyes full of wonder....

Two kinds of adventures.

Two kinds of adventures.

There are two kinds of adventures.  When most people think of adventure, they think of the external sort. Going places, seeing things, meeting people, exploring new pathways. Exploring old pathways with new eyes. Being out in the world.having weird and wonderful...

Slowing down and saying no.

Slowing down and saying no.

I used to be really bad at slowing down. Insomnia? Sick? Broken leg? Two broken legs? Didn’t matter. I’d drink all the coffee and power on through all the things I thought I needed to do. At one point in my life I was studying full time and working part time and...

You can do hard things.

You can do hard things.

This is one of those days where I sit down to write something and think: what do I most need to hear? And what I most need to hear today is this, and I’m sharing it with you in case there’s anything here that you need to hear today, too. You can do hard things. ...