Getting back into the habit of things.

Getting back into the habit of things.

It’s easy, when I get out of the habit of things (like writing), to feel a bit stuck with getting back into it. I make it into something bigger than it is. A hurdle to jump that’s almost impossibly high. I make beginning again be about more than just today. It’s...
Sometimes, life happens

Sometimes, life happens

Life is always happening, but sometimes it feels like there’s MORE life crammed into a shorter space of time. More decisions to make, more experiences, both joyful and challenging, more things to deal with, more moving pieces, more intensity. And it’s in those...
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...