Career Soulmates? Naw, I Don’t Buy It

Career Soulmates? Naw, I Don’t Buy It

It took me a long time to find my current career. The search was long and soul sucking and a lot more painful than it had to be. One big cause of the pain was all the pressure I was putting on myself. You see, I was operating under the “soulmate” theory. The idea thatContinue Reading

Yes, I Admit It: Self-Compassion Can Be REALLY Hard Sometimes

Yes, I Admit It: Self-Compassion Can Be REALLY Hard Sometimes

I talk a lot about self-compassion, about how wonderful and healing and life-affirming it is. About how we should all practice it and be compassionate toward ourselves. But I admit – it’s not always a walk in the park, practicing self-compassion. Especially when you’re new at it. It can be really, really,¬†really hard. Comforting yourselfContinue Reading

Your Parents’ Blind Spots Are Not Your Fault (and they aren’t to blame!)

Your Parents’ Blind Spots Are Not Your Fault (and they aren’t to blame!)

One of the things Rachel and I talked about during our call on Monday was what I didn’t receive as a little girl. This was also one of the questions on her intake questionnaire. I told her that I wasn’t really taught how to handle my intense emotions. My parents were always a bit overwhelmedContinue Reading

No More Grand Gestures

No More Grand Gestures

So I’ve decided…(man, if I had a quarter for every time I’ve said that phrase!)… So I’ve decided that I’m no longer going to make big sweeping grand gestures or decisions. Yes, I see the irony. It’s staring me in the face like a big, ironic elephant. The reason for this? It’s because I tendContinue Reading

Preparing for a Purposeful Career

Preparing for a Purposeful Career

There’s three and a half months between now and when Your Career Homecoming starts. That’s along time to fret and think and think about what career/job/business I might want to pursue next. It’s also quite clear that thinking, journaling, and fretting have gotten me precisely nowhere in my two year search for a a purposefulContinue Reading

I’m Not Writing Snappy Copy Anymore

I’m Not Writing Snappy Copy Anymore

I’ve recently been questioning what my writing style is, and I realized something yesterday. I like writing in that snappy, cocky, somewhat brash tone of voice. It’s fun and makes me feel, well, somewhat brash and cocky, two things which I am decidedly not. But I wonder if it’s sustainable – would I get tiredContinue Reading

It’s Okay To Have “Meaning Neutral” Activities In Your Day

It’s Okay To Have “Meaning Neutral” Activities In Your Day

We all want to feel like we’re contributing to the world. Striving to meet our goals. Doing our part for humanity, however we define that. And that’s a good thing. It’s an easy trap to fall into, however, feeling like you ALWAYS have to be working toward something.¬†Pushing. Giving. The only thing that that givesContinue Reading