• Should you worry if your alignment practice stops working?

    Perhaps you have an amazing alignment practice that gets you feeling so good…and then one day…it doesn’t. Your alignment practice stops working. Should you worry? Well, first let me say: It’s not a problem—unless you make it a problem. In fact, instead of being a problem, it can actually be a good thing. Here’s why: […]

  • Your life purpose: 43 questions you need to ask yourself 

    Are you on autopilot, going through the motions, just getting by? Maybe feeling discontent and a little aimless. Are you struggling with your direction and purpose? If so, chances are you have Compass tolerations. Compass tolerations show up when you’re: Not fully engaged in some part of your life Living out of alignment with your […]

  • A daily dose of saying no will make you happier

    Have you said no today? If not, why not? We have to start saying no if we want to be intentional about our lives. Let’s unpack that statement because “intentional about our lives” might sound vague or New Agey. Not that there’s anything wrong with New Agey. But I know phrases like living intentionally and living […]

  • What mindset are you operating from right now?

    It’s easy to get so busy—so caught up in doing—that you go on autopilot and develop a mindset that becomes more about merely getting through the day. When you do things without thinking, it’s easy to develop ways of thinking that don’t serve you. To get off autopilot you need to pause long enough to […]

  • I think we’re scared to death of having more energy

    I want you to draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper. Go ahead, I’ll wait. In one column, write down what gives you energy. In the other column, list everything you can think of that drains your energy. Really, I mean it. Pull out a piece of paper and spend a […]

  • Which of the hundreds of cereals do you want?

    The other day a friend and I were talking about how many choices are available to us. But not in a good way. Shelf after shelf of toothpaste. Over a hundred types of hand soap. An entire aisle of cereal. Choice overload. Decision fatigue. That’s the world we live in—and bump up against every day. […]

  • Are you rehearsing the future and rehashing the past?

    Are you rehearsing the future and rehashing the past?

    I admit, I’m not always great about staying in the present. I know that’s what makes sense. The here and now is all we really have. But oh how enticing it is to rehash the past and rehearse the future. Especially that latter one for me. The future is a wonderful place. I love visioning, […]

  • Do you spend more time planning a vacation than your life?

    I haven’t always lived my life by design

    I’m going to begin with a kick in the pants. Many people—perhaps even you—spend more time planning their next vacation or home renovation project than they do planning their lives. That just doesn’t make sense to me. I know from firsthand experience intentional living is a line in the sand between half living and a […]

  • Where are you on autopilot?  Where are you in a rut?

    I came across a great quote the other day: The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. Ouch. That certainly puts a rut in perspective, doesn’t it? The quote comes from John C. Maxwell about how to break out of a rut to avoid the slow death of your dreams. Maxwell’s […]

  • Here are 4 steps for intentional living

    I’m in the life design business. While I’m not an expert on anyone’s life but my own, I AM an expert at facilitating individuals through the process of intentional life design. Why intentional living? Because it’s a game changer. It’s a line in the sand between half living and a life fully lived. It’s the […]