• Your strengths are where it’s easy. What are you waiting for?

    I’m not the quickest when it comes to math beyond calculating the tip on a restaurant bill. I have zero talent when it comes to DIY home improvement projects. I’m on the lazy side when it comes to physical labor of pretty much any kind. And I’m definitely not the one you want in charge […]

  • 5 ways to put a little more intention in every day

    Do you ever look back over your day and feel disappointed about how you showed up? The early morning argument with your spouse. Being impatient with your kids. Procrastinating at work. Doing more advice giving than listening on the call with your sister. None of it is what you intended. But…what did you intend? Do […]

  • 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 […]

  • If you are a magnet, what are you attracting?

    You’ve seen a magnet at work. Such a seemingly ordinary bit of iron. In fact, you probably have at least one clinging to your refrigerator right now. But that ordinary thing is really quite something when you think about it. It’s able to hold that family calendar or funny photo to your refrigerator because its […]

  • Here’s what’s on my 3 x 5 card. What’s on yours?

    Want to know what I wrote on my handy 3 x 5 card?

    I don’t always have it all together. My perfectionist tendencies sometimes stop by for an unwelcome visit. Knowing all the latest anti-procrastination strategies doesn’t mean I never procrastinate. I can get stuck in my head. Sometimes wanting to see the entire path keeps me from taking the first step. In short, even though I read […]

  • “You’re trying to get people to overhaul their lives”

    I was having a “let’s get to know each other” coffee with someone I’d only said hello to at a couple of networking events. We were ten minutes into our conversation when she said something that stopped me in my tracks: It sounds to me like you’re trying to get people to overhaul their lives. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Here’s how I start my day

    I don’t have a set schedule. One day I might have back-to-back coaching calls starting at 8 a.m. and the next day be call-free until early afternoon. While I love the variety and flexibility, it also leads me to crave more structure to start the day. After some experimenting, here’s the routine I’ve landed on: […]

  • Will you take the challenge?

    Will you take the one-a-day challenge?

    We are a culture of stuff. Consumerism is a pastime. One of the most difficult questions to answer—and live—is: What is enough? Hans and I recently—and very intentionally—downsized to a 733 square foot apartment from a 1400 square foot house. While even our former home was perceived small by today’s standards, the thought of our new […]

  • Why are you neglecting that part of you?

    Why are you neglecting that part of you?

    Is there some aspirational part of yourself you’ve been neglecting? You know what I mean—the part of you that waits for “Someday.” Someday… Someday I’ll get healthy, start a business, find time to express my creativity. Someday I’ll change careers, love myself, take a trip across country. Someday I’ll revive my relationship, write a book, […]