Last weekend my husband and I attended a friend’s wedding in Vegas. They did the Elvis Presley ceremony, a fancy brunch, friends, drink, gambling, the whole Vegas experience. It was a blast! It also spotlighted some anxieties that crept up and a new awareness of how life and behaviors have shifted during the pandemic, and which changes I want to keep as we emerge into our “new normal”. Perhaps it can help you get aligned with who and how you want to be as you go back out into the world too.Read more “Viva Las Vegas and all the post-pandemic anxiety that comes with it”
What a week it’s been. A routine visit to the vet came back with a cancer diagnosis, my planned restful 3 days working away from home were cancelled due to waiting for my dishwasher replacement to get delivered although it never did (that’s its own long story), work was especially good and busy this week, and all this while dealing with aunt Flo and uterine fibroids (imagine a murder scene’s worth of blood and lots of dizziness and fatigue). “Life” happened on many levels this week, as it does, and now that I have a moment to pause, tired and reflective, I’m centering in on the learnings of this week, and there is truly beauty in the breakdown. Here are my 5 main takeaways.Read more “There’s beauty in the breakdown”
Happy Holiday 2020!! First of all, a moment of celebration to acknowledge that we made it all the way to December in this wild and crazy year. In accordance with everything else 2020, your holidays might be looking a little bit different this year. Perhaps you are home instead of traveling (like me), or maybe your home is feeling a little more empty than usual with friends and family unable to visit.
If the holidays are feeling a little off and you’re feeling less than festive, I hear you, it is definitley different htis year, but it doesn’t have to be a season of despair. Here are a few potential silver linings and ideas to make the 2020 covid Christmas a little brighter, including some recipesRead more “2020 Holiday Survival Guide”
When shelter-in-place orders went into effect in early March, the workday for many office workers changed completely and may be the “new normal” for some of us longterm. Makeshift desks have popped up on kitchen tables and in weird crowded nooks filled with books, plants, and nik naks. Screaming children and barking dogs now interrupt zoom meetings on the regular. The commute is thankfully gone, but many of us have replaced it with more hours in front of the computer, unable to separate work life from home life.Read more “9 Ways to Beat the Work-From-Home Groundhog Day Blues”
Do you enjoy the climb, treating it the same as a flat? Do you pause a lot, feeling overwhelmed by the mountains looming ahead? Do you avoid them altogether and stick to the gentle familiar flats you know you can walk? Or do you put one foot in front of the other and grind until you reach the top or at least a nice vista?Read more “How do you walk up hills?”