May 8, 2018

3 Steps to Figuring Out What You Really Want (and why that’s important!)

Life can get REALLY complicated and frustrating if you don’t know what you want. An important key to simplifying your life is figuring out what you want. When I am clear about what I want out of life and what my goals are it is much easier to go after them and life is much more manageable. But many of us go through life with only vague ideas of what we really want.  Do any of these sound familiar? “I want to be happy.” “I want to be healthy.”  “I want my kids to be happy & healthy.” “I want to be rich.” “I want to be successful.”  All these are great and understandable desires to have and I want you and I to have all of that. But if you don’t get a little bit…

The One Tool You Need for Inner Simplicity

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Things are getting too chaotic, I just want to cut out all the craziness and overload and get back to the basics”?  I think we all have at one time or another. Life can get pretty overwhelming with everything that we have on our plates nowadays.  “Back to the basics” can mean very different things for different people. But we all have some sense of “back to the basics” meaning getting back to the things that really matter. Back to the important stuff.  BONUS! If you need some help dealing with the overwhelm and hectic nature of your life right now, at the bottom of this post I have a link to a super practical action plan that can help you create some space in your life so that you can focus in on the things you REALLY…

The Simple Way to Declutter Your Mind

 3:00 AM I wake up and still half asleep make my way into the bathroom, 2 minutes later I come back and slide into bed and all of a sudden my head, which had been happily snoozing away just 2 minutes before, goes all “thinky” on me. Now, apparently with great urgency, my mind decides I need to worry about a meeting I’ve got tomorrow, strategize how I’m going to deal with a team member who is not doing their job, relive a moment of extreme embarrassment, agonize over a much regretted past mistake, ponder that horrific image I saw on the news, you name it, any bad thing I can think of comes rushing into my head. Really?!?! What the heck is that about?? It’s 3:00 AM and I should be sleeeeepppping… Sound familiar?  Of course, this doesn…

3 Simple Habits for a Calmer & Happier Life

Ever feel like you just need a break from everything in your life, even the stuff you like? I was having a little episode of that earlier this week. When I finally stopped, took a deep breath, and gave it some thought, I realized that part of the reason I was feeling so overwhelmed was that I had scheduled my week so full that I had stopped doing 2 of the 3 key habits I try to do every day to keep myself centered and sane. No wonder I was feeling like I needed go hide in the mountains and change my name and hair color! These three things make a huge difference in my life and it’s important for me to do them every day. I can just about guarantee you that if you do these three things, (that take less than 15 minutes a day total…