Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2020 brings wonderful things for all of you. I've never done new year's resolutions. January 1 feels like a very arbitrary time to start doing something new or different, and if there was something important to do I would have done it already. Still, it makes for a … Continue reading Happy New Year 2020!
At any given time, I usually have multiple projects on the go. Some of these are attached to specific goals, while others are in support of overarching goals like developing as a writer and growing my online presence. These projects include my blog, books that I'm reading to review, several other platforms on which I … Continue reading It’s ok to shift things to the back burner
I have a couple of life dreams that are wildly unrealistic, but I enjoy them, so I keep them around. One is to live in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan with my pretend Kyrgyz husband and our pet yak. The other is to have a farm closer to home and have sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens, and … Continue reading Best Life Collaborative member feature
This new series on the Best Life Collaborative will cover some of the things you'll want to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. Chances are, you've got a place where you feel comfortable writing. That may be your blog, your journal, or somewhere else, but it's something that you've established as your … Continue reading Pursue your writing dreams–series intro
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that takes the stance that avoidance and resistance to internal experiences identified as negative is what causes cognitive distress. To resolve distress, ACT suggests that we need to employ strategies like mindfulness, de-fusion from our thoughts, and recognizing the self as the context in which … Continue reading Setting sail with the ACT life compass
What were your ambitions for yourself when you were a kid? Ballerina? Astronaut? President of the whole world? When we get a little older, reality intrudes on some of the fantasies, and we make some adjustments. Then maybe we get on track and things are chugging along just fine, and suddenly reality comes knocking again. … Continue reading Adapting Ambitions to Circumstances
Happy 2019! Wishing each and every one of you amazing people a joyous and healthy new year. I appreciate all of you so very, very much. For me, the biggest accomplishment in 2018 was really committing to blogging. My main goal for 2019 is to expand where, how, and what I write. I've never made … Continue reading Happy New Year!