Blog

Using music to help you get through hard times

“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.” It was true in William Cosgrove’s 1697 play, The Mourning Bride, and it’s true today. Listening to music can be a balm to soothe your soul. It can elicit joy, breed sorrow, and create serenity, all in the same piece. It’s a universal language; every culture has […]

5 easy ways to practice mindfulness every day

  If you’ve been online for more than about five minutes, you’ve probably seen someone talking about mindfulness, and how you should practice it daily. But exactly what is mindfulness and how do you actually do it?  What is mindfulness? According to the Oxford Dictionary, mindfulness is: the quality or state of being conscious or […]

Planning to become a goalmaster

  Setting goals is all well and good, but without plans and systems in place to achieve them, they’re just wishes and dreams. Planning to achieve goals is vital for anyone who wants to be a true goalmaster. Two people can set the exact same goals, and one may succeed where the other fails. The […]

How to get through hard times

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “tough times don’t last; tough people do.” If you’re anything like me, you probably want to slap the shit out of anyone who says it to you when you’re going through a tough time. Since I prefer to stay out of prison, here are some things I do instead […]

The (not so) secrets of great time management

Time management is the process of using your time wisely and productively, where you plan and control how much time you spend on any given task. Good time management lets you get more done in a shorter period of time. This can lead to lower stress, higher productivity, an increased ability to achieve your goals, […]

My five notebook journal system to improve mindfulness

Journaling is all the rage these days. This powerful mindfulness practice has grown in popularity by leaps and bounds. The most common form of journaling is simply writing down your thoughts, ideas, and opinions about what’s going on in your life. Bullet journaling is popular for people far more artistic than I am — which […]

Five systems for goal setting

You’re probably familiar with the ubiquitous SMART system of goal setting. But sometimes SMART goals aren’t that smart. You might do better with HARD, PACT, or CLEAR goals. Or you might just want to use the GBB model for your goals. Now that I’ve acronymed you half to death, let’s get into what all this […]

26 awesome quotes (plus a great poem) about coping with adversity

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]

How to get things done when you’re overwhelmed

As working moms, we’re expected by society to do, be, and have it all together, all the time. There’s no room for dropping any of the balls we juggle: kids, spouses, parents, jobs, businesses, home, all of it has to be perfect all the time. Right? Wrong.    “If you saw Atlas, the giant who […]

Scroll to top