How to get off the rumble strips and love your journey

How to get off the rumble strips and love your journey Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed or constantly at your wit’s end with all that you have to do? This can feel like driving a car bumping along the “rumble strips,” those grooves in the payment designed to slow vehicles down and alert them…

Make New Year’s habits not resolutions 

Setting New Year’s resolutions that quietly fall by the wayside within the month is so common as to be cliché this time of year. What if this year could be different? What if at the end of 2023 you thought differently, acted differently, and accomplished more of what mattered to you? Up to 40% of…

What’s the big deal about coaching?

Coaching can help you break through barriers, get unstuck, rediscover your passions, and be more effective in your life and career.  When my kids were little, they took gym classes. At five years old, they didn’t need a professional coach. They had fun and learned some skills at a local tumbling gym. However, if they…

To-Do List Don’ts – Part 2

To-do lists can help ensure we are working on what matters most to us. A to-do list can also reduce the cognitive load in trying to keep track of too much in our brains. Research shows that just the act of writing something down that comes into your head can help reduce the mental energy…

To-Do List Don’ts – Part 1

A functional system to manage your projects and tasks can save you heartache, missed deadlines, and mental overwhelm. But here’s the key, it has to be functional. The best-laid plans and resolutions to finally use that to-do list app, put everything into your google tasks, or get yourself together often fall by the wayside faster than gym…

Deep Reset for a Midlife Renaissance – Part 1

I’m in the middle of a deep reset. This is a time in which I’m assessing my current practices, how I spend my time, where I focus, and deciding what habits and practices I want to keep or change. Having just finished my MBA and received tenure at work, it is a natural time to…

How to fill the unforgiving minutes

How many times do we tell ourselves: I only have 5, 10, or 20 minutes free, I can’t get anything done? I frequently think about the lines from the poem If by Rudyard Kipling: If you can fill the unforgiving minuteWith 60 seconds’ worth of distance run,Yours is the world and everything that’s in it,And…

How to (almost) never have a bad shift

Walking through the sliding glass doors at 10:55pm on a Monday, I found myself wondering if it would be a good shift or a bad shift. In Emergency Medicine a “good shift” has to strike many delicate balances. It can’t be too busy, but it also can’t be too Q-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named. It should have some high…

How to persevere

The end of COVID is in sight but there are still months to go. Maybe you have been struggling with getting things done while working from home and de facto homeschooling your kids. Perhaps you’re feeling cooped up after a year of going only from your home to the grocery store and work. Or, maybe…

The Joy Quest

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.Helen Keller At the start of this year, I decided to go on a Joy Quest. Too often, we rush from one mental worry to the next and we don’t take the time to notice, experience, and create the joy that’s either…

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