Category Archives for Thriving Life

Dropping Perfectionism

Yesterday I was determined to have the ‘perfect’ day. I got up at 5:30 a.m., climbed a mountain, meditated, worked, cleaned the house, did four loads of laundry, weeded my yard, made a meal plan, played with my children, sewed a quilt, and made a beautiful meal for dinner. Unfortunately, by the end of the […]

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When Things Go Wrong

When Things go wrong, don’t go with them.” Elvis Presley. Brooke: I’m still learning the marvelous truth that we are not our feelings. We can feel anger, but we don’t have to become angry. We can feel frustrated, but we don’t have to become frustrated. We can feel irritable, but we don’t have to become […]

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What is Your Calling?

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of […]

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Treat Yourself With Kindness

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” -Goethe This applies to yourself as well! In fact, starting with you is the perfect beginning. We are too often hard on ourselves for not being who we think we should be. […]

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Letting Go

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.”- Lao Tzu Letting go is a skill that is practiced, and applies to a broad range of our life, including both our attachment to things […]

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I Have a Gift For You

A friend of mine recently declared on Facebook, “Please tell me that I’ll recover from the life upheaval of everyone going back to school!” This time of year is always a transition. Schedules change, new commitments are made, and despite the perks of a structured life, you can start to feel like you’re only running […]

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Entrepreneurship vs. Social Media

As an entrepreneur, do you ever feel exhausted by the obligation of social media? The constant pressure to post, publish, tweet, share, update your status, and gain exposure? I have good news. You can relax and do more of what you really love. Your creative work. I was recently inspired by Cal Newport’s article on […]

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Living A Life

“Instructions for living a life: Pay Attention Be Astonished Tell About it” -Mary Oliver Tried a new treat recently… good old fashioned air popped popcorn. tastes good out of the popper. or off the floor. This is part of the Living a Life Series. Go and check out my other friends participating: Rhonda, Andrea, Erin, […]

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On Gratitude, Vulnerability, and Courage

I stumbled upon this podcast episode recently. It’s actually an older episode dated back to 2012, but when you have content this good, it is ALWAYS relevant. I already have deep respect for Brene Brown and her work, and have been changed by reading her books. This conversation with Jonathan Fields was both real, encouraging […]

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How to Live in Beauty…Right Where You Are

I just finished an amazing online course. The Cozy Minimalist I have a growing passion for interior design–simply because I want to live in a space that inspires me everyday. I have a feeling you’re probably the same :) But even though I think I have decent intuition for how to put a room together, […]

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