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The Imagination of a Tired Mama…

The Imagination of a Tired Mama…

Somewhere between the endless loads of laundry, wiping of tiny noses and bottoms, and balancing #AllTheThings, I’ve had to train my brain and imagination to prioritize fun and play. It doesn’t always come naturally…even when kids are playing around me all the time!

So from one tired mama to another (and to all the Rockstar Dads reading this now), here’s my best advice for staying connected to your imagination while juggling parenting, work, and life!

Help Me Please

Help Me Please

How often do we wait until we’re overly frustrated with something we can’t do before we reach out and ask for help?

Admitting when we aren’t capable of doing something is hard and can even be pretty scary (especially something we should able to do). After all, we want to come across as capable, have-it-all-together people who offer help to others – not admit we need it ourselves.

This month, we’re going to be exploring the value of collaboration and how we can work together to be even better, starting with asking and inviting.

Stop “Shoulding” On Yourself

Stop “Shoulding” On Yourself

How many times have you thought or even said “I really should…” in the last 24 hours?

I should have taken that job

I really should get more sleep

I should have committed to less

I should…

We’re all guilty of saying (or thinking) these phrases. Known as the “s” word of busy people, the act of “shoulding” all over ourselves and others is the fastest route to blame, guilt, and even shame.

Imagine what life would be like if you embraced more self-compassion and ditched this default reaction of “shoulding” and ruminating on what didn’t happen or hasn’t occurred yet.

This month, we're focusing on enhancing compassion. Let’s start together!

Rethinking Resilience

Rethinking Resilience

How do you feel going into 2019?

Far too often, WHO we want to BE becomes the afterthought or byproduct of a hurried and frazzled life that is so focused on WHAT we need to DO.

What if we decided to live this year differently?

Imagine what it would be like if your life was full of energy, motivation, ease, and flow.  

What would be possible then?

Let’s take a deeper look at the science of resilience and what it teaches us about developing character.

Embodying Presence

Embodying Presence

How you SHOW UP matters.

It’s all too easy to present a persona that looks fine on the outside, but is craving something more on the inside.

This month, many people will be dressing up, putting on masks, and pretending to be someone else. But are you doing that in your typical life – hiding what you really, truly want and just making it work, even when it’s not?

You were made for more, my friend.

Cultivating Creative Capital

Cultivating Creative Capital

What if you measured your wealth based on how creative you are, not how much money you make? This month, we’ll be focusing on acknowledging, expressing, and cultivating our “creative capital” – the intrinsic assets you have to dream, design, and develop new ideas! Here are four of our favorite strategies as you start exploring and enhancing your creative capital.

Life is a Celebration

Life is a Celebration

I believe that there are special moments in life that are meant to be honored and celebrated, yet we often feel like we need to accomplish something BIG to be worthy of acknowledgment. As we near the end of summer, what are you proud to have done, started, or changed in your life?

Becoming a Life Explorer

Becoming a Life Explorer

This summer, instead of experiencing travel FOMO and thinking of all the places you’re not, let’s embrace our reality and explore where we are right now. Sometimes, we simply need to create more space to explore where we already are instead of going somewhere new. This is the true test of exploration – to be where you are and still find the adventure!