We often hear patience is a virtue. What does that really mean? When we are feeling impatient, we need a strategy to cope better and make meaningful decisions!
Mindfulness and self-reflection can be deeply challenging. Journaling can be a wonderful and meaningful way to start a process of self-knowledge and awareness. Learn one way of creating a journaling practice that has value for you!
Vulnerability can separate us or bring us closer. Vulnerability can be about creating safety, or strength. Learn the difference!
We can often complicate situations by being stuck in the stories in our head. Learning how to reframe those stories and create ways for change and awareness opens new possibilities for connection and healing.
For those that have been reading my blog posts for a while, you will recall that I start every year off, not with a set of resolutions, but with a word of the year. I do not make resolutions because as soon as you miss the mark once, you have failed. I will go to the gym 3 times each week becomes the source of self-shaming, frustration, and guilt as soon as you do not make the mark (and I venture, that moment usually comes before the end of February.) Instead, I choose a word that becomes a perspective to set context for the different journeys I will take for the year…
As a writing major in college (with a minor in being an idiot) I Googled many things about grammar, but there was one brain-buster I often went back to: What’s the difference between “affect” and “effect”? Thanks to this Grammar Girl article I finally overcame my idiocy and mastered what I eventually came to understand, is a simple difference .