Entries by Anne

What Brings You Joy?

When my jade plants began to look anything but happy, I knew it was time to head down to my favorite plant store. Just the thought of driving down to Stump Plants has me feeling all giddy inside. With the growing number of plants in our house, I’ve been given the name of the “Crazy […]

The story I’m making up is…

Recently, I’ve had multiple conversations about how stories and assumptions play out in our lives–those false narratives that we create in our minds that can spin out of control. After seeing the positive response to “How to Become a Story Buster”, I wanted to dig deeper into the subject. You’re not alone if you feel […]

YOUR Validation Is All YOU Need!

Are you continually seeking the approval of others? Just imagine what your life would be like if you were no longer seeking validation outside of yourself. You aren’t looking for others to validate who you are, but instead you become your own greatest cheerleader–skirt and pom poms optional! Our ego wants to know that we’re […]

Well-Being > Productivity

Have you ever thought that your greatest education is not from your structured schooling, but from all the lessons you’ve learned throughout your lifetime? Albert Einstein was so accurate when he said, “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Just the act of living is one of our greatest teachers – […]

How To Become A Story Buster

When I discovered The Adult Chair podcast by Michelle Chalfant, I knew I wanted to share it with you. I’m not sure about you, but I find podcasts a fun way to learn, grow as a person, and keep me entertained. Michelle is a therapist and holistic life coach who uses a model called The […]

Ready, Set, Take Time for SELF-CARE

Are you feeling it? That buzzing in the air? Look around you. The holidays are in full swing…regardless of what you celebrate. Do you feel like diving under the covers and staying there until the holidays (and all the stress that come with them) are long behind you? Shopping, cleaning, decorating, baking, hosting, etc., etc.–I’m […]

The Final Chapter

Just like a book has a final chapter, my Dad experienced his final chapter in this world. It’s been an emotional roller coaster for me during this time. I was doing everything I could to stay present with what was ahead of me. As much as I wanted “what’s next” for him, I was already […]

The Journey Continues (Part Two)

My dad was admitted to the hospice house for the second time. Throughout this journey we’re on, I find myself continuing to reflect on many life lessons along the way. The greatest of these is the understanding that being vulnerable is not a weakness, but a strength. In the past, I did not want to […]

Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself

Do you find yourself using a word over and over again without giving it much thought? If you’ve been around teens (and beyond), you know their go-to filler word is “like.” “How was your day?” “Well, it was like Ok, but lunch was like great!” (Side note…have you noticed how much the word “literally” is […]

Time to Dream Big

I’m not sure about you, but I love geeking out on all things personal growth. So when a friend recently shared a personal growth book she was listening to I was quick to check it out. The book is Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become […]