Entries by Anne

The Path to Vulnerability

What comes to mind when you hear the word vulnerability? Do you embrace it or do you feel uncomfortable at just the thought of it? According to Brene Brown, vulnerability is basically uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. Don’t you feel exposed just reading that? “Emotional exposure” are two words that scream rawness. But being vulnerable […]

What Are You Willing To Do?

Recently, I came across a book that grabbed my attention. The book is Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop. The subtitle really intrigued me. I’m not sure about you, but I find myself living in my head waaaay too much. Do you find your mind running the show? […]

You’re Stronger Than You Think

What do you see when you look at your life? Do you find yourself observing your life and seeing in yourself all the ways you don’t measure up? Have you created an impossible standard for yourself? Sometimes, we create an insurmountable metric that we will always fail to meet. You may feel that you’re not […]

Go Have FUN

While the hubby was away on a golf trip, and my youngest visited a friend in Cali, I decided to do an experiment. I could have easily thought “how much can I get done while they’re gone?” but not this time. Getting very intentional about what I wanted my “free time” to look like set the […]

Just “DON’T” Do It

How many times do you wake up in the morning feeling overwhelmed by your “to-do” list before your feet even hit the floor? Your mind is already racing through your day when all you want to do is dive back under the covers and let the world know that you’re not “adulting” today.   It […]

How To Be More Productive (Not What You Would Expect)

Did you read “You Are More Than What Gets Done”? In that blog, I shared how it’s easy to fall into the trap of defining our self-worth based on what gets done in a day, but we are so much more than that. Recently, I came across a video from Anthony Ongaro (aka Break The […]

Early Lessons From A Garden

Have you been wanting to try something new? Possibly learn to cook a new type of food, how to play an instrument, or what about taking a belly dancing lesson? I hear it’s a great core workout.   Well, this year the hubby and I decided to venture into the world of gardening – the veggie kind. We really […]

Living More With Less

There’s an obsession in our country that goes way beyond the time we spend on Facebook and Instagram.   More than likely it’s happening in your house too. What I’m talking about is our endless accumulation of “stuff” – the stuff that can own us more than we own it.   This past weekend, our […]

What Zone Are You In?

Did you have a chance to check out last week’s blog? In that blog, I shared how your self-worth is so much more than what gets done. With the “to-do” list always growing like grass on a summer day, there’s a non-stop onslaught of things to do.   We may not get it all done […]

You Are More Than What Gets Done

Did you get your “to do” list done today? How do you feel? Who are we without productivity being the metric of our self-worth? I’ve had many conversations with people who want their self-worth be defined by more than what gets done. But when we live in the world of “crazy busy,” it’s hard to […]