3 Thought Patterns “Helpers” Need To Watch For
The past three years have contained heaps of uncertainty and mountains of challenge. Managing that took a lot of energy. This has been draining for everyone, but today I want to spotlight how it has drained the “helpers” among us. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re one of them: People who normally take joy…Read More
An Unexpected Way to Make All Your Work Go Smoothly.
Each November when we host our feast, my goal is to include at least one person who has never experienced an American Thanksgiving before. I love the feeling of inclusion and plenty that sharing the holiday brings. A fun side effect, though, is watching people react to the food. I’m so used to preparing stuffing,…Read More
I Bet You’re Wrong About This.
You know what’s odd? When people believe the following two things: 1) “Others notice what I notice about myself.” (A blemish on my cheek. The stain on my shirt. A new haircut.) Yet also – 2) “Oh, I’m not that interesting. No one wants to hear about me.” I’ve seen these two statements emerge over…Read More
Battling The Fear That Creates Procrastination
No matter how straightforward the class you’re taking, there’s always one step that makes you break out in hives. Wait, I have to email someone and ask for ______?! Hold up, I have to actually tell someone, “Your order totals $2,391”?! Which brings us to Reason #4 that people never finish their classes: (Reasons #1-3…Read More
The Embarrassment of Procrastination + New Class Announcement
I sat on my college dorm floor with a set of watercolors, trying to paint a simple Christmas tree. In my head, I saw a series of elegant green strokes forming a beautiful fir outline. Guys. When I started painting, it was like, cartoonishly bad. Like something you’d see tacked on corkboard strips in…Read More