Tag Archives: priorities

How to Stop Talking and Start Doing

Sometimes we need to remember to stop and soak up the moment we’re in. Quit thinking about the next big thing and just celebrate where we are right now. Sometimes we need to pay attention to the colors of today, … Continue reading

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Today I Choose Enough

For the first time since I began freelance writing a few years ago, I’m having a slow month. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that I’m usually working too much, battling too many deadlines too close … Continue reading

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Do you have too many values?

“Just do what makes you happy.” People said that to me over and over again when Jared and I were separated. It was well-intentioned advice, but every time I heard it I was overwhelmed with the urge to punch some … Continue reading

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Getting Perspective on Priorities in First Class

It’s not very often that I fly in First Class. There are dozens and dozens of things I’d rather spend my money on, and it seems a bit silly to me to pay what would amount to the cost of … Continue reading

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How To “Just Be”: A Learn-As-I-Go Guide

I wrote Monday about my desire to spend the next two months learning to “Just Be”. Yes, it’s something I need to learn. After writing that post and posing the question, What does “just being” mean to you?, I found … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Help You Define Happiness

“Happy isn’t a place you arrive at and live there forever and ever.  Passion isn’t something you can find under a rock in your backyard.  They’re just words we use to describe a way of living and feeling and being … Continue reading

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Why Bother With Extreme Happiness?

You don’t have to pursue a passion. You don’t have to make dramatic changes to find a deeper sense of happiness. You can choose to be perfectly content in the everyday joy of being alive. There is absolutely nothing wrong … Continue reading

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Step 1: Stop Shopping

So, yes.  Jared and I are talking about traveling for an extended period of time as a family. Although talking is probably not the right word.  We’ve exchanged a few emails that contained mostly sentence fragments. (Which, by the way, … Continue reading

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On Building Walls. Or maybe promoting a World Tour, it’s hard to tell at this point.

I spent most of my teenage years and early twenties trying to teach my mother about the importance of boundaries. Mainly in the “jeeez, get out of my face/room/life/business!” way.  But also, once in a while, when she’d come to … Continue reading

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Balance

My first tattoo was a crudely sketched set of drama masks on my right shoulder blade. Comedy and Tragedy. It was meant to symbolize not only my love of theater (raise your hand if you’d be surprised to hear I … Continue reading

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