If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

Just the other day I was in the yard picking up dog poop. Also known as: any other day. Quick fact: 4 years ago we rescued a black Lab mix. I must love her a lot to let her use my backyard as a toilet. So, I’m in the yard, picking up the dog poop, having that...
The Stunningly Simple Guide to Summer Productivity

The Stunningly Simple Guide to Summer Productivity

“I don’t wanna…” The voice sounds like a petulant, whiny four year-old. And there’s no one here but me. It’s my inner four year old who complains loudly, annoyingly, through anything she doesn’t really wanna do. She...
Advice for Ambitious Climbers

Advice for Ambitious Climbers

A friend gave me some advice about mountain climbing. She’s not a mountain climber. Neither am I. To be clear, my mountains aren’t the kind that require proper hand holds and harnesses and belays. My mountains are the ones I see in front of me and...
How to Write 100 Blog Posts

How to Write 100 Blog Posts

Two years ago, in the depths of what I didn’t recognize then as a dangerous case of burn-out, I had this crazy image. I pictured my busy, exhausted self falling on the sidewalk and cracking open, only to find dozens… hundreds… thousands of words...
How to Move Forward, in a Flash

How to Move Forward, in a Flash

Ever have a flashback that takes you back to a particular moment in time? What was the experience that just flashed through your mind – positive or negative? Given our propensity to recall negative events with more frequency and clarity, the likelihood is that...