I never thought I was a perfectionist

I recently read a fascinating book called “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy”, written by a cognitive behavioral psychotherapist. One thing he said really resonated with me: “If you are a perfectionist, you are guaranteed to be a loser in whatever you do.” What he means is that you will never be able to live up to […]

The Beauty of a New Beginning

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As I’m tyipng this early in the morning, I have a cup of strong black tea to my right and a bowl of cream puffs to my left. My desk looks like it’s just another ordinary day (minus the cream puffs, maybe), but if you were to look behind me you’d see a telltale mess […]

Tiny Mission: Leave things a little better than you found them

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It sounds like such a platitude: “Leave things a little better than you found them”. The idea is to make sure that whether you’re at work or talking to a friend: You do something small to leave the situation a little better than it was when you got there. I do this when I remember. It always […]

The kind of productivity I crave

The kind of productivity I crave

I crave the kind of productivity that makes me feel content at the end of the day. I crave a balance between focused work and time to be human; to meet friends, cook a meal and read a book. When I work, I want to … Be in the moment and focus on what I’m doing […]

When Setting Goals Stresses You Out

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Goals usually fizzle out. By the end of the year, we don’t even remember them. What were your goals for 2017? I’ve never really had set goals and when I did, I didn’t know what to do with them once they were written down. The problem with goals is not just that we don’t achieve […]

Intentions For A New Year. But First, Celebrate What You’ve Done

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In the thrill of starting a new year and the dutiful goal setting that can come with it, it’s easy to reach for things that are entirely absent in our lives right now: Going to the gym three times a week when you’ve worked out 4 times in the last three months Writing every day […]

Which of your friends would like this?

Minimalism: Which of your friends would like this?

I own two boxes of stuff I need to get rid of. They live in my closet, which is why I forgot about them for a long time. Recently though I felt that it was silly to be holding onto this stuff – that’s what I was doing by ignoring it. I didn’t want any […]

Why simplify your life?

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve always imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” – Henry David Thoreau Simplifying makes your life easier (surprise!). Not just because you are suddenly able to find matching socks because you decluttered your closet. Your life becomes […]

5 Feminist Songs That Make Me Feel Proud & Strong

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With Trump and other disappointments, we could all use some good pick-me-up feminist songs. Serious issues require small balms to help us feel strong and like the world isn’t just deteriorating, there are powerful women and men out there making a difference. Here are the lyrics of five feminist songs that make me feel like […]

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