Creativity will solve our problems I love talking about creativity and I love being creative. In fact it is one of my top 5 character strengths so I am playing in my happy space. But I want to approach it a little differently and talk about why it is so important, and why we need it more than ever. We have some big problems to solve. I believe the only thing that is going to solve them is our creativity. When we think of creativity, our mind often goes to art, craft, design.
I have been lucky enough to call this incredible woman my friend for over ten years. I'm pleased to have her love and insight with us in 2019. When I read this I NEEDED it. Enjoy! LP My mom, in an epic fit of procrastination, waited so long to take down our Christmas tree one year, that she actually switched it out for the Easter decorations. In her defense, Easter was early that year, but still. It took her months to get the momentum to take down the tree. Needless to say,
I turned 41 last week. Thinking about the audience to whom this post is focused on, I imagine 41 is your mom, your aunt, or your teacher, not you. Not an age you day dream about, but an age you’ll find yourself at. An age when people will ask, “What would you have done different when you were younger?” An age of reflection. I’ve often thought about this reflection, and I’ve also thought about how grateful I am that I realized early on that life didn’t have to always be a bac
Happy New Year! A new year is always a good time to pause, reflect, and make a plan. Growing up, most of my big resolutions involved my body - losing weight, getting fit, growing my hair. (I bought a lot of supplements that year that did nothing for my hair, btw.) Most of these plans were short lived, not very healthy and not impactful. None of these pushed me to reflect on my heart and soul. What was I already doing well? What was holding me back? As I grew older, I came to
Many of you are wrapping up exams right now and gearing up for summer break. Some of you have graduated and are now ready to start the next phase of your life. All of this is wonderful and exciting! Some of you are great at the relaxing part of the summer. Some of you stay so busy all summer you don't feel like you enjoy it. We all need to find balance. I'm gearing up to take some cognitive coaching classes this summer, work on my business and connect more with family an
Happy New Year! This is a great time of year to reflect and dream and make some great changes in your world. When setting goals, first think about WHAT you want to achieve and reflect on WHY you want to achieve that. How will you feel if you are successful? What if you're not? Take some time in your own head. Ask yourself tough questions. Once you have a goal in mind, be SMART about it... Specific-Measurable-Acts-Realistic-Time (accountability) SPECIFIC - Be precise when