Why Is Exquisite Self-Care a Necessity?

  I used to subscribe to the notion that self-care wasn’t sexy.  As a perfectionist and high-achiever, I focused my time and energy on what I could accomplish and give to others, rather than looking inward to my own needs.  For years this worked just fine (give…

Is a Balanced Life Actually Achievable?

  Who doesn’t long for more energy to pursue the things that matter most?  Last week we talked about how our passion for living is affected by various experiences, and how to identify which keystone habit will maximize our capacity to accomplish more. Yet with so many options available…

How Do You Fuel Your Passion?

  I believe each of us wants to discover and live a life filled with purpose.  Just take a look at the numerous methods and guideposts for discovering what inspires you.  Yet having the energy to pursue one’s dreams is another thing altogether. Going after goals takes work…to…

How Can You Embrace the Joy of Missing Out?

  Recall a time when you missed out on something—a great sale, a happening party, or the inside joke everyone was talking about at work.  Usually we strive to avoid these situations because we don’t want to be left with regrets, or a sense of being on…

Where Are Your Digital Boundaries?

  Last month we talked about living with less and how that can open up more freedom in our lives.  In contrast, sometimes having more gives us less: less satisfaction with what we have, less fulfillment from life, and less bandwidth to pursue our dreams.  Dozens of books on decluttering…