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Big Picture, Mindset

Pursue Meaning, Not Happiness

As we wrap up focusing on January’s theme of change, we want to touch base on happiness. We are all about finding happiness, keeping happiness, and even training our brains to be happier. If you’ve figured anything out by now, it’s that being happy is really hard to do. Waking up happy and staying pretty happy feels almost impossible if you are emotional or easily affected by life around you. It’s being human and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The crazy thing is that we’ve been going about this all wrong. Here’s the revelation: Pursuing happiness only makes us […]

Business, Productivity & Planning

The Power of Writing Things Down

When’s the last time you wrote someone a letter, on nice stationary, until your hands cramped? We’re willing to bet not since 7th grade when you passed notes to your best friend between classes with the final sentence being “write back soon or else!”. Communication since the turn of the dial-up internet has been all about sending quick emails. Then, when cell phone providers started giving everyone free texts, it became about quick texts. Getting a call from someone these days feels more like a threat than a welcomed treat. If calling is almost extinct, then writing with a pen […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

5 Hacks to Stop Wasting Time

So far this month, we’ve talked about making big changes such as: letting go of things in life that no longer bring you contentment, how to be happier and healthier, how to manage your money, and how to find balance in your life. These changes, if made properly, may help us all move forward in life in the best, most positive way possible. As we continue with this theme, we will discuss one of the biggest changes that challenge many of us year after year: how to stop wasting time. The more positive twist with the same idea is “how […]

Big Picture, Mindset

How To Identify & Let Go of What Doesn’t Serve You

Many of us have said our thank you’s, goodbyes (or good riddance), and let go of some things that happened in 2016 and are quickly embracing the promise of 2017. With a fresh, new year ahead of us, we all know there are things we need to let go of before we can forge ahead. In order to become unstuck in life, we have to learn how to let go. But, most of us are humans and letting go is a really hard thing to do. Letting go of both good and bad things is highly uncomfortable. It can be […]

Big Picture, High Performance

Why Goals Don’t Matter

Let’s get serious about our goals before 2017, but let us tell you that goals don’t matter. You read that correctly. Hang with us for a few minutes and you’ll see why. If you are really serious about setting goals, then you need to know it’s more than just a pretty Rifle Paper planner from Nordstrom, pretty pens, and having all of that look pretty for a picture. Goals are messy, they never go quite as planned, and can bring heartache before you get to taste the fruits of your labor. We’ve been told that achieving goals feels like an […]

Big Picture, Mindset

5 Natural Ways to Beat the SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

If you live in a place where winter brings long, dark days, you may have experienced at one time or another Seasonal Affective Disorder or better known as the SAD’s. No amount of pumpkin spice lattes can help combat the dark, rainy, gloomy and dreary days where you don’t see the sun again until March. That’s 6 long months without any sun. And, without any distinction between 7am and 2pm, it can be a little painful. Because of lack of sunlight, people living around the Northern areas of the Americas experience something very real called Seasonal Affective Disorder. The non-medical […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

5 Easiest Productivity Hacks for the Holidays

I’m obsessed with getting as much done as humanly possible. Every single day. Is anyone else as obsessed with productivity as I am? Sometimes I trick myself into thinking I’m a robot, and then I get tired or near burned out, and I remember that I’m a mere mortal human. And during certain times of the year, where the season is especially busy (like summer and holidays), getting as much done as I want becomes a real struggle. During the month of December, we are going on half-horsepower for #TeamTeri behind the scenes here, in anticipation for feeling extra tired […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

Top Productivity Hacks for Moms

It’s funny and humbling when your Chief Visionary Officer (aka Teri) asks every few weeks about productivity while being a mom. The conversation usually goes something like this: “How are you actually getting anything done with two kids and a dog, don’t you have to always feed them, clean your house, do your laundry, and wait, you ran today? 11 miles??? Do you even sleep?” I’ll be honest with you, I need sleep. I am one crabby piece of toast if I don’t get sleep. I’d love the usual 7-9 hours that all doctors recommend for that bright, shiny complexion, […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Death, Trauma and Coping: Does Time Really Heal Wounds?

True or False: Does time really heal wounds? October never meant more than Halloween and an exorbitant of candy that I would stealthily steal from my siblings. Then, as I got older, it turned into a day where you could dress up like a crazy person or mimic a street walker and no one would ever judge you. Then, as I became a mom, it turned into a day of hiding candy that my children collected and slowly eat them myself, in secret. But, as life started happening, October turned into a month of both joy and sorrow. The joyful […]

Big Picture, Mindset

How Guilt Can Be Good For You

No, I haven’t fallen off my rocker when I say that guilt is good for you. We have come to associate guilt as being paralyzing, catastrophic, and more uncomfortable than an 8-hr flight with a hairy, unkempt foot on your armrest. What about those all-consuming thoughts and feelings that come with guilt that eats you up inside? And what about all the “what-ifs,” “could haves” and “should-haves”? This level of guilt is absolutely all encompassing and very, very difficult to move past. So, this is where I will have to do my Resident Health Advisor spiel and tell you to […]