Resources (+ Blog)

What does “mindful living” mean to you? This list of 7 things mindful people do differently is a good place to start. These suggestions will help you focus more on the present and less on the past and the future.

Being grateful is important to feeling contentment. When we’re upset or disappointed in life, expressing gratitude is beneficial to finding our joy again. Here are 10 Gratitude Mantras from Marc  Chernoff to help you appreciate what you already have.

Guest Post by Tim McGrath

I have not traded in my man card. I am a red-blooded, all American male. I was born in the middle of the last century, well before Dr. Phil, Oprah, love languages, Enneagrams, skinny jeans, or metrosexual defined the “new” masculinity. I’ve lived the “Big Boys don’t cry” legend, and the Marlboro Man’s leather-tough veneer was the model for all things macho. Charles Atlas showed us skinny guys we didn’t have to take sand kicked in our faces at the beach anymore. I’ve been around, so I have an idea what makes us tick. [continue reading…]

Over the past few months, I’ve had an opportunity to practice my own self-care in the middle of an unexpected family crisis. This season is requiring I provide care for my aging Mother and actively participate in the “sandwich generation”.

In August, my 83 year-old Mom fell and fractured a lower vertebrae. She is in early stage dementia and was moved to a nursing facility for rehab. In September, Mom fell again and broke her neck, resulting in a major setback to her recovery.

As Power of Attorney, I’ve been spending significant time coordinating her care, handling her finances, and making future living arrangements. It’s been a struggle to care for myself and maintain my quality of life.  [continue reading…]

“Perfectionism is not excellence; it is procrastination based in fear.” Alli Worthington offers seven ways you can curb procrastination and challenges you to answer the question, “What are you waiting for?” The world is waiting for what you have to offer.

In this timeless book, Anne Lamott takes you along a journey through her troubled past and quirky walk of faith. With stories and scripture, laughter and tears, Anne tells how she came to believe in God and in herself. My favorite quotes:

  • “The thing about light is it really isn’t your’s. It’s what you gather and shine back.”
  • Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers.”

What happens when you forget your intrinsic value? In a “Marie TV” episode, Marie Forleo suggests what to do if you are questioning your worth in this world and feeling useless and alone.

Jonathan Milligan shares his definition of a workaholic – someone who finds their sole identity in work alone. He believes there is more to life than work and offers 5 Principles for Working Less and Living More.