Category: Happiness

Another reason to choose a career you like

My mother asked me the other day if I was getting tired of hearing myself talk. This was meant in a nice way (I think) – and touches on something aspiring book authors should know. Book writing is often about book speaking, trying to interest people in your ideas and prose. Frankly, it can be a bit of a slog. Unless you’ve got something incredibly dishy (w… read more »

The cure for body image blues

It’s always fun when a friend goes viral. In the past few years, Allison Slater Tate’s The Mom Stays in the Picture, and Jessica Turner’s Moms, Put on that Swimsuit have both scored thousands upon thousands of shares with somewhat similar theses. The process of having and raising children does not always leave our bodies in cover model state. Yet one do… read more »

My summer bucket list

Yesterday I posted my entire List of 100 Dreams. Today’s post is about things I intend to do this summer. What would make the summer feel both full and wonderful? June is the Friday night of summer, and all is full of possibility. Here’s what I’d like to pull off. 1. Pick strawberries (done! We might do it again!) 2. Get some “tri” days: ru… read more »

My 2015 List of 100 Dreams

In 168 Hours, I recommended creating something called a “List of 100 Dreams.” This exercise, which was shared with me by career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine, is a completely unedited list of anything you might want to do or have more of in life. It’s like a bucket list, but most people don’t get all the way to 100 when creating a bucke… read more »

My 672-hour Challenge, part 4: Leisure

There’s a popular story out there that women who work, and who have young kids, have no time for themselves. This may be true for some people, but I know it’s not true for me. I’m quite good about protecting me time. I like to think this is about knowing myself, and knowing that I will go nuts if I don’t get time for my own pursuits in any given day. There are ot… read more »