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The Joyful Wealth Experiment

The Joyful Wealth Experiment

In my ideal world, we’d be able to sustain ourselves solely with the emotional high of doing what we love. In the real world, however, the energy that enables us to tend to our needs flows in the form of financial currency. That means, for […]

On Letting Go to Grow

On Letting Go to Grow

The thing is, when you shrink yourself to make someone else happy, that happiness is doomed to be short-lived. There will come a point where either that person will expect you to keep shrinking and shrinking until there‚Äôs nothing left and you dissolve away, or […]

A Love Note to Gloria Steinem

A Love Note to Gloria Steinem

I had the tremendous pleasure of attending the 2017 National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Seneca Falls, New York. While I anticipated crossing paths with at least a few women of influence, I was not expecting to come face to face with someone […]

The Power of a Morning Ritual

The Power of a Morning Ritual

When I first learned how many “successful” people cite a regimented morning routine as an essential component of their high performance, I immediately sat down to map out my own based on examples that were shared. It went something like this: Set my alarm for […]

Courage, Freedom, and Joy: A Spiraling Pathway of Empowerment

Courage, Freedom, and Joy: A Spiraling Pathway of Empowerment

I posted an informal survey question on facebook the other day: Which of the following would you *most* like to cultivate in your everyday life — courage, freedom, or joy? Having spent so much time researching happiness and positive psychology to lift my own spirit […]

I Finally Broke Free

I Finally Broke Free

“I’m going to leave soon, ” I told myself and everyone around me — for SEVEN WHOLE YEARS. After resigning from my full-time marketing job in 2010, I planned to use adjunct teaching as a stepping stone between my comfort zone and my dream of […]