I am really good at saying yes. I'm learning how to say no. There are so many interesting and fun things out there to do - not to mention all the things that I feel obligated to do - that I end up saying yes to more than I have hours in the day for. This last month, I made the … [Read more...] about How hard is it for you to say no?
We’ve established the fact that I’m a bit of a nerd, right? My mom is a teacher, so I spent a lot of time in teacher supply stores growing up. Teacher supply stores = utopia for an academically minded youngster. They also equal the opposite of hours spent in Jo-Ann Fabrics, … [Read more...] about That time I bought a math workbook. For fun.
Did you intend to create a theme, one word or goals for the year on January 1 and then not get around to it? Or create it, but you’ve abandoned it already? Don’t worry. According to the research, only 3% of people set written goals and only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s … [Read more...] about What’s your theme? | Cultivate Community
I have always felt the need to be stuffy when doing anything official. Like running a business. Or applying to college. Or any job, for that matter. Somehow being stuffy translated to following the rules. And as a Type-A firstborn, following the rules is a Must with a capital M … [Read more...] about Be yourself
It’s that time of year! A common November goal, and one of mine, is to plan for a peaceful and lower-stress holiday season. This is the big week, and we kicked it off with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and a fantastic, but low-key family Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. We … [Read more...] about How to Plan for an Awesome Christmas