Three Simple Nuggets to Cut Down the Panic

So it’s been a while since we’ve been together. I’ve got a few good reasons. I’ve been busy with some cool things, like implementing my new mindfulness trainings for organizations (yay!). And of course, there’s the beloved MagicWrap project, which I won’t go into again here*. I’ve also been busy with tricky things, like keeping my training and facilita...
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The New Fear: Beware of FOPO

There’s a new kind of fear rearing its head these days. Actually, that’s not completely true. The fear has been around for...well, forever. But the acronym that describes it is new. Actually, that might not even be completely true. But I just recently learned about it, so it's new to me.  And it’s really important. It’s FOPO. Fear of Other People’s ...
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A Few Things I Need to Admit to You

I begin with an admission. The first of a few, actually. This admission is that there have been plenty of stomach rumblings and tumblings going on inside this body of mine lately. They haven’t felt good. The reason for them, though, is good. Because they have to do with a new side hustle project that Hubbie and I recently launched...a product we create...
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What We’re All Getting Wrong About our Freak-Outs

You know how this is an uncertain time? And how lots of people and articles and bloggers (including me) have been talking about how scary uncertainty is? So...we all had it all wrong. Let me show you what I mean. The other day I had one of those freak-out moments, when the uncertainty around this pandemic - and just life in general - felt so scary. ...
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A Knowledge Nugget: How to REALLY Deal With Our Current Fears

No doubt about it. It’s an uncertain, scary time. Social distancing has many of us feeling isolated. News stories filled with speculation have us scared and confused. The every-side-is-doing-it blame game fills us with anger and frustration. We worry about our loved ones. We worry about our bank accounts. We worry about how long this will go on. All...
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How to Stop Making Things Worse for Yourself

So, this happened... Now that I’ve begun with some melodrama, allow me to bring it down. I actually chose this situation. It was a planned, fairly major foot surgery that was decades in the making. One of the reasons I’d put it off is that it’s notoriously gnarly. In fact, many people who’d been in my shoes (so to speak) told me not to have it. ...
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