The Power of Presence & Why We Struggle to Show Up

Last Thursday Charlotte came to me in the throes of an anxiety attack. We got through it together, but it took much longer than either of us would like- a few hours. The attack protocol requires both of us to do one thing- be fully present with each other. We breathe together and take the…

Is Everything F*cked? A Book Review About Hope

The world seems torpedoed at the moment and taking a break from the heartbreaking news from around the planet, I figured I’d give the recent Everything is F*cked, A Book aBout Hope by Mark Manson a try. To be honest, he isn’t always my cup of tea but nonetheless, this book, and his last one proved invaluable to me. The beginning is is filled with metaphors (like clown cars) I could live without, but it sure picks up speed. I’ve gone over my notes and collected my top 5 takeaways from the book.

Elemental Simplicity: Finding Your Values in 4 Everyday Moments.

“Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it.” ― James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones What are we looking for overall? What do we want to do with our limited time we have on this planet? Well that’s for you to…

Slowing Down to Find Your True North

I was sitting looking through various simplicity blogs this morning and I found them extremely varied in their “purpose.” Some were about financial simplicity where the author was aiming for purchasing less and saving on the daily essentials, others were focused on the Marie Kondo-type journey of getting rid of clutter while some were connecting…