I “played hooky” yesterday to fill my heart with some creative joy. In third grade, my teacher Mr. Jones brought art and joy to all our lessons. I remember learning about colors and painting alongside math and mythology. That was my favorite year of elementary school. Let’s be honest, playing hooky has a connotation like I’ve done something “wrong” or “without permission”. I could have said I took PTO for some self-care. But in honesty, I did feel a little indulgent, a little like I was “cutting class.” But you know what? It felt incredible.
The Oscars are this weekend and I am a movie lover. So, let’s play a game! Two Truths and a Lie: 1) My husband and I have watched over 3,000 movies during our married life together. 2) I was a seat filler at the 62nd Academy Awards on March 26, 1990, while I was attending college in LA. 3) One of my all-time favorite movies is “Singing in the Rain”. One of the things about being a movie lover is that there are so many opportunities for pleasure.
Home is Home
Home is home, and I’m finally back! After working remotely for the past several weeks with my hubby in Southern California, I am back in my own home office and you know what? I feel a little like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life”. I’m so grateful for my home and have a new perspective for my office and all the ease I have running my business and my personal life here.
Sharing the Truth
I’m sharing the truth. I am a napper! There I said it out loud in a professional work setting. I used to feel embarrassed that I could use a nap some days of the week. It made me feel like I wasn’t being as productive as I was expected to be or that it wasn’t fair that I was taking this time for myself.
Beginning the New Year with Hope
Perhaps you are beginning this new year with a little bit of hope again. I hope you made time to replenish your tank during the final days of the year. As the calendar changes to a new year, it feels like a fresh start.
How did you feel about today?
How did you feel about today? It’s January 3rd. No matter what your working situation is, how did you feel about going back to work today?
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Cultivating Kindness when Feeling Overwhelmed
Linda’s list of five things for cultivating kindness when feeling overwhelmed, because sometimes we get wrapped up in our frenetic world.