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The 5 Best Quotes about Accepting Reality as It Is (#FastTipsFridays)

Accepting reality as it is–without struggling to change or avoid it–is one of the hardest things in life! These are the five quotes I come to again and again to remind myself that there is transformative value in embracing the reality we have been given at each point in time…  “If you really want to…
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5 Prompts for Gratitude Journaling

My recently released Journal of Thanksgiving is a three-year, sentence-a-day journal to help folks (including myself) make gratitude a more intentional practice. Knowing that gratitude doesn’t always come naturally, I included a list of 33 prompts at the end of the book to help spur thoughts. Here are five of them! What is the funniest…
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5 Ways to Combat Loneliness

Happy Valentine’s Day! This week’s edition of #FastTipsFridays is about combatting loneliness as individuals and in our communities. Loneliness and social isolation have reached epidemic proportions! How do you build connection and relationship into your social fabric?

5 Ways to be More Nimble (Fast Tips Fridays)

Nimble is my word of the year (more here)! These are some of the aspects of nimbleness I’ve been reflecting on and trying to put into practice…  Change plans without changing priorities. Be flexible about the route you take toward achieving goals without sabotaging the intended destination. Be responsive (rather than avoidant or impulsive) to…
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5 tips to beat procrastination (full text also in blog post...)

5 Ways to Beat Procrastination

Time for another Fast Tips Fridays! What do you do to deal with procrastination? Here are my top 5 tips!  Learn the strategy of Time Blocking. You’re less likely to engage in distraction with a clear plan that signals what you’re actually being distracted from. Procrastination is a way of avoiding discomfort. Identify what that…
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Reclaim Your Life from the Screen with these 5 Books

The 5 best books to fight distraction and engage mindfully with digital technology.

5 Tips to Improve Executive Functioning

How to get better at planning, scheduling, and follow through.

The Best Things I Learned in 2019 (#FastTipsFridays)

The new year is here, but it’s never too late to look back with gratitude on the past! Celebrating the tough and rewarding lessons of 2019. Life is better without Netflix on my mobile devices. Since deleting it from my phone in October, I’ve gotten better sleep, read more books, and appreciated more quiet than…
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Reframe Harsh Criticism: 5 Fast Quotes

Happy #FastTipsFridays! Every writer (and human being) knows the sting of harsh criticism. There’s a difference between biting attacks and constructive feedback, but even when you know that difference it can be difficult to reframe hurtful words. Here are 5 quotes I return to during those times. “There are too many people today who instead…
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How to Cultivate Gratitude Every Day: 5 Fast Tips

You can never cultivate enough gratitude! This week’s #FastTipsFridays topic was recommended by an Instagram follower. Enjoy! At breakfast, visualize what you anticipate will be the most stressful part of your day. What is one positive thing that could come of that situation? What is one aspect you can look forward to? Once a day,…
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