Mindfulness and Criticism

I haven’t done a good job being consistent with Mindfulness Monday in a while either. All those series threw things off. I’ve said it often on this blog: you cannot do anything worth doing without experiencing some kind of criticism. It is just the way things work, it...

Birthdays, Business and Bathroom Remodels

We haven’t done a Sunday Pop-Up in a while, so today I will write about the things that have “popped up” over the last few weeks. Max turned three on Friday the 22nd, and it was another reminder of just how quickly time goes by. The whole point of this blog is to...

Gratitude for Everyone Who Came Before

We live pretty easy lives these days. We drive where we need to go, we have safe food at our fingertips, we can talk to people all over the world. I don’t even have to physically walk into my bank anymore unless there’s a problem, like someone stealing my debit number...

Always Have a Secret Plan

Ok, you don’t have to have a secret plan, but you do have to have a plan if you are going to follow-through on things you need to do. A secret plan can’t hurt though. Think of the things you have failed to follow-through on. Think of one in particular. How big was the...

Distress Tolerance

One of the primary reasons I see people struggle with follow-through is a lack of distress tolerance. We live in a world and society that tells us, either directly or indirectly, that we do not ever have to be unhappy or uncomfortable. There are quick-fix pills for...