"How's your new job?" I asked a friend over lunch. "It's fine. I'm just so tired," she sighed. This was an unusual response from one of the most creative, energetic, changemakery, and positive people I know. Her job was perfect on paper. The problem was that her inner motor was fueled by opportunities to be … Continue reading Feeling drained at work? Find your inner fuel.
One of all my favorite children's book authors, Madeleine L’Engle, who wrote A Wrinkle in Time, has great advice for writers [bold added]: "First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you … Continue reading 3 Steps to Help You Realize Your Big Vision for Your Work in the World
"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it." ~ Viktor E. Frankl, author, Man's Search for Meaning When people come … Continue reading Your mission: use your gifts
While listening to the Painted Guru interview series over the last week, or so, I found myself jotting down tidbits of wisdom that could be applied to how to move through periods of stuckness and indecision. When I turned these inspirational nuggets into questions, and answered them in relation to areas of my life where … Continue reading Three Questions to Ask When You’re Feeling Stuck
I went back for my second intuitive painting class yesterday. As I mentioned last week, the purpose of the class is to focus on the process of painting rather than the product. Instead of approaching the blank canvas with a plan, you're asked to paint what you feel in the moment, even if it keeps … Continue reading Stuck? “Where’s the energy?”