"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.
I woke up yesterday feeling like my heart was shrinking. Something about witnessing the repeated acts of selfishness, unkindness, intolerance and hate in the news and on social media was making me feel small, powerless, and contracted. And then a video of someone bringing gifts to young people in a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth … Continue reading Big Vision Love Day: Pay What You Can Feb 10
January was a rough month. I had surgery to remove one large kidney stone and two small ones. It didn't go well. What was supposed to be one night in the hospital turned into five, and I had to have a second surgery when part of my lung collapsed. It was the hardest week of … Continue reading Big Vision Love Month: Pay What You Can
I recently watched an inspiring video of Eat, Pray Love author, Elizabeth Gilbert, talking about why she no longer advises people to "follow their passion." She told the story of a woman who, after hearing one of her talks, wrote to say that it made her feel completely depressed because she didn't have one passion. … Continue reading Are you a hummingbird, a woodpecker, or a dove?
I'm working on a project right now that I *really* want to grow and be successful, so I feel like I should be working hard on it all the time. But sometimes I want to rest. Or take a break. But then I think, "In order to succeed I need to work harder and longer," … Continue reading Why you should take breaks and work like a tree