I recently met up with a friend who is burned out from a demanding job, and worried that she's bringing the stress home to her family. "How long have you been feeling this way?," I asked. "Probably since January," she said. Oh, the month the asshat was inaugurated president? "I'm not sure that timing is … Continue reading Get some rest
Even when things are awful, they can be wonderful, too — if we know how to receive the goodness.
Here is a formula for staying sane that is working for me (for a whole three days so far!), so I thought I'd share it in case it helps you, too.
I've spent the last few hours wandering around my neighborhood without an agenda, fueled only by a desire to fill my brain with something other than the noise of my last few weeks at work.
When I say "noise," I mean it literally and figuratively: I work somewhere with an "open work plan," so I am surrounded by people talking all. day. long. More than this, though, I mean the noise of our business strategies and brand stories, and of the narratives I construct around my standing with every single person on the team at any given point in time. I mean, too, the noise of the language I find myself using to fit into the culture, that I would never use elsewhere, except that sometimes I do, before I can stop myself.
It begins on Sunday night, when I begin thinking about whether I will go to yoga class on Wednesday morning...
Why it's a moral imperative to confront assholes and kick them to the curb, in politics and in our everyday lives.
Maybe you've told yourself there's no escape from the fight-or-flight survival mode that your life has become. I think there's an alternative.
Don't touch that dial: beneath the surface of the seemingly-put-together woman getting into her car after dropping her child off at school...
If you are sad or tired about how hard it is to be real, all the time... to walk the walk... hear me when I say, I am sad and tired, too. I understand. And...you are not alone.