Choosing substance

Choosing substance

One of the first things I do every morning is make a to-do list for myself. Sometimes this is really straightforward, especially if I already have appointments booked. But other days, like today, I have a whole bunch of random stuff that needs to get prioritized. This...
You don’t get to the finish line and quit

You don’t get to the finish line and quit

I like starting things. Starting things is sexy and exciting, at the beginning of each new project things feel brimming with potential and momentum. I’m great at starting things! But you know what I’m not so good at? ….finishing things. It’s...
A question that changes everything

A question that changes everything

Lately I’ve been making a habit of asking myself the following question: Is this nourishing me or is this poisoning me? I got this inquiry from Martha Beck, whom I mentioned in my last post as well (clearly I’m on a kick lately). It’s one of those things that sounds...
Shortcuts to being spiritually solid

Shortcuts to being spiritually solid

Last week I was listening to an interview with Martha Beck and I heard her say something that metaphorically smacked me upside the head. I’ll paraphrase: A lot of people want to feel the way a spiritually solid person feels without putting in the work a...