Oh October, how I have failed thee. Sigh. Lighten Up was my resolution for October, and I found it was far from that. My intentions were solid–accept other’s feelings, listen and engage, enjoy the process, reframe the situation, say yes more, and sing in the morning. However, I found myself stuck in emotional turmoil and…Continue Reading “October Recap…and Moving Onward”
As we have mentioned several times on this blog, we are both in love with Gretchen Rubin and her sister Liz Craft. We diligently follow their weekly podcast, Happier, in which they discuss life hacks on how to be happier, how to create good habits, as well as how to know yourself better. Gretchen has…Continue Reading “The Four Tendencies”
There is something about this time of year that always makes me think about change. Maybe it’s the nature of fall with the changing leaves and temperature; though in Southern California we really don’t experience that except if the Santa Ana winds come in and then we experience a very different fall from the rest…Continue Reading “Reflections on Change”
I was driving to work yesterday morning listening to an episode of the podcast Happier (we talked about how this was a favorite podcast of ours in this post) and I had an epiphany. I am a perfectionist…and I didn’t know it. In episode 126, Gretchen and Elizabeth are talking about perfectionism as a stumbling…Continue Reading “The Unknowing Perfectionist”
Andrea and I initially started our coast to coast conversations as a book club. So far we have read three books together and are planning on reading more. We also listen to some of the same podcasts. While we will go in depth in other posts about the books, we thought we would mention the books and podcasts that have been influential to us and which you will see referenced multiple times throughout this blog.Continue Reading "Books and Podcasts We Love"