WHEN PASSION ISN’T MEANT TO BE PURSUED

2019-01-01T12:54:19-04:00

Photo by Heather Nash by Kristen Domingue Our favorite part of our interview with Yodit Mesfin Johnson was the revelation that following her passion was less of a chase and more of a gradual unfolding. Instead of the push of urgency, there was a gradual pull toward alignment that allowed her to do work she loves in a way that works for her. So if you’re not “there” yet, don’t worry. You may be on an earlier step of a similar path to the one Yodit took. ___ My work and my passion for service is largely influenced by my parents. [...]

WHEN PASSION ISN’T MEANT TO BE PURSUED2019-01-01T12:54:19-04:00

DREAM THE NEXT YOU INTO BEING

2019-08-09T11:43:01-04:00

Photo by Ian Kiragu on Unsplash by Sharon Marie Lawlor Today is the start of a new year. New Year’s resolutions are in full force for some. For others, they perhaps want something else. If you could wave a magic wand over your life right now, how would it ideally be? Stop to think about that. Really give it some thought. Don’t just look at your physical self (as most New Year’s resolutions focus on), but at all aspects of you. This will help create an over-arching vision of this new energy. Dream BIG! Knock down any walls that closed you in. If ANYTHING [...]

DREAM THE NEXT YOU INTO BEING2019-08-09T11:43:01-04:00

NEW YEAR, NEW CLOSET RESOLUTIONS

2018-12-19T16:56:30-04:00

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash By Angela Harrison Some closets are organized like a shiny department store; some look like a tornado of early-morning struggle just whipped through. Both, however, are quietly capable of ruining your wardrobe. Hangers, bags, boxes, and hooks are all helpful tools in keeping things orderly, but they can also do damage to our clothes. Of course, we can’t just get rid of these organizational elements; they’re essential in any closet, so we need to be sure we’re using them the right way. Every closet has the following: random plastic hangers, some sturdy wooden hangers, or too many [...]

NEW YEAR, NEW CLOSET RESOLUTIONS2018-12-19T16:56:30-04:00

MAKE A BIG LEAP: SHAKE THINGS UP AND FIND OUT WHAT TRULY MATTERS

2019-08-09T11:43:55-04:00

Photo by Bridget Baker of the 24-foot travel trailer that she, her husband, and her little dog Little live in. by Bridget Baker The shiny promise of a new year brings with it the commitments to take action, hopes for a more prosperous year, and fantasies of breaking all of your habits and changing “all of the things.” We get a burst of energy, motivated by how-to and resolution articles, showing us that we can wipe the slate clean of the previous year and start fresh. Two days in, however, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed already. We take on too much [...]

MAKE A BIG LEAP: SHAKE THINGS UP AND FIND OUT WHAT TRULY MATTERS2019-08-09T11:43:55-04:00

THREE DAYS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

2018-12-29T19:51:08-04:00

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash by Morella Devost, EdM, MA I looked into the bathroom mirror of my beautiful Manhattan studio apartment. It had only been three days, and I was stunned. My boyfriend and I were on the final day of our first-ever juicing detox. For three days, we consumed more vegetable juice than the whole prior thirty years of our lives. And for the first time in a decade, I was seeing a significant difference in the appearance of my skin…for the better. Ten years prior, in college, I began developing massive cystic acne that plagued me throughout my twenties. Nothing had [...]

THREE DAYS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE2018-12-29T19:51:08-04:00

RESTRUCTURING MY WORLD

2018-12-29T19:38:46-04:00

Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash Marilyn A. Pellini January is the month that I send a small contribution to all my favorite organizations, and the month I vow to give more of my time, energy, and effort to those groups I am most dedicated to. This goal seems to be working better in my older years than it did when I was much younger. Back then, I concentrated more on things that affected me personally. Each year, there were so many New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, be more patient with the children, cook healthy but delicious meals, and up my organizational skills both [...]

RESTRUCTURING MY WORLD2018-12-29T19:38:46-04:00
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