Category Archives: Inner Work

The year of the honeybadger.

I was having drinks with a couple of friends of mine last Thursday night — friends who have known me for seventeen years, friends I practically grew up with — and I was reminded that my New Year’s resolution for this past year was to live without goals. Of course, life didn’t really turn out read more »

One balanced day.

Last Friday was a holiday for me from work. Unfortunately, it was not a holiday for my husband. Fortunately, this allowed me to spend some much-needed time on various areas of my own life, and I ended up having a very balanced day according to the suggested standards of The Healthy Mind Platter model. It’s read more »

Kanban board.

A few months ago, I was inspired by Dylan Wolf’s Kanban Board setup, and so I decided to implement one for myself. As I mentioned before, not only do I have daily chores and tasks I want to accomplish, but I also have Big Projects I want to take care of, and I thought a read more »

The Ant and the Grasshopper.

Sometimes, my husband annoys me just a little bit. I tend to plow through life at a break-neck speed. I have a to-do list a mile long every day — chores I want to try to tackle, projects I want to try to get done. As soon as I get home from work, I’m doing read more »

Out of balance.

I’m having a very difficult time focusing today. I’m having trouble focusing on my work and the projects I need to be making progress on for my day job. I’m having trouble finding the inspiration to write anything or even brainstorm ideas for a possible writing session later. I’m having trouble doing my mindfulness exercises read more »

Progress report.

Well, let’s see how I did this week, without setting any tangible goals and just listening to my body and my self. 1. EAT – I feel like I did a great job keeping my food intake healthy and within normal hunger limits. Mostly, I’ve just been trying to eat healthy, wholesome food when available, read more »

Progress report.

Well, this progress report will be a little slapdash. I managed to leave my notebook with the post-it that contained my goals for the week at my friends’ house yesterday, so I’ll just have to let you know what I did in each category. 1. EAT: I think my goal was to limit my processed read more »

Progress report.

So, I’m not entirely sure that this tactic is working. I often feel as if I’ve somehow “missed the point” of a lot of the things I want to be focusing on right now — mindfulness, living in the moment, and forming real habits instead of just trying to meet some goal each week so read more »

Loving-kindness meditation.

Sometimes, I have a loving-kindness meditation routine that I follow during my five minutes of meditation in the morning. This was a meditation routine I cobbled together from a few different things I’d read over the past couple of years, and it’s helped me become centered and focused quickly in the mornings while promoting that read more »

Progress report.

Well, not only is my progress report almost a week overdue, but I was full of so much fail the last week I set goals, that I didn’t even bother to set goals for this past week! To be fair, I was pretty much expecting this — I knew that the big conference for work read more »