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Embracing Anti-Productivity and Living Your Human-Scaled Life

I coined the term “human-scaled life” when I was making a weekly Oasis audio a few years ago, as an antidote to our endless drive to be productive or an anti-productivity hack. I coined it in response to the insane pressure many of us experience around being productive, to always be improving, to be certain […]

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How to Become the Person You Want to Be

I often say when teaching or coaching, “You become the person who can do the thing you want to do by doing it.” You become the person you want to be. By which I mean you aren’t that person when you start your project, but you grow into being that person through the act of […]

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Does your Procrastination Need Discernment?

I made you a procrastination discernment flow chart, because we all procrastinate for different reasons. We need to know why we are procrastinating to know what to do differently. Start at the beginning. What to do if you selected YES! or Yes, but… Yes, you want to do _____. Maybe you want to write a […]

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What Pleasure Has To Do With Productivity

Here’s a statement I hear pretty darn regularly, “I know I want to _______ (finish my book, start dating again, clean out the art studio, go back to school), but instead I do a million other things that I don’t really want to do and then I veg on the couch. I rebel against myself […]

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Feeling Despair? You Know, You Can Begin Again Any Time

Have you ever had a feeling of despair sneak up on you? I scared myself last week. I won’t bore you with all the details, but after forty-five minutes stuck in a morning snowstorm on the highway, I got home and was so exhausted, I went back to bed. For most of the day.  I’ve […]

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Inviting Joy and Wonder to Help Start Something New

I know I’ve been writing non-stop about fear lately. That’s because I was prepping for, and now am teaching GSSD. But mostly it’s because I am learning a joyful and wondering way to be TERRIFIED.  You see, I’m taking all kinds of risks these days with my new book. What I wrote is incredibly personal. Then there […]

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Overcoming Fear: How to Fear-Proof Your Day

Wonder if you need to work on overcoming fear? Does any of this sound familiar? You plan to work on your side-hustle and find yourself knee-deep in organizing your books?  You decide to cut back on expenses so you can work less and create more, but then find yourself remodeling your kitchen? You face the […]

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Stop Waiting for the Universe to give you Permission

I love synchronicity and coincidences and feeling like I’m on the right path as much as the next person. I know when I am pushing and need to back off, take a break, wait for my mind to calm down and for my next steps to show up. I believe there is so much more […]

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