Sometimes the kindest and most compassionate thing you can do for yourself is take something away. Self care isn’t always something you have to add to your calendar. The next time your mind is full of thoughts of being too busy or there not being enough time, remember that’s just a story. It may be … [Read more...] about Self Care by Subtraction
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Growth is easy when things are going smoothly, but there’s a gritty side we don’t often share. Instead of an insta-perfect glow, my growth arrived today with bags under my eyes and clammy palms. Doing the inner work to keep my fears at bay feels like swimming in deep, icy water. How can you tell … [Read more...] about The Gritty Side of Growth
"You become what you practice." That little tidbit from my inner voice greeted me when I opened my eyes this morning. It didn't take long to recognize its truth. When I ran most days, I became a runner. When I used my camera most days, I became a photographer. When I taught every day, I … [Read more...] about Practice is the Process
The desert has a lot to teach us about creating space for something new. It was a chilly October morning. I remember the moment I arrived at this vista. The vast expanse of the desert took my breath away. The sun rose quickly behind my right shoulder, painting the distant rock formations with … [Read more...] about You Can Learn About Change from the Desert
Dear Reader, Change is happening and I need to run something by you. If you've been reading my recent emails, you'll know that I have committed to writing a daily blog, Laura's Daily Letter, starting the first of the year. I'm inspired by leaders I admire - particularly Seth Godin and Dian … [Read more...] about Do I Have Your Permission to Make a Change?