Posts in Intention
A Week in October

After a month of seeking subtlety, I've opened my arms and embraced October with a warm welcome! Fall has arrived, the final quarter of 2010 is here, and I feel ready. My intentions for September included speaking mindfully, drinking tea, practicing yoga and reading a few good books...

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Simplify & Stretch

Yesterday's prompt on The Mindfulist got me thinking about ways I can simplify my life. Are there things, feelings, habits or to-do's that I could wash away with no (or very little) impact? Am I using words, snacks, email and reality TV to fill in gaps that would otherwise be inhabited by empty space and silence? Of course, one hundred times YES to all these questions...

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Soothing Sunday Overwhelm

Sunday Overwhelm usually strikes in the mid-afternoon—right around the time when I realize that my alarm is set at 6:00 am the next day, and the hustle and bustle of another week is just around the corner. The magic of creative weekends is replaced with stress. I worry about to-do's usually ignored and left to the last hour—laundry, grocery shopping and paying bills...

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Keeping Your Calm

I lost my calm this weekend. Along with it, my Coach wristlet, license, credit card, camera and favorite lip gloss vanished into thin air. In a time when identity theft and other unsavory crimes are abundant, there's a nakedness in losing important bits of plastic. I'm heading to the DMV today...

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Looking Back to Look Forward

The middle of 2010 has come and gone, yet I'm finding it hard to believe that half the year is behind us. For weeks, I've been referring to February like it wasn't that long ago—and I'm still finding myself writing 2009 at the top of my journal. Time is a tricky creature that I've let run wild for the first part of this year...

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Jumping Into June

I am welcoming June with an open mind and an eager soul. Looking out onto the horizon, I am excited about what lies ahead. Even though I cannot tell the future, I can feel the joy and laughter that summer brings. This year has continued to fly by and I'm starting to wonder if that's my own doing...

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A New Perspective

Do you ever find yourself in need of a fresh perspective? Do you seek wisdom from mentors or pursue truth in solitude? Do you reorganize, make lists, categorize and work from the bottom up? Do you walk away for a breath of fresh air? Do you make yourself a new cup of tea? Do you bounce ideas off of a friend?

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Hello February!

Another turn of the calendar and a fresh new month. I disappeared last month as January flew by—you might have noticed that I rarely blogged, tweeted or connected with you lovely souls. I missed our community and am looking forward to getting back into the flow. Some of you already know about my news from yesterday...

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2010: A Year of Intention & Resolve

I may be a bit tardy in presenting my resolutions, but I figure there's still plenty of time with 350-ish days left in 2010. As I planned my intentions for the year, I thought of ways to begin living my ideal life. An ordinary, yet completely fantastic, everyday existence. Keeping in mind that the journey is much more important than the destination, this year I resolve to...

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Happy 2010!

Here's to an abundant year full of sparkle and joy. After an 11 day break from reality, I am preparing to settle into old routines while creating new ones. Like many, I've thought of a word for 2010 and decided on a few resolutions. Over the course of this week I will share with you my thoughts on 2009 and my plans for the upcoming year...

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Design Your Life

A few weeks ago, Jess LC asked if I was interested in being interviewed for her weekly Design Your Life series. I said yes immediately, with nervous excitement. After seeing my interview live on Jess LC's blog, I remembered one other thought to add to the list...

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December Goals

December is one of my favorite months. It's 31 days full of cheerful commercials, Christmas music and thoughtful gifts. A season of laughter, glitter, sweet treats and holiday cards. A time to tie up loose ends and prepare for a new year. An opportunity for family gatherings, parties with friends and romantic moments...

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My Goals from 2 Years Ago

I was recently catching up on emails and organizing the files on my computer when I came across a document I haven't seen for 2 years. These are the fresh thoughts of a recent-graduate just entering the workforce. Some goals have changed since then, but others are an eerily accurate picture of where I want to be in the next 8 years...

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November Goals

As I consider my goals and priorities in November, the prevailing thought that comes to mind is of gratitude. This goes nicely with the spirit of Thanksgiving, but I think it's more than just good timing. As you may remember, my theme for fall is staying focused, frugal and fun. I plan on continuing the 3 Fs theme into this month, building on the progress I have made so far...

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