Weekly check-in 8/29/22

It’s almost September! I will be in Idaho next weekend visiting family, so I will miss my check-in next week. Here’s my September plan and bird… LAST WEEK Get to an ending for the memoir (if not fully fleshed out) 💚 Beautiful mornings 7/7 💚 Focus session (15 min) 5/5 💚 Bedtime ritual 7/7 💚…

Ten Years: A Buddhist Perspective

This post is structured around the three Dharma Seals, as is most of life, it seems. Impermanence is permanent. Ten years ago, I was about to start a new job. It was only my fifth new job since the turn of the century. The startup that I had worked for for two years was being…

Blogging for Mental Health

Once upon a time, I joined Livejournal. I was a latecomer to the platform, and I already had a blog elsewhere in 2006, but I had a few new (younger) acquaintances on the platform, and I was interested in reading what they wrote about. Then I started writing there, too, and it became a great…

Weekly update: 8/8/22

Each week, I update my accountability group in the Fearless Living Academy with my intentions for the week, as well as an overview of how the past week went. I am going to start sharing here for even more public accountability! Key: ❤️ Not done/ needs love 💛 Partly done 💚 100% completed 💙 Did…

Becoming Mr. Spock

Matter of fact. That’s how my writing coach described a few sections of my memoir. I’m writing my way through my high school years, and I’m realizing that I really don’t feel any kind of way about it. Teenage girls have big feelings, she told me, as if I should know that. I was a…

Weekly check-in: August 1, 2022

Each week, I update my accountability group in the Fearless Living Academy with my intentions for the week, as well as an overview of how the past week went. I am going to start sharing here for even more public accountability! Key: ❤️ Not done/ needs love 💛 Partly done 💚 100% completed 💙 Did…

Productivity: Why is this so hard?

There’s no way to control this to-do list. It has a mind of its own. Sometimes it races to add to itself and flow off the edge of my dot-grid journal. It won’t be contained by Todoist or Things. It is full of never-do tasks that I look at and decide “not right now, no…

Black Coffee

I love a hot cup of pure, black coffee. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, I eschew my morning coffee concoction (“bulletproof,” with MCT oil, collagen, and Nutpod creamer) and drink my coffee how I’ve always preferred it. These are my intermittent fasting days, but I never feel like I’m depriving myself when I have a…

Mid-year check-in

I launched this blog around the beginning of 2022, and while I am pleased with some of the content I’ve published, it is not really the blog that I want it to be. Why? I’m writing it as if I’m an expert trying to “monetize” or create professional clout in an area that I’m frankly…

Harm reduction on vacation

As I’ve changed my relationship with alcohol over the past several years, one of my challenges has been how to go on vacation without over-drinking. Ever since I started traveling internationally about 20 years ago, vacation has been a time to drink as much as I want…which is usually too much. How much is too…