How it felt to work a job I hated vs. how it feels to be self-employed

I am nearing on completing my third full month of self-employment. It has thus far been freeing, terrifying, depressing, exciting, expansive, desperately lonely sometimes and an introvert’s dream-come-true other times, and an overall amazing learning experience. One of the easiest ways to find out what holds us back belief-wise is to do a great big […]

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getting my deep rest on

Sometimes I burn out. I’ll feel excited, find a strand of inspiration, and then hold on tight for dear life while getting flailed around in the wind. Like a kite. Or like a surfer on a wave. I’ll ride it until I crash. And then keep holding on. I’ve become aware of this tendency. I’ve […]

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Day 20 of 30: Wherever you go, there you are.

I remember the ride back from the airport. My parents picked me up after a three week trip to England. They funded the flight for me and hoped I’d find some relief there. I did, but not in the way they’d hoped. “I discovered something amazing,” I told them. “What’s that?” “I was still depressed […]

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DOODLE VIDEO #3: CARL THE COMPARISON MONSTER & HOW TO HANDLE HIS FILTHY LIES

Here we go! A third video! The first one took 15-20 hours. The second took 12. And this one took around 10! Getting more efficient, learning a lot, and am excited to see how the month-from-now videos look! Check out this less than 10 minute super fun comic/cartoon about how to re-frame COMPARISON.  

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Day 289 of 365: cocoon of safety

Striving for a life of awareness, of forward progression, of knowing better and doing better, of being mindful and understanding and loving while also having healthy boundaries and self care without being too selfish, of communicating openly and honestly and sharing emotion without speaking irrationally from emotion, of trusting and having faith even when evidence […]

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Day 117 of 365: Switching the approach + introducing daily real-life doodles

So. Here’s the thing. We are all on our own individual messy journey of self-discovery. Some people avoid/numb it, others embrace it and go with the flow, and then there are the folks who are overly dedicated to the point of burn-out and exhaustion. I BETCHA CAN’T GUESS WHICH ONE I AM. … IT’S THE […]

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Day 100 of 365: core desired feelings

I’ve been working through this kickass + challenging book over the last month: It’s changing everything for me. Or, rather, I’m changing everything for me as a result of the work I’m doing with this book. The first part is a normal book, explaining the importance (and necessity, really) of honing in on the way we […]

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Day 97 of 365: just for me.

I’ve had an item on my to-do list for months. Paint a painting, just for me. The rules around it are that I CANNOT SELL THE PAINTING. I’ve done this thing in the past where I’d paint something for myself, and it’d be awesome, and I’d share it on the internets, and people would want […]

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Day 91 of 365: I had a good conversation with my knee today.

Our bodies are constantly talking to us. Injuries, headaches, mental and emotional discomfort, that annoying lower back pain that won’t go away… They’re all messages. Maybe we’re carrying too much emotional baggage and our back pain is trying to inform us to let that shit go. Maybe we are absorbing rather than releasing anger and […]

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