Jan 15 2017
Pretty much as soon as I decided that this year I was going to roll with things rather than resist them, life threw a a challenge at me: the Airbnb we booked into for the month has no wifi. This was totally on us for not double-checking, and I’ve decided to treat it as an experiment in mindfulness. Not to mention an experiment in exploring Leith’s cafés to bulk out my comprehensive guide to Edinburgh cafés with wifi.
So far I’ve actually been okay. I’ve had to move projects around, swapping writing my Gilmore girls book for my book on the Hogwarts houses. This fits in nicely with my schedule, as this March I will be leading a workshop at the Harry Potter Alliance’s Granger Leadership Academy. I am beyond excited (and hope to see you there!)
? Viola Davis’s commitment to owning and telling her story through acting is the epitome of Heroine Training. This piece is amazing.
☕️ Yes to ALL 5 of these thingss that will totally help you chill out.
⚡️ How climbing an actual mountain put fear in perspective for Shauna – this is exactly how I feel about rock climbing!
? Heather’s introduction to what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person and what to do about it really resonates with me. I don’t feel great about the term ‘sensitive’ (maybe I’m too sensitive to admit that I’m sensitive); I prefer Super-feeler.
☺️ Raise your hand if you have dreamed of having a mentor to guide you through life. I mean me, for sure. I love this alternative advice: Can’t find a mentor? Look to your peers instead.
? “We must be able to allow ourselves to come to the present and experience every moment as if it was to never cross our path again”: The power of being curious
? Doesn’t it feel like everyone is telling us to write gratitude lists? Here are 11 ways to practice gratitude without a gratitude journal!
Happy new year!
THESE ARE THE STORIES I’VE ENJOYED THIS MONTH La La Land written and directed by Damien Chazelle They don’t make movies like this anymore, except now they do. A beautiful, nostalgic revival of the Old Hollywood musical genre, updated with modern day themes of pursuing dreams, being a true artist, and getting in tune […]
Favourite Stories / January 2017
Jan 14 2017
I decided that this year I would step up and be a professional. I shared this with my friend Kerrin, who has a gift in follow-up questions, and she asked me: “What does the professional version of yourself look like?” I replied with the first thing that popped into my head, “Well, she’s wearing a blazer”. For […]
Heroines to Channel for Professional Success
Jan 17 2017