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Focus on Feelings 2016: A Hygge, Proud, Curious, and Beautiful Life

30 December, 2015

Each year for the past few years, I’ve chosen a few key words or feelings I wanted to focus on for the year. Instead of just choosing arbitrary goals, I’ve picked out the way I want to feel when working on and completing those goals. Once I’ve chosen the way I want to feel, I think strategically about what will make me feel that way and decide on goals based on activities that will make me embody those feelings. After…

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Assessing the Present: Goals and Core Desired Feelings for 2015

29 December, 2015
desk with computer, phone, notebook, coffee

It’s nearly the end of the year, so I found it was time to assess my progress. Around this time last year, I chose five Core Desired Feelings* I wanted to embody throughout the year: BOLD, Joy, Creativity, Radiance, and Grace. These words served me well for the previous year and I wanted to continue to work on all of them because my work on these particular feelings wasn’t completed. I thought a lot about how I could accomplish each of…

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

11 August, 2015

Lately, I’ve been so unhappy with the way my room looks: scattered about the room are clothes, towels, and toiletries, not to mention half-read books. I’ve been so frustrated with this, but I finally figured out what the problem was: I didn’t have room for all my clothes in the closet or in drawers. I kept saying I was going to clean out and clean up, that I was going to find a way to put clothes away so that…

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Thinking Forward: Goals and Core Desired Feelings for 2015

31 December, 2014

It has become a new year's tradition for me to choose a few words each year to focus my energy on. This year's Core Desired Feelings* are the same as last year's because I still have a lot of work to do. I came a long way with all of these feelings in the past year, but I still felt like these five words were the ones I most wanted to embody myself. They are: BOLD. Joy. Creativity. Radiance. Grace.…

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Themes of 2014: Bold, Joy, Creativity, Radiance, Grace

10 February, 2014

NOTE: I can’t believe it’s February already. Where has the time gone? January felt like a blur of snow, cold air, and work. In any case, here’s what’s up with me… It has become a new year’s tradition for me to choose a few words each year to focus my energy on. Last year’s were Gratitude, Beauty, and Health. I had much success in following through with the goals I associated with those words and, though I did not feel that…

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