Overwhelmed and Overburdened? Freedom is Possible.

Friends, I want to tell you the truth about what my life was like a few years ago. I was overwhelmed and overburdened, addicted to sugar and caffeine. Whenever I’m tempted to sugar-coat (pun intended) the exhaustion of that lifestyle, I remember this: I came down with shingles at the ripe old age of 23. …
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The Secret to Knowing When You’ve Done Enough

This week it has come to my attention that almost everyone I know --myself included-- has trouble knowing when enough is enough. I'm not talking about the traditional addiction areas, like knowing when to stop eating or drinking or shopping. I'm talking about the more insidious ones, like productivity, or helping. I'm not talking about the times when we have to step it up (like real emergencies, or situations wherein we're called to love boldly and step out of our comfort zone.) I'm talking about treating our lives as ongoing emergencies, putting ourselves on-call 24/7. Yet even for the most...
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3 Secrets Of A ‘Successful’ Day

First, thank you to all the new subscribers -- I'm glad you're here! It's been an amazing week-- seeing over 1,300 visits to the site after the guest post at Be More with Less was very encouraging for me. As such, I've been thinking about success, and about what it means to be successful. I find within myself a tendency to equate success with grand gestures and sweeping achievements (or lots of hits on a website!) At times I fall into the trap of thinking that the formula for a successful (work)day looks like this: Q (quantity of tasks accomplished)...
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