Nicole Bensen

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Hi friend! Have you heard of the “36 Questions that Lead to Love”? It’s a set of questions put together by psychologists in the 90’s to see if two strangers could develop an intimate connection just by asking and answering these questions. They start pretty neutral (“Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would […]

Happy Women’s History month! A couple weeks ago I went to a Korean spa with some friends. Have you been to a Korean spa? You start by soaking in a hot tub; then you’re taken to a waterproof table (think massage table minus the privacy sheet) where every inch of your body is vigorously scrubbed […]

Remember when grocery stores used to give out samples?  I’m not sure if the post-Pandemic world still does this (also because we heavily use Instacart, DoorDash, UberEats, and Whole Foods Delivery…), but as a kid, Costco was my favorite. It seemed like at the end of every aisle was a hairnet-and-glove-wearing person filling up tiny […]

We’re often quick to adopt tools that help us be more productive, but sometimes we forget that supporting our wellbeing also helps us on our quest for productivity and success.

Manifesting Journal

Happy November, friend! This time of year often brings MORE to our plates. Any of these resonate? But what if I could wave a magic wand and take something off your plate? What would you choose? What if you didn’t need the magic wand but could actually delegate or just skip it entirely? Is there […]

Happy Halloween! *Important questions: I know you. You have big dreams. You’re not here to stay small. But sometimes your life feels overwhelming with all the stuff that has to happen, like keeping your team motivated, figuring out dinner, organizing the holiday cards…like who has time to “invest in your happiness,” right? What if you […]

This week’s challenge is to “Romanticize your life for 24 hours.” I want you to imagine you’re creating a movie or documentary about the everyday, average things that happen on a typical day in your life.  Capture a photo or video of… Your morning coffee. The way the sun hits a spiderweb. A bite taken […]

Last week I led The Manifesting Catapult, a live, 5-day program where we did one activity per day to support creating your best life. Today I want to share one of those activities with you—called As If Journaling. “As If” Journaling The activity is called “As If” Journaling. No, not talking about Alicia Silverstone à la Clueless, […]

Since we just moved from California to Washington, I’ve been having a lot of conversations with new people. I’ve found myself replaying my words over and over in my head, overthinking and wondering why I decided to share some of the things that came out of my mouth. 😆 Luckily, I’ve got a simple tool to […]

My kids started school last week, and Starbucks released all the pumpkin spice goodies—summer is officially coming to a close (unless you’re reading this in Australia). September to December is my favorite time of year, so a couple years ago I created a “Fall Joy List” to savor the season. (“Savoring life’s joys” is 1 […]