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Use this journaling page to reflect on three good things from 2021 and imagine your best possible 2022.

In this podcast interview, Heidi asked me to share my top 3 tips for developing happiness and joy, and I couldn’t help but over-deliver and share 5 simple, fun ways to get happier TODAY. We demonstrated what it would feel like to fill out one of the prompts in my mood-boosting journal, and Heidi said, […]

4 steps to a meaningful thank you note

Tip 6 from the 10-week Fall Joy List is, “Do one kind thing for someone else that takes fewer than 10 minutes.” Here are 4 steps to a meaningful thank you note.

Hello and happy fall! I have been HEADS-DOWN creating a digital version of my signature wellbeing program “Next Level You: happier, more resilient, confident, and calm” the past few weeks, and I’m excited to share it with you all soon. Traditionally I’ve run this program live, where I’m teaching for 2 hours a week for […]

It’s week 4 of the 10-week Fall Joy List, and today’s prompt falls in the “so, so, ridiculously-easy” designation. It takes all of 30 seconds. Ready for it? 1. Sit or lay in a comfortable position and close your eyes. 2. Take a deep breath in and out, and think about the smell of a freshly-baked […]

Wellbeing energy prompt: what is something simple and joyful you can do to give yourself a boost of energy today? Here are some ideas.

Do you have a fall bucket list? You’ve probably seen them around; they’re filled with things like: go apple-picking, visit a pumpkin patch and corn maze, jump in a pile of leaves, and drink hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte. While I’m a huge fan of things like this (September to December is […]

Overcome Imposter Syndrome Build Resilience Avoid Burnout

I was honored to be a guest on The Choice Podcast with Amy Bett, and the episode is out today. We talked about my road from dream job to overwhelm (and out!), how to build resilience for when life throws you a curveball, ways to avoid burnout, and how to overcome an Imposter Experience, aka […]