nicole bensen

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Did you set a new year’s resolution? This 5-step tool will help you choose a goal and break it down so you can achieve it step-by-step.

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.

This Do Good December calendar provides a little prompt of kindness to integrate into your daily life.

This week I’m popping in with a quick note and a TED talk recommendation: Where joy hides and how to find it by Ingrid Fetell Lee. As someone who’s gotten the side eye 👀 for being an adult wearing a tulle dress or Disneybounding or dressing for the season, I resonated with this quote: “As we get older, being colorful or exuberant opens us […]

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 […]

Happy October! It’s officially spooky season, and today I’m sharing something a bit scary. But, we promise you’re going to love it (once it’s over). If you’re looking for a way to spark your personal growth journey, try this tip below. I want you to email three people whose opinions you trust and value, and […]

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 […]

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What’s the TL;DR? 1. I’m challenging a common stereotype about having money and wanting money. 2. Up on YouTube: a new guided meditation/sleep story about attracting wealth, specifically, millions. Controversial opinion: I love money. How does that statement make you feel? Have you heard, “We don’t talk about money. That’s tacky.”? If you grew up like I did, […]