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Start with what NOT to do

2017-08-23T20:17:05+00:00January 26th, 2016|Blog, SUSTAIN|

  The Italians have a saying for when we have too many options. They call it “l’imbarazzo della scelta” (the embarrassment of choice). If you’ve been to a grocery store lately, you know what I’m talking about. […]

Time to reclaim your space

2018-06-29T13:54:31+00:00January 18th, 2016|Blog, SIMPLE|

Have you ever noticed that when your space is cluttered and unorganized, you also feel overwhelmed and scattered? My niece Jamison was struggling with this messy-space-messy-mind feeling the other day. Her room was buried under piles of clothes, shoes, dust, and more clothes… […]

Stop trying to “fix” yourself

2017-07-04T17:17:41+00:00January 11th, 2016|Blog, SIMPLE|

We’ve all heard “what you resist persists” … but we’re never told that “fixing” is a form of resisting. So we go around hell-bent on “fixing” ourselves. That’s what goals are typically all about, right? […]

The key to effective New Year resolutions

2017-08-23T20:25:25+00:00December 30th, 2015|Blog, SUSTAIN|

Yesterday my brother was telling me about Chinese Bamboo. Turns out this plant takes 4 full years to sprout! Yup, farmers fertilize and water the seed for all that time before they see any sign of a plant. In the fifth year, when the bamboo does emerge, […]

Quickly learn anything you want

2017-08-23T20:26:26+00:00December 7th, 2015|Blog, SUSTAIN|

When I moved to Italy, my husband’s uncle–Zio Franco–offered to help me learn Italian. He’d been teaching his whole life and said it’d take me three years to speak the language fluently. Zio Franco was wrong. […]

Why goals aren’t the answer

2017-07-04T17:22:36+00:00November 30th, 2015|Blog, SIMPLE|

It turns out that my steadfast-since-childhood belief that **setting and achieving goals leads to success** is a total MYTH. Before I explain what I mean by that, let’s define success. Success is a state of inner contentedness, fulfillment, and awareness […]

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