• I’m Looking for Solidarity, Not Advice

    October 27, 2017 Kate

    I don’t want advice. I don’t want more people telling me what to do. And I really, really don’t want to read another how-to guide. I just want to know that I’m not the only person feeling like this. I’m looking for solidarity. More than ever, I think we simply want to feel like we’re…

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  • What is Tracing Threads?

    October 26, 2017 Kate

    You know what’s hard? About pages. Bios. Taglines. Blurbs. Elevator pitches. Don’t even get me started on the LinkedIn summary… It’s hard to distill our work—what we do and what we believe in—down to a handful of words. It’s difficult to sum up something so close to yourself (especially if it is, you know, yourself).…

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  • No One Wants Your Perfection

    October 25, 2017 Kate

    “No one wants your perfection.” I so desperately wish I believed that. I mean I do! My brain gets it, it really does. But my heart? It hasn’t quite caught up yet. It’s still under the impression that anything less than perfect isn’t worth sharing. And that if you suspect you can’t do something perfectly,…

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  • 19 Ways to Hide (and Counting)

    October 24, 2017 Kate

    19 Ways To Hide (and counting). Generously brought to you by… Resistance.  Take a nap. Sign up for a workshop. Join a group. Go back to school. Twice. Get the right job. Get the wrong job. Move to another country. Convince yourself you’re too sick. Get the diagnosis to prove it. Get in the right relationship.…

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  • Resistance Will Bury You

    October 23, 2017 Kate

    Let’s talk about fear. Specifically, a little something Steven Pressfield calls Resistance. (Better believe that’s capitalized for a reason.) Right this very moment Resistance is making a compelling case for me to… *opens phone to check nothing in particularly before realizing the irony of the situation, sighs loudly, turns phone on airplane mode and banishes it to the…

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  • 2017 Was The Year You… What?

    September 6, 2017 Kate

    PSA: It’s September. Meaning there are four more months of 2017. Yep, four. That’s it. I’m not bringing this up to guilt trip you into feeling like you haven’t done enough this year, because if you’re anything like me you’ve got that more than covered. I bring it up because September feels like a good…

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  • What if it Doesn’t Work?

    August 26, 2017 Kate

    What if it doesn’t work?  What if I’m not good enough?  I invested a lot of energy into trying to make those thoughts go away. Not realizing that pushing them away only made them stronger. Saying to myself, “Think positive, Kate! Stop telling yourself you’re not good enough!” only did one thing… it kept me focused…

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  • Feel Like You’re Passionate About Too Many Things? Read This

    August 20, 2017 Kate

    I’m not a specialist. And that’s OK. I’ve given up trying to find my calling.  Dare I say I’m finally embracing, not just accepting, all these interests of mine. I listened to Emilie Wapnick talk about this on the Quote of the Day podcast and it was sweet, sweet vindication to my multi-passionate ears. In case…

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  • Clarity Comes From Action, Not Thought

    August 19, 2017 Kate

    I’ve spent my entire life trying to make sense. Make sense of myself. So I can make sense to others. I’ve always… “had a lot of interests”. I thought that made me confusing, and people don’t like to be confused. I wanted to be easy to understand. “Wait, she’s studying financial planning? Wasn’t she working…

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  • Yes, You Can

    December 31, 2016 Kate

    A quick and largely unoriginal New Years thought for you… I’m not big on New Years resolutions—January 1st doesn’t feel extraordinarily more promising than the start of any other day—but I do like to reflect on the year that’s passed. (Unoriginal already, told ya.) This little shift in thinking has had the biggest impact on my life recently. I pay attention to all the…

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