• VLOG: Why My Blog Is Not A Business

    April 30, 2019 Kate

    Welcome to the first One Take Tuesday! In which I sit down, turn on my camera, and riff on a topic. No stopping and starting, no editing, simply whatever comes out in the first take is what you get. :) As I explain in the video, the last couple of months I started to feel…

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  • Finding Your Productivity Domino

    October 27, 2018 Kate

    This whole… being a better human thing is hard. We’ve all got a laundry list of things we know make us feel like healthy, fulfilled, productive members of this dumpster fire of a society. The problem, of course, is that the things that make us feel better in the long term are a pain in…

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  • Hey! That Was My Idea

    January 16, 2018 Kate

    “I thought of that years ago.” “I was going to do that.” Have you ever noticed how possessive we can be of our ideas? How we’ll feel robbed when someone else acts on them? Why the heck are we like this?! I guess it has to do with the fact that we call them our…

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  • What Blogging Every Day Taught Me About Vulnerability

    January 5, 2018 Kate

    Well, I did it. I completed my experiment (read: fight against Resistance) of blogging every weekday for the last 10 weeks of 2017. … And then I didn’t post at all for three days. *thumbs up* I’m definitely glad I did it. If for no other reason, as I’ve said before, to prove to myself…

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  • Be The Person You Needed

    January 1, 2018 Kate

    Be the person you needed. When you were little. When you felt alone. When you felt scared. When it was starting. When it was ending. When you weren’t sure it was going to work. Be the person you needed. Filed under: Wishes for self, 2018.  

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  • 21 Questions

    December 29, 2017 Kate

    1. What makes me feel wide awake even when I’m lacking sleep? When someone I care about needs help. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3am, I’m instantly awake and fully present. What do they need? How can I make them feel better? 2. What makes me feel exhausted, even when I’m perfectly well rested? Confrontation.…

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  • Social Media Side Effects

    December 28, 2017 Kate

    This whole social media detox has become really interesting… Not so much the break itself (that’s been surprisingly easy) but the conversations it’s led to with others who have experimented with limiting their social media use as well. They, too, noticed their anxiety was getting out of hand. But the interesting part is that anxiety…

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  • Ask Better Questions

    December 27, 2017 Kate

    We’re problem solvers. We want to fix things. When we’re low we want to make ourselves feel better. Fast. We might ask ourselves, “What can I do to feel better right now?” That question tends to lead to short-term solutions. Solutions that focus on pleasure over happiness. Maybe it’s the pleasure of excesses—I don’t feel…

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  • I Owe Her

    December 26, 2017 Kate

    “This year I want to sell something I made.” That was my wish was for my 23rd birthday. My then boyfriend had taken me out to lunch and I remember telling him that’s what I wanted for the upcoming year. I remember exactly what I was wearing, where I was sitting, and the window I…

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  • Consume Less, Create More

    December 25, 2017 Kate

    I’m taking a break for the last 10 days of 2017. A break from social media, a break from content, a break from the ding-ding-ding of notifications. No Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, or Facebook. No news. No email on my phone. It’s back to basics. Back to using a phone as a phone and…

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