• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Burn it Down

    December 22, 2017 Kate

    Crack it open. Burn it down. Stand in ashes. Sometimes that’s what you need to do. Sometimes that’s the only way forward. Sometimes, you need to dig before you can build. With the end of a year and the beginning of another upon us, it’s a perfect time to think about what we don’t want…

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  • Pertinent Perspective for Dark Days

    December 20, 2017 Kate

    You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have. Your. Health.

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  • Happiness is a Process, Not an Outcome

    December 19, 2017 Kate

    I’ve had it all wrong. Happiness isn’t the opposite of depression. It isn’t the other side of sadness. And it certainly isn’t the same as pleasure. Happiness is a process. It’s the byproduct of growth. Growth that comes from engaging in actives that challenge you, that demand your all-consuming attention. Activities you lose yourself in,…

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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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  • 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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  • Whatever You’re Scared Of, Do That

    July 28, 2016 Kate

    Ahhh the midlife crisis. Or quarter life crisis. Or this week crisis. (?) We’ve all been there. And we’ll all be there again. That super fun feeling of being completely, utterly stuck and not knowing what to do next. But you know what the cool thing is? You do know. You do know what you…

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