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Why we fight for our own busyness.

Here in the U.S. we celebrate a national holiday called Labor Day. It was originally started to pay tribute to the efforts of all the workers in the labor movement which catapulted the U.S. in the production of goods. It's also intended to be a national day off. A...

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The Magical Parts of Lifestyle Design

On Saturday when we arrived at the Ryder Cup the energy was so palpable. We instantly felt excited, rushed and confused about where to start. We just kept walking and asking each other out loud "Where should we go?" Even though neither of us had ever been to a pro...

Why you’re stuck in the busy trap (+how to get out of it)

If you open up Facebook, Instagram or Huffington Post on any random day you will undoubtedly see some reference to our society's obsession with busyness. People will be talking about not enough hours in the day, never enough time and even some will be backdoor...

10 Steps to Living Like THIS is Your WHOLE Life

Is it a mantra? A hashtag? A mission? A way of life? No. It's all of the above. In everything I've ever created/written/delivered one message has come up over and over again. So much so that I sometimes feel like a broken record when I say it. And yet I don't. It's...

There is no such thing as work/life balance, but there is THIS.

It seems like I can't open one magazine or women's website with out seeing some new article about work/life balance. Yes there can be clever tips sometimes, but I think they're beating a dead horse here. Two things drive me crazy about these stories. The first is that...

How to clear the way for joy.

As I was sitting on a plane coming home from California I wasn't the least bit bummed to be heading back to MN. In fact I was itching with excitement. Why? Because it's March Madness time! Today the first games start and this first week will be FULL of basketball....

What to do when life messes with your daily routine.

At the end of the 2-day Lifestyle Design Camp I used to lead one of our designers asked a really unique question. After talking about how to schedule self-improvement and create routines that support it she asked;   How do you handle a non-routine life?  ...

Help your partner help you by defining the supportive role.

When I made the final decision to write my book I knew that it would be a major, MAJOR task. I would need to change how I was doing things currently in order to fit in hours of writing as well as all of the other tasks that come with writing, publishing and marketing...

Trying to improve yourself? Find your kryptonite.

I'm pretty good at keeping our house clean. Ok, I just lied. I'm terrible at keeping our house clean, but the systems and organization we have in place keep our house tidy. It doesn't matter how gung ho I am about a new rule to pick up after myself eventually I will...

How to Start your own Home HAPPY Hour (free guide)

On a few key dates throughout the year (birthdays anniversaries and such) I am reminded of how much I've grown, my husband has grown and we've grown together. I won't go into all the reasons I love him and how great he is because after this many years together, the...

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