The Gifts of Imperfection – Week 2

Personally, I was excited to get to this week’s material. Finally, the guidepost chapters. A to-do list! Some ways to actually fix the problem of perfectionism! But that reaction was ironic… The Things That Get in the Way Brené wrote in “The Things That Get in the Way” chapter that she’s “not about the ‘how-to’”. […]

What to Say to People Who Are Grieving

My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more than 5 years ago. Watching her gradual decline has been an extremely painful experience. As I’ve had to cope with my own grief, I’ve thought a lot about how to respond to people who are grieving. I thought about it after my uncle died of cancer, when I […]

The Gifts of Imperfection – Week 1: Preface; Introduction; Courage, Compassion, & Connection; and Exploring the Power of Love, Belonging, & Being Enough

Confession – when I envisioned this “book club,” I thought it would just be reading cool books and sharing them with friends. By “just” I mean… well, that it would be simple. Interesting and fun. Light-hearted. Then, we chose to read The Gifts of Imperfection… For me, this past week was intense. A week of […]

January Book of the Month

Hey, friends! I am happy to announce our winner…. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown is our January Book of the Month! I’ve read this book before. However, I’m thrilled to reread it, engage in the material more, and share it with you! Personally, I’ve found myself fighting a lingering belief that feeling bad […]

The Week’s Highlights: Tim Ferriss and Rebecca Solnit

Back in high school, conversations with my best friend would frequently start, “OMG, Jennie!  You have to read…”  As she would tell you, I said that way too often for anyone to keep up!  These days, I’m constantly discovering new books, podcasts, and blog posts.  I find that it’s still a passion of mine to […]

Three Reasons You Need a “Not To-Do” List

Over the years, I’ve intentionally become more organized. I keep careful track of my appointments. I schedule my tasks. I have a daily “to-do” list, and I am always looking for ways to get more done. However, it was only recently that I created my first “NOT to-do” list. That list almost immediately became my […]

How You’re Accidentally Contributing to Anorexia

In the last couple of years, I’ve started following a number of different people in the fitness industry. I find it inspiring to see their pictures and read their Facebook posts. However, last year, during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, I was surprised and disappointed to find that numerous people posted disparaging comments about the […]