There aren’t many guarantees in life, but this is one of them. There WILL come a time where there’s just TOO much to do. You’re frazzled, you past ‘overwhelmed’ hours ago, and the idea of starting feels pointless because the black hole of “to do’s” is never-ending. You’re paralyzed in the thought of “How in […]

6 Simple Actions to Break the Spell of Overwhelm

I’ve been there. I’m willing to bet you have, too. There’s not a name for it, but it’s a universal experience. Depending on your outlook, it can be frustrating or it can be energizing. I’m talking about a lull in your life. An off-season. A time where it feels like NOTHING is happening. No big […]

Don’t Waste the Waiting–What to Do When Life Slows Down.

When we allow ourselves a moment to dream big, we can always count on our not-so-good friend ‘scarcity’ to give our mindset a little nudge (or, full-on bodyslam) into self-doubt. No matter how successful or experienced you might be–the doubtful thoughts shows up. No judgment here. We simply must work to unravel the voice that […]

Shut Down Scarcity–3 Excuses That Stifle Your Success.

Let’s talk about something frustrating, shall we? I’ll go first, and heads up–it’s a good one. Here goes. The feeling when you’re all hyped up to commit to a goal, but you continually fail at following through when it counts.  Your heart is in it, but when the time comes to act you fall flat. […]

This Sentence Changed How I Approach Self-Improvement

Life gets infinitely better when you find the thing that keeps you happy, empowered, and emotionally well all at once. It can be anything really, but for me it’s journaling. I’ve been doing it since my senior year of high school, and I’ve filled over 10 journals since. When people ask how I have the […]

3 Bite-Sized Journaling Habits I Can’t Live Without

When we talk about legacy, our minds often jump straight to the elaborate, big-picture things. If something is worthy of being a legacy it must be impressive and impactful, right? Not necessarily. Impactful, yes. But a legacy doesn’t have to fit the grand box we’ve constructed for it. In fact, some might argue that small, consistent […]

If Legacy is a Daily Pursuit, What Will Yours Be?

It’s hard not to get caught up in the insta-worthy, motivational language of goal-setting, productivity, and ambition. Our brains are hardwired to respond with excitement and enthusiasm to inspiration. Sometimes it just feels GOOD. Other times, we aren’t feelin’ it. We don’t want to be positive. Or we’re in a situation that makes it REALLY […]

Using Neutral Thinking to Rescue Your Mindset

Over here, we are ALL about living our lives with action and ambition. Hear this loud and clear: there is nothing bad about wanting to accomplish your goals and use your time wisely. However, along with that desire often comes some form of the classic statement:  “I want to be more productive.” Have you ever […]

8 Things That Are BETTER to Be Than “Productive”

Subtle, small, straightforward. Let’s start there. It’s no secret that around here we love to hear about the big visions you have for your life. Going after the life you want can feel overwhelming, especially if the life you want requires a career change, a move, a new relationship, or another major life shift. Today, […]

3 Small Ways to Sprinkle GATLUW Spirit In Your Day

If you’re actively going after the life you want, chances are that life includes some form of freedom with your time, your career, your finances–you get the picture. I’m right there with you. When seeking freedom, you inevitably need to assess your daily decision-making. When you pursue big visions for your life, at some point you’ll […]

What True Freedom ACTUALLY Looks Like

“Look, you just can’t have it all.” Most of us go-getters have heard that one before. It’s likely we heard it from someone close to us—a friend, colleague, or family member—after we chronicled how difficult it’s been to juggle some combination of career, parenthood, relationships, hobbies, exercise, and inner peace.  Whew. Sound familiar?  Our first […]

You CAN Have It All, But Not How You Expected

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Sure, that might be true when it comes to others, but have you considered how your OWN words are hurting yourself? It seems silly at first, but all those pesky qualifiers you use in your everyday voice are chipping away at you […]

5 Words to Stop Using In Order to Reclaim Your Space