Last night I heard a wonderful story. I was visiting a friend, and the subject of my recently begun violin lessons came up. He began telling me about a famous violinist in the 1700’s, one of the most famous in the world. Many would say, in fact, that he was the best violinist the world… Read More The challenge of the violinist
Last year I hired a marketing consultant. Let’s call her Melanie. Initially she was quite helpful, but lately she’s been harder and harder to reach. Every time I ask her how she is, I always get some variant of “I’m good, just super busy – I’m always working these days!” At first, I fell prey… Read More Don’t fall prey to the mystique of a glamorous life
Since 1999, an interesting little holiday has been celebrated by children-at-heart around the globe on the first Saturday of every October – International Frugal Fun Day. Today’s post is in honor of that, and hopefully, it will inspire you to find your own frugal fun this weekend.
A few days ago I found myself in an unusually procrastinatory (is that a word?) mood. It wasn’t really that I was avoiding doing work. For me, in this particular case, I was just very sad. I was feeling unloved and unlovable, and that led me to being unable to focus on the work that… Read More How procrastination got me out of my funk
Hey! I’m Alexandria, but most people just call me Ali. I live in Georgia with my husband and two wild things (aka my sons). Usually I can either be found outdoors with my kiddos, or searching for a moment of quiet. I am a firm believer that a good cup of tea can make a… Read More Ali: The healing process never ends
It’s easy to tell someone not to worry, but of course it’s much harder to actually put this advice into practice. I’ll admit, when life seems overwhelming and the future uncertain, I myself have a hard time not worrying. It seems to be an innate skill – a knee-jerk-reaction, even – of every human being… Read More If you can worry, you can meditate
In the last few weeks, America has been shredded by hurricanes – first Harvey tore up much of Texas, and then Irma ripped through Florida and the Caribbean. It’s been a time of great sorrow, consternation, and worry. We’ve been inundated with news updates, not just from news channels, but from our friends sharing and… Read More Your worry is a wasted effort
I just got back from an amazing writer’s conference last weekend, called the Tribe Conference. Ever since then, I’ve been awash with new ideas, new contacts, new opportunities. I’m writing a quick blog post about it, partly because I really want to, and partly because Jeff Goins asked me to and I’m totally fan-girling right… Read More 3 things I learned from the Tribe Conference
How do you answer the question “How are you?” If you’re like most people, your response is usually a quick “I’m fine, how are you?” I’ve come to really hate how people answer this question.
I write a lot about the things I’ve learned as I go through life, how vulnerability has been changing me from the inside-out. They’ve all been true; however, I think I might be giving a slightly skewed perspective overall. It’s easy to think, when reading my blog, that vulnerability comes easily for me. That openness… Read More Freedom in the journey