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Expressively publishing on the open web since 1996.
Entranced by Portland, Oregon since 2017.

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What If You Don't Know What To Say Yes To?

We’re all told we need to say No to the things in life that aren’t all that important or meaningful to us in order to say Yes to that which truly matters. But what if you HAVE NO CLUE what is most meaningful to you? What if you are in the middle of a creative slump, an “existential crisis,” or just a transition to a new season of life? Maybe there’s room to give yourself permission to say Yes to that slump, that crisis. Make space for your indecisiveness. Try a little bit of this, a little bit of that. See what sticks. See what resonates. I’m going through this process right now!

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so why live an essential life?

At last, the video you most definitely weren’t waiting for, but got anyway! I’m rebooting my channel with a new name and a new focus, and I’m committing to releasing new videos every week. They won’t all be as “produced” as this one, but hopefully they’ll be fun and exciting and inspirational enough to be worthy of your interest. So please like, subscribe, yada yada, and let me know what you think!

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Emotions are like looking at the fuel gauge in your car. The gauge can tell you how much gas in in the car, but it won’t tell you the reason why it’s full or empty. To know that, you’ll have to dig deeper.

Most negative emotions are the result of misdirection. The particular thing you think you’re upset about isn’t really at the heart of the matter. In the end, everything boils down to this root question your subconscious mind is asking: Do I Feel Loved?

—from a journal entry I wrote 5 years ago #mindfulness




Going through a bit of a rough patch this month…reason isn’t important, but what is important is just how much I’m having to wrestle with my brain to stay positive and focused. I almost had a full-blown panic attack earlier this week because I let worry and dark ruminations get the better of me. But I’m making headway by challenging myself to get more sleep, spend more time on exercise, and do something creative and fun every day to recharge my batteries. Living in the now beats battling fictional tomorrows any day! #mindfulness



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