What is enough?

When cultivating rhythms of gratefulness (acts or rituals that create space for grateful attitudes) we have to talk about the concept of enough

Enough is a word I have to mindful of throughout my day. In my thoughts, my dreams, my conversations and my meetings, "enough" is a highly used word in my vocabulary. More times than I'd like to admit, I use this common word to convey scarcity instead of contentment. 

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Not meant for you
"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." 

 I've been in a period of letting go of the things not meant for me, both in work and in my personal life (and the gray area in between). For those of you who started WholeAugust with me, I hope you're finding yourself in the same kind of predicament. We're two weeks in. The hardest parts of change  (sugar detox, lack of energy, first decisions) are probably over, but the awesome results (joy, calm, ease of rhythms) have not shown up just yet.

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Day 1: Motivated and Nervous

Last night, I said farewell to all my favorite food-friends. This morning, I'm drinking black coffee and eating eggs, bacon, fruit and avocado. Not too shabby. Since August starts today, I'm "easing into" my Whole30 and WholeAugust over the weekend. 

Hopefully you've had time to think about what your goals will be for our WholeAugust. If not, go ahead and do that this morning. It's not too late!

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Your kind of voice

So much of my life requires that I have a voice. I love to sing for creativity or for worship. I love to have coffee with friends and talk about our lives and our dreams. I talk to people on the phone for both work and coaching, so even my livelihood depends on my voice. This summer, I lost it to a throat infection, twice in one month.

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Kindness is true

When I was in elementary school, I already knew what kinds of things I wanted to do with my life. Other kids wanted to be firefighters or rock stars. I wanted to be a human rights lawyer or a GreenPeace activist. On my most big-picture days, I would frustrate my goal-oriented brother by telling him "I don't know what I want to be. I just want to love people."

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When Rhythms Break Down

Different seasons of life bring different challenges. Sometimes issues arise out of a long line of decisions that are made over a lifetime. Sometimes catastrophes come out of nowhere and blindside you. In the middle of a schedule that works, in the middle of practicing rhythms and working on exciting side projects, in the middle of whatever you're doing, life happens.

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