Why is it so hard to get enough sleep?

Despite my praise of morning routines last year, I’ve been slipping back into my night owl habits. At first I blamed it on catching a cold, then I blamed it on the election, then I blamed it on the rain. Blaming doesn’t really matter, what matters was I fell back into sleeping in late, rushing to …

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Book Club: How to Be an Adult

The other day I was hanging out at a friend’s place and noticed a book on the coffee table. It bore the ridiculous title “How to Be an Adult” in big letters, but I noticed the subtitle, “A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration.” Without the subtitle, I would have ignored the book. It sounds …

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Do you have a theme word for the year?

Many people set a theme word to focus their year. In my Pathless Power Planning guide to goal setting, I describe a process to help you come up with your theme word, in addition to doing your annual planning and setting yourself up for a kick-ass year. In collaboration with OWN IT, a community for …

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How to be the boss of your life.

It’s January 15 and you’ve likely either: Set some resolutions for the new year and have already forgotten about them, or Ignored the whole task of setting goals for the year and are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the idea My inclination is usually to ignore it — months and years are just arbitrary concepts …

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We build society on stories … (Newsletter 11/20)

Originally sent out to the Pathless newsletter on Nov 20 What was the original meal we base our Thanksgiving holiday on actually like? I’m tired of believing everything we’re spoon fed by school books and the media. Immigrants from Europe came to a peaceful nation and did horrible things to the native people they found …

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Find your personal power

I follow a writer on Facebook who publicly posts such beautiful things: “At some point we may need to betray the mediocre social world, to show the mediocre world the power that we have hidden, to unfurl our golden wings. True power is not based on force and control but on solidarity, fierce intention, tenderness …

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How to Fix the World

Meditation and self care are extremely personal and counterculture. In this society that wants us to bury our emotions and buy quick fixes, I can’t think of anything more rebellious and powerful.  (TL;DR) Serious question for you. What comes to mind when you hear things like “self-care,” or “meditation,” or “mindfulness?” Is it something real, or something cheesy? …

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