My biggest flaw is follow through. For 36 days this blog has gone up before 8am without fail. Except today, our second to last day of #mindfullyending2016, and also the last day of 2016! So I'm following my own example and saying, NO EXCUSES. As soon as I realized I hadn't scheduled a post, I … Continue reading Day #37, No Excuses.
Good morning beautiful people! It's just before midnight as I draft this post to you from bed. In order to be authentically on this journey with you, I've been scheduling posts only a few days at a time. Now we're live, and I'm going to be posting the last 4 days from the road. Aaron … Continue reading Day #35, Intentions Make Us Strong
This time last year I could never have imagined the transformation we were in for. A trip around the Sun later, and we have a new city, solid foundation and a settled home. This year I gained the gift of patience and grace, and felt the joy of slowing down. I have found strength in … Continue reading Day #33, Strength Gained
The day after Christmas has always been one of two things in my life. Either it’s a day in the car heading back home from my grandparent’s house, or it’s a quiet, cozy day at home. Some of my friends (those beautiful tribe members I reflected on yesterday) have told me the day after the … Continue reading Day #32, It’s Not a Let Down
Merry Christmas readers & light seekers. It's a joyous Christmas day, and I hope it's full of blessings and sweet moments for each of you. We all have plans today, I know. You may be reading this in front of your Christmas tree as the kids rip open packages, or perhaps you're savoring your last … Continue reading Day #31, Who is Your Tribe?
It's Christmas Eve, and we are approaching the end of the year quickly now. Personally, 2016 has been a year of transformation. We moved to a new city, I started a new job, we made a home from a family house, and all long we fell deeper in love. Even with all of that in … Continue reading Day #30, What has Happened to You?
Our week of Strength will be different. We’ve prepared for the holidays, they are upon us and soon they will be over. This week, journaling is really encouraged. The work we’re going to put in during this home stretch will help you outline and plan hopes and resolutions for the new year. There's a great … Continue reading Day #29, Who Are You?
The hardest lesson of authenticity is the most obvious. Not everyone is going to like you if you aren't the peace-keeping chameleon you once were. I had two best friends through college, and once I found myself they told me they didn't like me anymore. I literally had to choose between loving myself, or being … Continue reading Day #28, They Don’t Like You, Ok?
I used to tell people I was a writer. In fact, I feel like I told a lot of people a lot of times, and yet I wasn't. I wrote sometimes, mostly alone in my journal in bed, but certainly I was not A WRITER. For the last year I've been blogging, sharing, talking, cultivating … Continue reading Day #27, Weed Out the Inauthentic
For years, there were distinct versions of Emily you could have known. I will never forget this story from my childhood. My parents came to my school for parent-teacher conferences when I was in Kindergarten. I was a morning Kindergarten kid, and after lunch I would walk across the street to the Dartmouth College Child Care … Continue reading Day #26, Moments of Clarity