The laid back guide to embracing a new year

I love the new year {I'm a huge fan of Mondays too}, and I think it's a lovely thing to turn the calendar page and take time to reflect back on the previous 12 months and set goals or intentions for the ones ahead. What I'm not a fan of is the pressure we put…

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When productivity tools get in the way of actual productivity

I recently got a new iPhone. As I was choosing apps to download, I realized I've gotten to the place where I really just want the basics -- social media, email, weather and driving directions, etc. I'm a sucker for new technology, cool apps and fancy systems. I like to try them just to see…

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One Word for 2014: Live {January Update}

Despite the fact that I'm a bit overwhelmed by life at the moment, I'm determined to be intentional about my choices in 2014 -- more specifically, to be intentional about slowing down, managing my time and making choices that better reflect my priorities. As part of my one word {LIVE}, I've decided to work through…

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A Peek Inside My Current Planner {Plus a New Printable Daily Action Planner!}

After enjoying two-and-a-half months of focusing on my family and our new baby boy, I am slowly trying to rediscover my mojo and get back in the groove of working. Needless to say, I'm not nearly as productive as I used to be, but I'm working hard to create new habits -- habits that allow…

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One Word for 2014: Live

I really love the idea of choosing one overarching word for each year rather than making detailed resolutions because it offers me a way to reevaluate and readjust throughout the year without feeling guilty over each little miss or failure. In 2012, my word was authenticity, and I grew a lot that year in my…

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Kick Off 2014 with This Collection of eBooks {BundleoftheWeek.com}

BundleoftheWeek.com is back with all new bundles for 2014! And now you can choose between PDF, Kindle or ePUB versions of the ebooks in each bundle. Make this year your best year yet with this collection of ebooks designed to encourage and equip you to live intentionally. With daily prompts to help you get organized…

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One Word for 2013: True

Although I'm a fan of resolutions and goal setting in general, I also love the idea behind the One Word 365 movement -- choosing just one word to represent your vision for the year. Last year, my word was authenticity. I wanted to learn to be more authentic in relationships, in online interactions and here…

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Make a List of ALL of Your Goals {31 Days to Your Goal}

I'm so excited to kick off our 31 Days to Your Goal series today as we ring in the New Year! New Year's resolutions often get a bad rap because we traditionally set lofty, unrealistic goals for ourselves -- as if we will suddenly become a new person just because the calendar turned a page…

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10 Questions to Help You Overcome Inertia

The following guest post is from Daniel of Living Large: You write it down as a New Year’s resolution. You tell yourself that this year will be different. You promise yourself that you’ll finally get started on that project you’ve been putting off for far too long. But as the year goes by, it starts…

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