Ease Doesn’t Always Mean Easy

Trilliums Blooming on the Ridge Trail in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon by Shannon Wilkinson

It isn’t necessarily easy to let yourself have ease.

And, having ease doesn’t necessarily mean something will be easy.

I was raised to be a scrappy bootstrapper. If it doesn’t require tenacity, elbow grease and baling twine, it doesn’t really count. (I know, I know, I’ve also shared with you how I’m reluctant to do . . . → keep reading

Happy Changes for Happy Connecting

The postagram I sent my aunt in Fresno

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One of the secrets of making changes that stick, is starting so small that you don’t wake up the Chicken Little part of your brain. You’re setting yourself up for success, because even the tiniest of successes are . . . → keep reading

Happy Changes for Happy Time

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One of the secrets of making changes that stick, is starting so small that you don’t wake up the Chicken Little part of your brain. You’re setting yourself up for success, because even the tiniest of successes are . . . → keep reading

Happy Changes for Happy Playing

One of the secrets of making changes that stick, is starting so small that you don’t wake up the Chicken Little part of your brain. You’re setting yourself up for success, because even the tiniest of successes are encouraging (and multiply).

Yes I know, there’s also the hard part of starting small.

You want to . . . → keep reading

Happy Changes for Happy Habits

One of the secrets of making changes that stick, is starting so small that you don’t wake up the Chicken Little part of your brain. You’re setting yourself up for success, because even the tiniest of successes are encouraging (and multiply).

Yes I know, there’s also the hard part of starting small.

You want to . . . → keep reading

Happy Changes for Happy Stillness

One of the secrets of making changes that stick, is starting so small that you don’t wake up the Chicken Little part of your brain. You’re setting yourself up for success, because even the tiniest of successes are encouraging (and multiply).

Yes I know, there’s also the hard part of starting small.

You want to . . . → keep reading

Happy Changes for Happy Eating

Things Shannon Wilkinson likes to eat, including what she thought was a cantaloupe but was green, grilled chicken with homemade quac and salsa, anchovies with carmelized onions and olive tapenade, and salad fresh from the garden..

One of the secrets of making changes that stick, is starting so small that you don’t wake up the Chicken Little part of your brain. You’re setting yourself up for success, because even the tiniest of successes are encouraging (and multiply).

Yes I know, there’s also the hard part of starting small.

You want to . . . → keep reading

Happy Changes for Happy Mornings

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One of the secrets of making changes that stick, is starting so small that you don’t wake up the Chicken Little part of your brain. It’s that idea of setting yourself up for success, because even the tiniest of successes are encouraging.

Yes I know, there’s also the hard part of starting small. You want . . . → keep reading

The new 24/7 app on my iPhone: MotionX-Sleep

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You know I love my iPhone, right?

I take it on runs and rides with me, I use it to help me see things differently and now, I sleep with it.

But not so I can read email or play one last game of Scramble with Friends before nodding off. In fact, I put it . . . → keep reading

Why is it so hard to let it be easy?

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I’m planning a trip for December. I’m headed to an area where I have lots of friends and family I want to see. Plus, I’m going for a workshop. That means there are all kinds of logistics to work out.

The problem is I’m obsessing on getting it planned perfectly. Making sure everything (and everyone) . . . → keep reading