Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was so, so nice -- complete with family down time, time with friends, self-care, and unexpectedly (due to an injury I've been nursing) hitting a goal I had set for 2016. But let's get to the work week! It's another snow day for many so be sure to check in on the status of events for today if you're thinking about heading out. Enjoy this week's roundup and stay safe out there today!
So today is National Doodle Day (in the UK anyway) and I figure it's just as good an excuse as any to inspire some creativity! I've long admired the ability of other people to create those pretty hipster doodles but I haven't ever had much success creating them myself. The good news is, there's plenty of inspiration out there, whether you want to learn to draw patterns, flowers, or even Star Wars characters. Here are 5 fun picks to try.
Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! And, er, enjoying the snow day if school has been canceled. Meanwhile, if you're looking for something to do this weekend, I've got 30 fantastic options, lovingly curated for your consideration. And if you want to catch up on the week's content, be sure to check out this killer green smoothie recipe, this great podcast episode on editing your financial fears, and my call for your communication quandaries.
Money is a hard topic for so many people. There’s fear, there’s baggage, there’s “what the heck is this financial martian speak?” In Episode 24 of Edit Your Life, I interview investment professional (and my college classmate!) Sandra Gilpatrick about how to edit your financial fears. We cover common stumbling blocks, the intersecting issue of fear and time, how to gain financial confidence, favorite financial literacy resources, the three top financial goals to focus on now, and how to find a financial adviser you actually like.
Communication is everything -- and also sometimes the hardest thing. During my time in academia, I worked in a neurology unit where I saw patients lose hold of their perceptive and communicative functions. As a parent I’ve gobbled up the joys and benefits of my kids evolving and learning to communicate. As a wife, daughter, sibling, and friend, I’ve seen open communication heal wounds and silence sprout fences. And as an impassioned conversationalist, I’ve built my career around written words, video, and audio.