Opting out of a career-driven life

Cait Flanders’ new book Adventures in Opting Out: A Field Guide to Leading an Intentional Life is a book you can read over and over. I really enjoyed her first book, The Year of Less, and was excited to see what she had in store next. Adventures in Opting Out is about choosing a lifeContinue reading “Opting out of a career-driven life”

Why we need to talk more about high functioning anxiety

The term “high functioning anxiety” clicked immediately for me when I first heard it. According to Very Well Mind, high functioning anxiety, while not a recognized diagnosis, is a term used to describe people who live with anxiety but are able to function reasonably well in various parts of their life. While you might thinkContinue reading “Why we need to talk more about high functioning anxiety”

Book Review of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

This month, I read a great book on rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Thoroughly researched while still easy to read, it challenges the notion that working more leads to better results. Rather, “deliberate rest” is a necessary part of a productive, creative life. First off, this is ultimately a productivity book. It argues that restContinue reading “Book Review of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

January 2021—Starting small with setting and maintaining boundaries

This blog is all about my year of unlearning ambition. At the beginning of each month, I will pick one area of my life to focus on. I’ll post about what I hope to accomplish at the beginning of the month and will check in a few times throughout the month to let you knowContinue reading “January 2021—Starting small with setting and maintaining boundaries”

My unambitious goals for 2021—why I want to be less productive next year

The new year is a natural time to take stock of our lives and set goals or resolutions. Even though there is nothing special about January 1st (and all the research shows that most people don’t stick to their resolutions), I have always participated in this age-old tradition. In fact, I love setting and achievingContinue reading “My unambitious goals for 2021—why I want to be less productive next year”