As more and more people (beyond my parents and a few friends) are reading my book, The Joy Plan, one of my worries is that I don’t have enough problems. I mean, people will look at me and think that all of my problems are gone. And so what could I possibly know about how hard it is to find joy? Continue reading Do I Have Enough Problems?
The first 75 pre-orders of The Joy Plan will receive a FREE companion joy journal designed to help you create your own Joy Plan right away. Simply place your pre-order with the bookseller of your choice, and enter your Order Confirmation/ Transaction Number on THIS FORM. Your book and free joy journal will arrive at your doorstep by July 11 (US & Canada only).
Hurry, these beautiful journals will go fast! Continue reading PRE-ORDER GIFT JUST ANNOUNCED!
My daughter Nava made this bracelet for me today. And it is everything.
As you must know by now, I have a book coming out in July called The Joy Plan, so I am rather obsessed with the topic of joy: How to find it, how to keep it, and how to find it again when I lose it. Continue reading My Messy, Upside Down Journey To Joy
It didn’t take a world in turmoil to bring me to despair. I got there fine on my own. But when my anxiety and depression pushed me to rock bottom, I grabbed on to a lifeline that helped me scramble back to the surface. Continue reading Joy As A Form of Activism + 10 Reasons to Feel Optimistic About the World
Every once in a while, I come across a book so special that it earns the coveted position of permanent nightstand placement. The few books that occupy this space by my bed serve a very important function: they usher me into slumber with visions, ideas, and stories that often translate into wonderful dreams. Continue reading What Happens When Love Is Your Only Goal?
I wasn’t always afraid to be alone. As an only child until I was 10, I could play by myself happily for hours. I made up elaborate games, enrolled my stuffed animals and dolls as characters that were as real to me as anything, and got lost in my books. Continue reading Coming Out As An Introvert
You guys, I have a confession. I know I may look poised, polished, and professional on the outside—but most of the time I feel awkward, anxious, and amateur. Continue reading On Being Awkward And Faking It
Meet Pepper. Pepper is six months old and loves to chew. On everything. Shoes, power cords, furniture, toes—you name it, Pepper wants it in her mouth. But a puppy who chews (especially on people) can become a grown dog who bites, and we don’t like that idea. Continue reading Training My Puppy Mind
YAY! It’s officially official!
THE JOY PLAN, a story about what happened when I dedicated my daily actions for one month to the singular pursuit of happiness—in hopes that month would change my entire life, is coming out from Sourcebooks in July 2017. Continue reading The Official Publishing Announcement
A client of mine recently invited me to attend a retreat she was co-leading called Rite of Passage for the Midlife. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but figured cool people in a beautiful location, with lush, organic food, and best of all—being away from the responsibilities of parenting for a whole weekend—couldn’t be too bad. Continue reading What I Learned In My “Midlife Crisis Retreat”