Kicking Perfection to the Curb

With so many ideals in life, pursuing the important things can still be achieved in a state of zen.

The Last 60 Days

That's definitely a play on Rachel Hollis' end of year campaign and it's okay. We all need to remind each other of what's important. Here's the start of my last 60 days since I'm behind.

The Inevitable Fork in the Road

Life is a series of choices. Many harder than we thought. How do you know if you're making the right choice?

Changing a Habit is Easier Than You Think

You CAN change your habits. There's no magic pill, but the answer is free and while it might seem simple, it's the mighty link you've been missing.

The Power of Retreat

Two steps forward and one step back isn't the worst thing that can happen. Occasionally you benefit from stepping back and doing nothing.

Sleep, the Ever Evasive Commodity

Sleep fuels everything. Without it, you're useless. There's only so much espresso can do for you. Here are my tips to fall asleep faster and set yourself up for quality rest.

3 Lessons I Learned in Communications Class

I am an interrupter, I can barely finish a thought, and I have the emotional capacity of a brick. How in the heck can I communicate anything?

Train for Performance

All the things you're doing right now are preparing you for something greater down the road. Worry less about how you appear and focus on sustainable leadership, character, and growth.

Memory Hacks You Won't Forget

You juggle so many balls every day. Keep them all in the air with these tips to keep your brain extra sharp.

Musings from My RBF

If you need to know what an RBF is, go look it up. Musings from my life of inexpressiveness.

Diary of an Introvert: Conference Edition

I'm not shy. I want people to understand that about introverts. I love large gatherings, high energy environments, and networking opportunities. I just don't do it the same way you do.

Can You Not?

Cringing just writing that title... It might be the worst question ever. And I'm guilty of overusing it.

Life Multi-Hyphenated

Life is full of opportunity and you are full of possibilities. Run after all your passions and interests; you'll never know which one is the best fit until you try them all on.

Grab Your Oxygen Mask

It's time to show yourself some love. Breathe in, relax, and take care of yourself.

Hey, Your Crazy is Showing

We all have our idiosyncrasies. The decision is whether they control you or you control them.

Cambodia or Bust!

This is the year my family moved farther apart than ever before. It's sad. And weird. But our paths take different turns, encouraging us to strengthen our relationships over the miles.

16 Kids and Counting... Sort of

A failed adoption of siblings turned Mikala's heart toward another group who needed rescuing. See how her urban menagerie is constantly growing.

Entrepreneur by Marriage

Boy meets girl. Entrepreneur meets life-long planner. Someone has to change sides, so if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Accepting Introversion

I love people. But I don't want to be around them all the time. Finally, I've learned that it's okay and I. Am. Loving it!


The Japanese word for good change.