Plaid Paddle Musings & More

Noticing When Habits go Wrong

I hate cold water*. Let me elaborate… First of all, I define any body of water that is not flat out tropical, as cold. And I reject the whole “oh it’s so nice once you get in” thing, because the entire problem is getting in. I’m that person. You can judge. I’m the one...

Don’t Let the News Cycle Win

The News Cycle Sucks I lost an entire day because I got caught up in the proclamations declaring the world to be a huge dumpster fire. I clicked and scrolled, and clicked and scrolled some more through the news and news analysis websites. It completely drained me, and...

Why I Resisted a “Gratitude Practice”

Gratitude Practice Sounds... Not like me I cringe at some of the overly ernest and fluffy stuff that pops up in the coaching world, and to me, "Gratitude Practice" just sounded like a new-age way of defining appreciation. And actually, there is so much superficial...

Green Vegetables Every Day

One Week Challenge: Eat Greens Twice Every Day Apparently eating more of the good things makes it easier to eat less of the bad things. I don't like throwing value judgements around like confetti and calling foods "good" or "bad", but at this point I hope that we can...

My ADHD Story

I wasn't planning on making ADHD / ADD such a big part of my life, if fact, even though I was diagnosed over a decade ago, I didn't really think it had any great impact on my adult life until a few years ago when I decided to investigate. Although from the outside I...

One Week Challenge: Waste Zero Time Online

One Week Challenge: Waste Zero Time Online Do you ever waste time that you can never get back on the internet? Or do you ever wish you hadn't wasted that time getting sucked into the endless click vortex? If not, congratulations, you are a special unicorn. For...

"What if you were always as productive as the day before a vacation?"

"A motivational quote never changed a life"

"I wish I had procrastinated and stayed on the couch surfing Facebook" said no one ever

"Because not everyone is going to wake up at 5:00am"