Hope is hard When our skies darken When our world shakes When our homes burn And we feel afraid Hope is hard When our families are split apart When our friendship circles shrink And we feel isolated Hope is hard When our leaders fail us When governments serve themselves At the … [Read more...] about Hope Is Hard
Editor’s note: "How to Balance Parent and Professional: The Start Finishing Guide to School-Time Productivity" is a guest post by Jenn Labin. Like so many other parents (and others) out there, I am in a situation of working full time remotely while also managing kids who are in virtual school. … [Read more...] about How to Balance Parent and Professional: The Start Finishing Guide to School-Time Productivity
One of the many beautiful things about working for PF has been all the life lessons I’ve absorbed just by being around Charlie and Angela, and the wisdom they put into the world through posts, podcasts, and coaching calls. From learning what a boundary even is to honoring and understanding my unique … [Read more...] about Are You Managing Your Expectations?
Most of us are quite familiar with busy-ness. While we want full, flourishing lives, we often don’t recognize when we have gotten past the point of being full — when we do and have too much. And this “doing and having too much” leads to a lot of busy-ness. BUSY Has Become Our Default Unlike … [Read more...] about Busy by Default
Note: This post is for those who know they have a bit of time (or maybe a little more) that they are wanting to give to their community in some way, but just need a little extra help to find a fit. I am a member of a small group that generally meets once a month to support one another. (The type … [Read more...] about The Need to Help and Help Is Needed
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. Starting March 13th of this year, the concepts of routine, consistency, and productivity evaporated from many people’s lives, including mine. (Side note: I wanted to use “sublimated” but found out that word also means, “to divert something into a … [Read more...] about 5 Key Ways to Identify Your New Strengths in 2020
To be vulnerable takes courage. You’ve probably heard something along these lines before. And, to be courageous takes vulnerability. This is likely something you’ve heard less often, but it is also true. What I love about this — and what is also challenging for many of us — is that these … [Read more...] about Courageous Is Vulnerable Is Courageous
Last week I shared about one of the biggest gifts I’ve gotten from this year of COVID: an ability to focus more of my energy on the things that really matter. I’ve been able to let go of a lot of things that don’t matter as much and focus my limited, precious energy on what truly matters to … [Read more...] about You Got This
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. Whew! 2020 has been quite the year, eh? I live in New York City, and we’ve been in quarantine since March. These five-plus months have not only felt like an entire year on their own, but they have most certainly lived up to the … [Read more...] about Have You Found Unexpected Opportunities During the Pandemic?
For much of my first 40 years, I had a habit of “holding joy” until I earned it. There were a lot of stories in my head about why that was necessary: That joy had to be earned. That it would be more joyful if I could just wait. That hard work and sacrifice come before joy. That it … [Read more...] about Your Morning Joy Infusion
How much of your time do you spend thinking about what has already happened or what is going to happen? In other words, how much time do you spend thinking about the past or the future? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably quite a bit. In fact, even now in this moment (I just took a pause … [Read more...] about Where Is Your Energy?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Danielle LaSusa PhD. In this unsettling time, many of us are confronting huge questions about life’s purpose. Maybe you’ve been laid off or your business has dried up. Maybe you’re spending more time at home with your family, and your values and priorities … [Read more...] about You Don’t Find Your Purpose, You Make It
I’ve shared in a few other Anchors some of the lessons and gifts I’ve taken from the paradigm shift that is COVID. Some lessons have been hard to learn; others have been welcome surprises; and still, yet others have been surprisingly easy. (I say surprisingly easy as I have the annoying habit of … [Read more...] about What Really Matters?
Note: Before you dive into this post, I want to give you a heads up so that you can decide if now is the right time for you to read this. I will be talking about autoimmune diseases, trauma, PTSD, breast cancer, and miscarriages. That’s a lot in one place, and while significant detail won’t be … [Read more...] about A Heart of Compassion
Is it time to forsake your goals? This is how the conversation in my head started a few weeks ago. Say what?! Oh my! If you’ve been with us for a bit on this Anchor journey you may be able to sense what is coming: Hold on, we may be going for a ride in the mind of Angela. ;-) [Note to … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Forsake Your Goals?
Heads up: This will be our last Free Planners blog post! Stay updated on when the Free Planners are released every month – and get them sent directly to your inbox – by signing up below. Thanks! The free planners for August are now available on the Free Planners page. This year’s … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for August 2020 Are Now Available
What comes to mind when you hear: “Be bold. Be courageous.”? Is it fierceness? Strength? Fortitude? An unwavering spirit? Perhaps righteousness? Perseverance? Is it more than that? Can being bold and courageous include being kind and humble? I think the answer to that is a BOLD YES!! In … [Read more...] about Be Bold, Be Humble
There is much in our world today that has us feeling tired, overwhelmed, frightened, sad, angry, disappointed, and so many other seemingly negative emotions. Those things (and those feelings) are real — I am not going to downplay them or pretend they are not there, as that serves no one. Sticking … [Read more...] about What Are You Creating?