The Blog
So many words, so little time.


Giving the Gift of Death (er, Life) this Holiday Season
28 November 2022
Giving the Gift of Death (er, Life) this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to give and receive meaningless gifts built for one purpose: trashing regifting. That chai-banana-balsam scented candle you received from Mindy at the office holiday mixer? That puppy has made the rounds. And if you plan on wrapping that monstrosity back up and putting it under the tree/ Festivus pole for your Great...

Gratitude: 17 Obscure Research Snippets Worth Knowing
21 November 2022
Gratitude: 17 Obscure Research Snippets Worth Knowing

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I’m feeling a wee bit petulant about All Things Gratitude. Is it because I’m a spoiled ingrate? No! (I mean, mostly no!) (Okay fine, I take mostly everything in my life for granted. But that’s not why I’m giving gratitude the side-eye.) I’m worried that amidst the ubiquity of said...

The Unbearable Anxiety of “Reaching Your Potential”
14 November 2022
The Unbearable Anxiety of “Reaching Your Potential”

There is just so much we want to do in this “limited time only” life, and while most of us are aware we’ll barely reach the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg(s) we aim to conquer in the 4,000 Mondays we’ve got to work with, we do like to fantasize about...

How to Have a Personal Retreat that Doesn't Suck
07 November 2022
Designing a Fabulous Personal Retreat (in 6 Easy Steps)

Here’s the fantasy: Book a private island for a week. Stock it full of your libation of choice (I’m thinking Kahlúa but you do you). Crack open a brand-new fabulous-looking journal to capture the stream of epiphanies, world-class ideas, and life-changing transformations that will surely flow out of you. Here’s the reality: You like the...

A Love Letter to the Grim Reaper
31 October 2022
A Love Letter to the Grim Reaper on the Day of the Dead

Dearest Grim, This is your busy time of year, what with it being the Day of the Dead and all, so I’ll try to keep this short. I’m Jodi (yes—that’s me! Your #1 Fangirl!) and I’ve become rather obsessed with you and your work. What a role-reversal, right? You’re the one who usually stalks people...

Saying No in Life
24 October 2022
Saying No for a Better Life

I’m such a hypocrite! I know, I know… Just last week I was all, “say yes to pretty much everything in life, including kidnappers with quality candy in the back of their vans.” But life is full of contradictions, so thanks for yin-yanging with me here while I extol the virtues of Big Fat No’s....

Saying Yes to Life
17 October 2022
Saying Yes to Life

Brace yourself, you People-Pleaser, you: in a world consumed with putting up healthy boundaries and learning how to say an emphatic, unapologetic No, I’m going to recommend the opposite. Today’s post is about living a life of YES (and as a card-carrying People Pleaser myself, I so hope you say, “I do” and keep reading)....

The “How to Tell If You’re a Highly Functioning Zombie” Quiz
10 October 2022
The “How to Tell If You’re a Highly Functioning Zombie” Quiz

Fun fact: October 13th is World Zombie Day! Before you think, “how amusing” and then plan to move on with your living-dead-kind-of-day, hold up. I IMPLORE YOU TO TAKE THIS QUIZ. It’s very possible that World Zombie Day was created in your honor, and we can’t have you walking around all dead out there, can...

A Bizarrely Unexpected Way to Become More Grateful in Life
03 October 2022
A Bizarrely Unexpected Way to Become More Grateful in Life

Unless you’ve been in a long-term coma, you’ve likely heard that gratitude is all the rage. And it ain’t no passing fancy (like dill pickle as the food flavoring fad de jour — surely you’ve seen pickle-flavored everything out there?). Nope — gratitude is fad-free. It keeps popping up in the well-being research as an...

The Sweet Relief of Finding Out Your Significant Other Doesn’t Have a Brain Tumor
26 September 2022
The Sweet Relief of Finding Out Your Significant Other Doesn’t Have a Brain Tumor

Hot tip! If you’re feeling like your loved one has been taking you for granted, go and get an MRI of your head, and watch how much they shower you with love and attention and “holy shit please don’t die we haven’t even gone to the Croatian coast together yet” energy while you wait for...

How to Make Your 100 Days Left in 2022 Count
19 September 2022
How to Make Your 100 Days Left in 2022 Count

You, all wide-eyed and defiant looking: “Wait, what? 100 days left of 2022? Are you sure it’s not 100 days into the year, and not 100 left?” Me: “Keep with the program, Sparky. Time’s ticking and there ain’t nothing you can do to stop it, other than die.” (I don’t normally sound like a crotchety old...

How To Feel Like a Billion Bucks on a Monday Morning
12 September 2022
How To Feel Like a Billion Bucks on a Monday Morning

(I was originally going to say a “million bucks” but what with inflation and all, a million is just too measly these days. The billions are where it’s at.) Mondays are the worst, and people in white lab coats have proven it. Researchers have identified what’s known as Blue Monday Phenomenon (that feeling you get...

READY TO CONNECT?

I’d love to talk about your life. Click below to schedule a call, and while you’re at it, sign up for weekly inspiration hand-delivered to your doorstep—or maybe just your inbox.