Getting Away from the Guilt of Email

The last week or two, I have just felt overwhelmed. I’ve definitely had too much on my plate, and it’s forced me to really start getting productive. If you need something to get done, ask a busy person, right? While ordinarily that kind of hyperfocused productivity would be a good thing (and it’s definitely paying off at work), lately it’s also come with kind of a big heaping plate of guilt at the things I’m letting slide. My personal email {Read More}

Beginning My Perfect Day

When Adam was here over Memorial Day weekend, we spent Monday night cooking together, and decided to do something super cheesy while we cooked. A few months ago, the New York Times published an article called To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This. It goes on to talk about a series of 36 questions designed to help you get to know each other, and also to help you fall in love with each other. We already know each other {Read More}

Fitness Inspiration: Hiking, Friends, and a Lot of Muddy Fun

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Yesterday I wrote about what a blast Adam and I had running the Bolder Boulder this weekend. But as much fun as we had, walking the race made me kind of wistful. So many people were having so much fun running, and I wished we could do {Read More}

Adventure Inspiration: Banff Mountain Film Fest

Tomorrow is March 1st, which means it’s about time for me to recap my favorite TED talks of February. However, today I want to talk about an awesome and inspiring event I attended last night: the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Wondering what the Banff Mountain Film Festival is, and how I got to see it in Denver? Basically, the regular festival (which features all short films and documentaries about mountain culture and adventure sports) takes place in Banff; however, immediately {Read More}

Favorite TED Talks of January

I know it took me a while to post my New Year’s resolutions this year! However, my resolution to watch a TED Talk every day is one that I didn’t write about immediately but have been doing pretty solidly since the end of December. It’s been so interesting to start my day learning something new! You can view all of the TED talks I’ve watched on this Google spreadsheet (along with some notes about what I learned or my favorite {Read More}

The Happiness of Pursuit: Engaging to Identify My Next Quest

Last weekend, I read Chris Guillebeau’s wonderful book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. It’s a really fascinating look at how people choose “quests” – which are basically long-term goals with clearly defined steps to completion. For example, a mother in Oklahoma cooked her family a meal from every country in the world; a 16-year old girl from Norway became the youngest to circumnavigate the globe in a sailboat; and a guy {Read More}

“Live Your Legacy”: Life Lessons from the Bakken Invitational (Sponsored)

I mentioned on Thursday how nervous I’m starting to get about my surgery next week… and now that the day is getting closer, my fear is growing even more. What if they can’t find the source of the problem and fix it? After a lot of really painful testing, my doctors think they have an idea of what’s wrong, but they’ve also admitted that mine isn’t a standard case and the surgeon basically is not going to know what he {Read More}

Identifying My Energy Depleters

This week has been really hectic! I spent Monday through Wednesday back in Ithaca, NY, where I went to school – my company was recruiting college students for full-time positions and I was one of the interviewers. It was really fun to be back on campus, and I loved getting to interact with students and tell them more about my job and why it’s awesome. I felt really great when I left Ithaca – finally over this stupid cold that’s {Read More}

Monday Inspiration: TEDx Boulder

I’ve been sick for over a week now, which is really frustrating. Not only was I home feeling icky a lot, but there were so many fun activities I had to pass up since I was just too tired to do them. (Hello, 7:30pm bedtimes! Don’t judge.) But I spent my Saturday night at a pretty darn awesome event that didn’t require anything of me except to sit and listen with an open mind: TEDx Boulder. I’m sure you’ve seen the {Read More}

Finding My Purpose and Recommitting to Goals

Remember when I used to do monthly challenges and write about my progress? I feel like I used to be much more invested in my goals, but for the last few months, I just haven’t been committed. (Heck, one of my challenges was even just “finish the things I put on my to do list”, and that didn’t go so well.) As I look back at the end of when I was doing challenges, I realize that I kind of {Read More}