How to Know If You’re Suffering From Creative Burnout (And What to Do About It)

No matter how much you might love doing something, the chances are good that you’re going to have some days when you just don’t feel like doing it. This is true for our professional and personal lives: those days when you come this close to leaving your job, or throw down your paintbrush in frustration because […]

The Keys to Flow and How to Find Your Focus

A lot of times, work can be difficult, tedious, or downright frustrating. We’ve all had those days that seem to drag on forever: the ideas don’t come, the energy isn’t there, and you can’t seem to stay focused on the task at hand. Those are the days that make you want to throw up your […]

Making the Most of Your Time at Home

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, being stuck at home is the inevitable reality for people worldwide. These days, home isn’t just the place where you eat, sleep, and binge Netflix. It’s also the place where you work, homeschool your kids, go to church, grocery shop, and…just about everything else. When you’re physically stuck, […]

Making the Best of Any Situation

Can I get personal for a second? So far, 2020 has knocked me down a bit. I mean, sure, there’s been the typical stuff (work stress, different relationships, various responsibilities, and so on), but then there’s also the time that I was actually knocked down. By a tree.  My experience with traumatic brain injury I […]

How to Talk to Your Family About Coronavirus

COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is pushing our world into uncharted territory—in a big way. Businesses are closing their doors, large gatherings have been canceled or postponed, and people are staying home (some by choice; some not).  Many people are dealing with things they don’t experience often: concern for their health and safety, worry about their finances, […]

Finding Connection During Social Distancing

Over the past few days and weeks, social distancing has become the norm for people around the world. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are staying home unless absolutely necessary, and are limiting contact with other people (especially physical contact). It’s an extreme (and hopefully effective) response to a once-in-a-lifetime global event, and let’s […]

The Four Ways Better Sleep Protects Your Health (and How to Get Better Sleep!) 

When it comes to staying healthy, there are a few tips that always make the lists of “best practices.” A healthy diet and regular exercise are a given, of course, but there’s another one—my favorite one, in fact—that you see pretty often as well: getting good sleep. Getting good sleep is absolutely essential if we’re […]

How to Leave the Winter Blues Behind You

When winter first begins, it’s exciting. You pull out your favorite coat (hopefully you’ll find some cash from last year in the pocket), you break out the recipe for your favorite soup, and you get excited about celebrating the holidays with family and friends. But you know what they say about too much of a […]