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Adding White Space to Your Year

EPISODE 173E As you start the new year, it’s important to remember that over-planning and over-scheduling can lead to stress, disappointment, and – worst case scenario – burnout. To avoid that and enjoy your work all year long, plan some white space into your schedule. Some extra room in your calendar so you can move…

087E – Our Personal Mid-Year Check-in

Episode 087E Our Personal Mid-Year Check-in

Last episode, we talked about doing a mid-year check-in with our writing goals to see if there are any areas that need adjusting as we enter the second half of the year. Today, I’d like to talk to you about doing the same thing with your personal goals. Is there anything that you’ve been saying, “I…

086T – A Mid-Year Restart

Episode 086T A Mid-Year Restart

Normally, you’d get an interview today as you do every Thursday, but we are halfway through the year so I thought it would be good to check in and see how you’re doing on your goals for the year. I suggest people do a self-check every 3-6 months to see if they’re on track with…

076T – Burnout: Getting Through to the Other Side

Episode 076T Burnout Getting Through to the Other Side

In this deeply personal episode about my journey into burnout and my quest for a way out, I mention several articles and Bible verses which helped change my perspective and show me a path back to peace. Among those is this article on Psychology Today, “The Telltale Symptoms of Burnout…Do You Have Them?“ Definitely look…

069E – Play, Work, and Healing

Episode 069E Play Work and Healing

I’ve been reminded these last couple of weeks of the importance in my life of play – and how incredibly underestimated its value has become in my life over the last seven or eight years. I’ve been talking about the importance of the words we use – out loud and inside our heads, and how…