From looking around at all the people I love and admire online, it seems like everyone has their own way of moving from one year into the next. Some are eager to sit down with their resource of choice - their Desire Map or their PowerSheets or some other introspective guide - to carefully go over what happened last year, and how to shape the coming year. They reflect, and they brainstorm, and they plan. (This is me. And it takes an embarrassing amount of restraint not to want to use #allthetools.)Read More
There’s something so satisfying about arriving at an answer, solution, or a decision that sticks. Maybe it’s a promising relationship you stumbled into after a sea of bad first dates; or the new name for your blog or business that came to you out of nowhere after months of racking your brain for ideas; or the new workout studio that seems to be holding your interest longer than all those other gym memberships before it. The one that makes you think, “THIS. Yes. This’ll be the one that changes things for the better.”Read More
I’ve realized that here, in this space we’ve created at Bloomology, we tend to 'go big.'
As we each walk the never-ending tightrope of balancing our naturally-big hearts with those big forces we recognize within ourselves (think forces like wisdom, quiet strength, and intuition) – we use this space at Bloomology to unpack and explore big questions. We willingly deep-dive into big, weighty questions that might stir up some uncomfortable feelings or tough questions within ourselves.Read More
I vividly remember my dad introducing me to the Myers-Briggs type theory when I was an awkward preteen, and how it felt to suddenly see myself so clearly.
I remember pouring over the details of my personality type’s profile, and feeling totally awestruck by the accuracy of it all. This description I was reading of myself in a book I’d never heard of was articulating details about myself that I’d always known, but never been able to pinpoint. How could a stranger possibly know me so well?Read More
If you and I are anything alike, you’ve spent the first days of the new year enjoying the fresh, new energy a new year brings - and maybe even wondering what to do with it.
The beauty of a new year, after all, is in the whole ‘fresh start’ thing. We assess what’s working and what isn’t (habits, possessions, etc.) so we can ditch the ones that don’t serve us and embrace the ones that make us do and be and feel more of what we want. More working out, less mindless scrolling. More veggies, less junk. More order, less stress. By doing so, we shed a layer of stuff that no longer aligns with who we are or how we want to feel, and instead we make space for more of the things that do. It’s such a refreshing process, isn’t it?Read More
Think back to a time you visited a doctor, because you were experiencing some type of pain. For me, it was sitting quietly filling out new patient paperwork in a small physical therapy office last winter after I’d eaten some serious pavement trying to help move a mattress into a moving van. Turns out I could only use and refreeze so many ice packs before conceding that my swollen ankle wasn’t going to fix itself.
During these visits, there are always the predictable paperwork – basic info, emergency contact, insurance information – but then it’s time to talk about why you’re there. The pain. And inevitably, we’re asked to measure it on some kind of scale.Read More
It’s that time again. And if you’ve somehow missed all the back to school ads, the barrage of pleas for cooler weather on your Facebook feed, or the fact that a pumpkin spice latte now officially has a Twitter account (I kid you not), let me clue you in: September is here, and fall is coming. In this post, I will not be professing my love for all things pumpkin, no matter how real that love might be. This is not a post about cozy scarves, or colorful changing leaves, or my desperation to bring boots back into my wardrobe rotation.
This is a post about transition.Read More