Become Your Best Boss Ever

When we jumped into this latest mini-retirement, I bought myself a new mug. Partly because I’m obsessed with mugs. But I also knew I would need a reminder. Something to keep me on track and focused. My goal was simple: Become my own Best Boss Ever. Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked at lot […]

Hardwired for Lifestyle Inflation and How to Beat it!

We are hardwired for lifestyle inflation. I’m no scientist but I believe it’s in our DNA. For centuries it helped us survive. It’s easy to blame marketing, comparison and peer pressure, which are factors. But it’s something more. No marketing needed. No Jones’es comparison needed. With almost no prior marketing, peer pressure or deep knowledge of […]

Show Up and Lean In

It’s easy to drift through life. Feeling blown about. Not really planting ourselves in the things that matter most to us, but letting people, life, and circumstances push us where they will. Funny thing is, it’s always easier to spot the drift in others. In their marriage, health, hobbies or kids. It’s kind of hard […]

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It’s Time to Quit

What are you planning for 2018? Any potential resolutions floating around in your head? Any new goals you want to tackle? Between Thanksgiving and New Years, I plan out my next year. I look at my mentoring questions, my 2017 goals, review all the things I’ve learned and ways I’ve grown. Then I look out […]

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Talking about FIRE

I’m so excited to share this podcast interview with you all! I got to chat with the ladies, Gwen and J, on the FIRE Drill podcast. It was such a great time! We talked about how Adam and I have designed our life, buying and renovating properties, travel, and the confusion behind early retirements. Plus […]

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The Story of Two Bears

and small acts of kindness

Once you know something, it’s hard to unknow it. After 13 years in the foster/adoptive community, I know that Christmas is a difficult time. It’s the time of year when many kids are removed for the first time from their birth parents. It’s a challenging time for birth families who are barely holding things together. Extra […]

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