Everything Feels a Little Ridiculous {The Kind Side}

Don't quit because you feel ridiculous. Everything you do will feel a little ridiculous at some point; it doesn't mean you should quit or even second-guess. Carry on. Stretch your comfort zone. Try a little more than you think you can manage. Step out of ruts and boredom into the realm of the ridiculous. Chances … Continue reading Everything Feels a Little Ridiculous {The Kind Side}

Don’t sit it out {The Kind Side}

There's not a "right way." I know it's not earth-shattering, but sometimes you just need to say it. Sometimes wanting to know you're doing it right is stopping you from trying in the first place. Say the words and free yourself up from researching, wondering, and stalling because you're not convinced you've got things right … Continue reading Don’t sit it out {The Kind Side}

On the journey to create.. 3 things {The Kind Side}

We won’t figure it out right away. Each attempt will probably show us something really useful. Our creative efforts might help other people in ways we’ll never know. This cute picture book, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, is about a little girl trying to create something she has pictured in her head. She … Continue reading On the journey to create.. 3 things {The Kind Side}

You don’t have to {The Kind Side}

You don't have to have any of it under control. This is obvious. But it also isn't. I often feel like I have to have things under control. Maybe not all the things, but at least my things. At least some things. I know I can't control a lot of things, but I also know … Continue reading You don’t have to {The Kind Side}

A word or seven {The Kind Side} (Also: don’t miss this free webinar tonight)

That thing you're thinking about sharing? It's good enough. Just put it out there,. Someone specific needs it. The problem you've been mulling over? Take the time to write through it and see where you get. It really helps. I've been there, too. That niggling idea in your head that you're not a writer (creative) … Continue reading A word or seven {The Kind Side} (Also: don’t miss this free webinar tonight)

Put yourself on the path {The Kind Side}

Instead of wondering "are you going to...?" maybe take the fact that you're asking the question as an indication of your interest. Start figuring out the how to begin. Get some answers. Get some teaching (don't get stuck here). Create something interesting (most important step). Look it over. Create again. Stop wondering if you will. … Continue reading Put yourself on the path {The Kind Side}

Steady as She Goes {The Kind Side}

It's ok to experiment and not be sure you are meant to do this one thing over that other thing. Do the work placed in front of you on this very day. Choose what you already chose before. Choose the unchangeable commitments. The people, the responsibilities, the aliveness of your life. After that it's an … Continue reading Steady as She Goes {The Kind Side}

What’s Yours {The Kind Side}

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0l-kk2FftF/?hl=en In case you can't see it, this image says: "Other people's behavior is about them, not about you." I saw this post on Instagram and I found it relieving in a way. I often find myself reacting to what I assume someone is thinking about me by how they're acting. This little sentence helps … Continue reading What’s Yours {The Kind Side}