Let’s not panic, but it’s ok to feel afraid {The Kind Side}

The world has changed a lot in the last few weeks, our country has changed a lot last week, and most of lives will change this morning as more things are canceled and more Covid-19 guidelines are set in place. But aside from logistics, health, and numbers, I'm worried about the way we're responding as … Continue reading Let’s not panic, but it’s ok to feel afraid {The Kind Side}

Overachieving is not a prerequisite to anything {Notes from the Kind Side}

You don't actually have to do these things 24/7 to be taken seriously. You don't have to spend every spare second trying to prove to yourself or anyone else that you're committed to doing that thing you're trying to do. It's good to be driven. It's good to be able to motivate yourself if that's … Continue reading Overachieving is not a prerequisite to anything {Notes from the Kind Side}

Room Enough {Notes from the Kind Side}

I've gotten caught in the idea of enough right here on the kind side, but so often this little phrase of "not enough" is the sticking point in creativity for me. So here I am telling you (through words I want to hear) there is room enough for your creativity, for your big dream, for … Continue reading Room Enough {Notes from the Kind Side}

“You” Enough {The Kind Side}

But is this really me? Is this what I want to do forever?Is this who I am?Is there even a future here? Surely someone else could do it better. But it's just a hobby. I don't need to take it any further. Second-guessing questions and pre-evaluating sentences provoke all sorts of doubt and fear in … Continue reading “You” Enough {The Kind Side}

New Enough {The Kind Side}

Don't let the fact that it's not New Year's (or the 1st of the month or monday or your birthday, for that matter!) stop you from starting. You can begin to change your life any day you like. Any day can be your new enough day for a new enough year. Jump in with your … Continue reading New Enough {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}

Feeling frustrated and annoyed? {Notes from the Kind Side}

Yesterday I realized I often feel critical of myself when I feel annoyed or upset with situations in my life. I can be looking around finding all the things that need doing or haven't been done feeling frustrated with the situation, but then it can easily devolve into feeling frustrated with how I feel about … Continue reading Feeling frustrated and annoyed? {Notes from the Kind Side}

Your Sink Doesn’t Care. It’s Ok. {The Kind Side}

So your kitchen is messy. Ok. It is no problem. So you're sitting on a chair lounging and wishing you didn't have to clean all the while feeling guilty because your husband is working in the other room. I mean hypothetically. It is still not a problem. Do you want to have a clean kitchen? … Continue reading Your Sink Doesn’t Care. It’s Ok. {The Kind Side}