Spring is here!

It's been sunny. The entire city of Seattle is in bloom. Now we're getting a warm, refreshing rain shower. Could life be any better? Well, maybe if you hadn't agreed to take on that extra project for your coworker...or if your sister-in-law weren't staying over with all four of her kids, despite your secret hope that they get a hotel room...or if your friend weren't calling you constantly to complain about her romantic sagas. You, my friend, are in need of some boundaries! Well, we all are, really.

In our Spring Salon Gatherings, we're tackling boundaries: what they evoke for us, how they function/dysfunction in our lives, and how they could be used to empower us at work and beyond. We look forward to a juicy discussion of the role boundaries play in each of our lives, and likely brainstorming some ways to set and stick with new boundaries in an authentic, loving way.

Bring on the rain/sun/rainbows!

Winter to Spring

Our Winter 2016 cohort has been a powerful one. We're digging into how change operates in our lives, and what habits do and don't support our goals. So many common themes have emerged: scheduling our time ironically helps us to feel free. Morning routines are tough. We rarely give ourselves permission to cultivate creative habits. But discussing these challenges as a group highlighted opportunities for each Salon-goer to be kinder, more structured and more focused for herself.

Some resources we surfaced during our January and February Salon Gatherings:

  • Apps like TimeTracker, Google Calendars, Headspace, etc.
  • Temptation bundling - combining an indulgent practice with one that requires willpower
  • "Productive procrastination," when distractions from work can allow you to accomplish personal tasks
  • Books including The Power of Habit and Willpower, which help us feel "normal" in our challenges

We look forward to closing out our Change & Habits season on March 28, though we'll continue thinking about the best ways to craft our day for a long time to come.