Defy the Trend Articles
Empowering you to create a burnout-proof life.
Time Management: It’s Not Your Fault
Your problems with overwork and time management are not your fault. It’s the racist, patriarchal, capitalist system that constantly tells you that your only value is in what you do and what you produce. That means that we get on the hamster wheel of overworking to satisfy the system. And the system is never satisfied.
Be a Time Boss: Get Less Done
When I was young, I must have thought time was infinite. I mean – time is infinite in the grand scheme of the universe – but my ability to use the time I have available is very finite. When I was young, I would say yes to every activity and commitment that I wanted to...
How to incorporate contemplative meditation into Your Great Realignment practice
A step-by-step guide to using a contemplation meditation while you are determining your next steps in the “Great Realignment.”
5 essential props for restorative yoga and meditation at home
Five yoga props I recommend the most for beginners who want to start an accessible and comfortable home yoga practice.
Just stop setting a New Year’s resolution; try a New Year’s intention instead
I call shenanigans on our so-called New Year’s resolutions.
You might be setting the wrong goal: How to shed burnout in 2023
I’m someone who really tries to normalize and embrace failure, but constant shortcomings become overwhelming. I felt like nothing I did got me enough clicks or likes, clients or revenue. Finances were (and still are) a strain. I wasn’t sure if the business would survive at all.
5 reasons planning will make you more flexible, creative, adaptable (and sexy!)
Learn from my mistakes. Here are five reasons why planning will prevent stress and burnout.
Life’s a roller coaster: Step off of the ride
What do you need to do to step off the roller coaster and get some meaningful rest?
Forget the pumpkin spice: Be the leaves
The reality is that this beautiful color change we see is a seasonal death for leaves. The trees necessarily shed leaves, preparing for the months of rest in the winter. Then the trees have a blank slate on which to grow new buds and leaves when the sun and warmth returns in spring.
How to prevent burnout at the zoo
Now, hosting two out-of-town guests for the first time in three years may not seem like a break. It was work, but such a different kind of work that it felt restful for my overwrought brain.
Hiding from fear
I’ve retracted into that cocoon, tried to learn from my stumbles and failures and make plans (that I’m pretty excited about), but my monitor is still saying to me, “WTF? You’re trying THAT again. That’s a losing proposition! Abort! Abort!!”