Collage

This step follows the word selection. Something like a vision board, these collages started with journals to track progress, and evolved into full blown art pieces I keep on my wall throughout the year. Here’s what you’ll need: Journal or Canvas.¬†Art supply stores are are great place to pick these up. You can use sketch or watercolor books if you like, or simply buy a full-sized canvas. They are surprisingly inexpensive. Decorative paper.¬†Again, your local art store or local fineRead more

What’s your word for 2016?

Sanctuary. Recharge. Nourish. Emerge. Bond. Clarity. Realize. Self-Love. Ritual. Bloom. Create. Hope. Can a simple word change the course of a life? Yes. Every year, we face critical decisions and pivot points that affect the trajectory of the remainder of our lives. Having a clear intention for your year, and your life, can make all the difference. This simple process lead me to raise millions of dollars for war-ravaged women in Congo and Somalia, publish two books, earn a HarvardRead more

A gazillion & none: The art of focus.

The most common mistake people make is putting too much on their list. I did that one year- a list of 20+ goals. I wanted them all…why wouldn’t I write it down if the process is so powerful? In short, it wasn’t. I didn’t make serious strides in any arena that year. A gazillion priorities is no priorities at all. As writing coach Cynthia Whitcom always says, “Fewer words, more power.” Narrow it down. What do you want in eachRead more