We have a lot to give. But sometimes, we lack the
strong foundational practices and tools to
help us make space for that giving.
I'd say we have a lot to give—time, money, energy, talents. And by offering these things, we can help positively shape the world in which we live.
It's pretty clear that the world needs whatever we can give. We can all see that.
But too often, that kind of giving can feel like one more thing we have to do.
Too often, we feel we’re using up all we have simply making it through our everyday lives. That doesn’t make us feel happy or healthy. And it certainly doesn’t help us give back in ways that feel meaningful.
So I’m proposing we make a change.
Let’s be intentional about how we live our everyday lives and how we carry out our work so we have space for our most meaningful contributions. Let’s be intentional about being our happiest, healthiest selves so we can give freely.
Let’s stop focusing on doing more and start focusing on doing different.
A little more about Erica (that’s me!)
I started out as a copy editor (yes, I do love commas, thanks for asking!).
But I found that I kept wanting to be involved earlier and earlier in the writing process—I knew that if I could work with writers to get clear on their mission and message before they put pen to paper (or, you know, fingers to keyboard), they could create a more meaningful piece of writing from the very beginning.
When I combined that desire with my love of personal growth work, I really started to find the place where I knew I could make the biggest difference. Today, I help conscious creatives make space for the important but often overlooked work that can make all the difference in their life and work.
In my personal life? I really like cats. The one in the picture is named Oliver. He's not the brightest bulb, if you get my meaning, but we love him all the same. I also have a two-year-old, Nathan, who is a bright bulb, and—since we're going there—a shining light of love in my life every single day!
guiding principles for positive change
that helps us know ourselves and own our choices
Strong systems and foundations
that bring greater ease into ordinary life
Intentional learning and consuming
that helps us remain awake and engaged
for ourselves, to make sure our needs are met
that contribute to a more positive world
that keep us centered and intentional
that helps us see ourselves as part of (and responsible for) a bigger whole
that help us make progress without becoming overwhelmed