Author: Elona

Slice of Sunshine —Rest. Yes, You! Rest.

One productivity quote that has always stayed with me: “There are 24 hours in the day; use them.” When I first heard this quote, I thought it was inspiring. YES! Why waste a single second of this “wild and precious life”? (With due credit, of course, to the brilliant Mary Oliver.) I have lived my […]

Slice of Sunshine —Know Needs

We are born asking for what we need. As tiny humans we cry or coo or look really cute in order to get our basic needs met. We are totally reliant upon others for survival and so out of instinct we ask for what we need. Over time, most of us acquire skills to survive […]

Slice of Sunshine —Practical Practices Promote Productivity!

Productivity is not the be-all, end-all it is often made out to be (#fightgrindculture), but it is one part of feeling fulfilled and engaged. So, while Slice of Sunshine newsletters usually focus on the “sunshine,” this issue we’re going to focus on the practical from the Department of Practical Sunshine! Here are five productivity tips that are in […]

Slice of Sunshine —See the Light of Days

As a kid, old people* would tell me that time moves faster as you age. This annoyed me. The little logician in me would think: Impossible! There are always 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week, so how could it move any faster than that?? But it turns out to be […]

Slice of Sunshine —(begrudgingly) Granting Grace

It started as a typical morning dog walk. Roxy, Astro and I were on our usual neighborhood route which includes crossing a higher-traffic street. As I approached the intersection, a car with windows down and music blaring approached as well. While the law in Oregon is that all corners are to be considered de facto […]

Slice of Sunshine —The Trains Do Run On Time

“Wow. Sounds like the trains run on time at your house.” I was with my extended family at Pike Place Market in Seattle doing the “tourist thing.” All six of us wanted different things for lunch (of course) and I was trying to coordinate everyone heading in different directions. As I laid out the plan […]

Slice of Sunshine —Enough is Actually Enough

Enough is Actually Enough The first time I was told “You are enough, just as you are,” I thought: Uh, no. I still have a lot of work to do. At the time, I felt like I was not living up to my potential. Working as a yoga teacher was personally gratifying but monetarily lacking. […]

Slice of Sunshine —Find Your Bandwidth Leaks

Find Your Bandwidth Leaks Burned out. At capacity. Over threshold. Many recent articles describe an epidemic of people feeling drained. Despite glimpses of hope and positivity (I feel them, don’t you?!) many people feel utterly depleted. These articles often offer tips on how to replenish your energy (self care! self compassion! self awareness!) as well […]

Slice of Sunshine —Now Serving: Your Future Self

Now Serving: Your Future Self It’s about to get a little “woo” in here. We have often heard that our most important relationship is the one that we have with ourselves. If we can’t practice compassion, connection, care and authenticity with ourselves it may be difficult to cultivate that in our relationships with others. But […]

Slice of Sunshine —The Folly of Futurecasting

The Folly of Futurecasting Any fellow futurecasters out there? “Futurecasting” is when we imagine and dwell on scenarios of what may come to pass in any given situation. It’s the “what if” game that many of us play—often in the middle of the night!—but futurecasting can happen at any time. (The middle of the night […]