We spend so much time being who we think we “should be” and often don’t take the time to figure out who we are. Who do you want to be? What impact do you want to have? How do you want to dress, behave, eat, or live? What do you want people to say about you? And… what is holding you back from being that person today? In this time of spring, renewal, birth, and fresh starts, try doing one thing that more closely aligns to who you are… not who you think you should be. For, “Beauty appears when something is completely and absolutely and openly itself.” –Deena Metzger. Be your beautiful self.


There is nothing like adding fresh herbs to your home cooked meals and nurturing them as they grow only enhances the experience. For you first timers… it isn’t too difficult! Check my herb garden from last year out here and here. So go ahead, grab a beautiful pot from Home Goods or a corner of your yard and get your hands a bit dirty! They take a little love (aka water) once a day, which is the perfect amount of time to take a deep breath and take in the beauty of something you created.


You know the quote, “Dance like no one is watching?” Have you ever tired it? There is something incredibly exhilarating in dancing (or running, like Phoebe) in a way that is entirely you. Next time you vacuum, dust, or put groceries away, put on some good tunes and do it in your own style – cleaning and a little work out – check!


Our lives get so cluttered with items that take up space… physical space, yes, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual space. Can you delete one thing, tangible or intangible, from your life this month? Kristen Ziegler, of Minima, shares “The Minimalists Guide to Spring Cleaning.” Let’s get our lives to a place where our minds are not as cluttered. That will leave space for us to bring the important experiences and memories into our homes. Start this month by just deleting one thing.

Did you try one of the above? We would love to know! Comment below with your experiences.



Danielle Aaronson

Danielle Aaronson

Danielle’s mission is to inspire leaders to make intentional choices that move them to positive action. She speaks at conferences, management summits, and leadership programs as well as facilitates efforts with executives and senior leaders at organizations seeking to influence their culture. Her mantra, “be the change you wish to see in the world” has allowed her to strive every day to be the best she can be and help others recognize the potential they have to make a positive difference. @deaaronson

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