Making Time to Live

Before I officially took off the training wheels and launched Bennis Public Relations, Inc nearly two months ago, I found my mind often fantasizing about the free and flexible time I might have as my own boss. I could make weekly trips to the farmer’s market, eat lunch on a park bench by the river … Continue reading Making Time to Live

A Month of Independence: A reflection of where one month has led me since my biggest life change

It’s been once month since my blog post Independence Day which received a lot of encouragement and words of wisdom. Having declared July 15th as my personal independence day has provided me with a date and a benchmark that I will forever be able to look back on and see where one month, one year … Continue reading A Month of Independence: A reflection of where one month has led me since my biggest life change

Strive for Progress Not Perfection

Somewhere between the extended angle and twisted crescent pose, my yoga instructor said "Strive for progress not perfection." And I immediately fell in love with the mantra. Before hearing this phrase on Tuesday, I would wake up with an arm's length list of to-do's that left me racing against the clock throughout the day and … Continue reading Strive for Progress Not Perfection

When You Don’t Plan Everything, Everything Goes As Planned

I just took my first real vacation for the first time in two years. I’m used to working, or at least having some obligation, every day of the week—even including evenings and weekends.  It wasn’t healthy. Because of this ridiculous schedule, I would plan out everything the night before, from what clothes I would wear … Continue reading When You Don’t Plan Everything, Everything Goes As Planned

Independence Day

I declare today to be Independence Day—my Independence Day. I’m very aware that I’m 11 days late for when most choose to celebrate this holiday, but this is a little more personal. There’s two ways to look at it, really. I can either be celebrating my last day of working a desk job or my … Continue reading Independence Day

You Don’t Have to Change Everything—Just the Right Thing

I can admittedly say that I am going through a mid-life crisis. Okay, a quarter-life crisis. Let’s not get hung up on semantics. In any case, I recently went through the undeniable feeling like I wanted to make a huge change in my life. Not a little “I’ll dye my hair” change—I seriously considered selling … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Change Everything—Just the Right Thing