Coaching and Box of Life Project Resources
Six steps to embracing spontaneity in a world that often values conformity and rigid expectations
The importance of embracing spontaneity in a world that often values conformity and rigid expectations
So, you think you can’t have the career you want?
You’ve probably heard it a million times: “You can do anything you set your mind to.” But what if you’re not sure what you want?
Ways to get courageous with your career
Courage is one of the most necessary qualities you can have as a human being.
The art of asking (and getting) what you need
A few years ago, I made sure I let my family know that I wanted to really, truly celebrate the upcoming Mother’s Day.
Taking Care of Your People
Change and uncertainty is stressful to many people. Especially when the stressors impact our jobs and our families.
The Box of Life Resources
An example of a list of lessons by Zoe, I hope this list inspires you to create your own!
Some of the most difficult lessons often have to be lived first hard to understand their value.
My Next Decade Manifesto
Adapted for my Box of Life from “50 resolutions for my next 10 years” published on Medium on Jan 18, 2017
“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” — Barbara McAfee
Categories to box
Figuring out what to include in your box can be overwhelming. Here is a list of some topics to consider. You don’t need to cover them all! The idea is that this is food for thought.Continue to Reading
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Boxing Preserving the Aromas and Tastes of our Souls
One of the most important people in my life was my mother-in-law, Rosita. She taught me her recipes for Passover. She died many years ago, but every Passover I feel I’m with her again in the kitchen
Boxing our Childhood Memories
“I remember the warm summer days of my childhood spent at my grandparents’ farm, running barefoot through the green fields, chasing after the chickens, and picking berries with my little sister. ”
“One of my earliest memories is of my mother tucking my brother and me into bed at night and having us recite the Lord’s Prayer. It was a nightly ritual for us. When I became a mother, it was one I carried on with my daughter. We often said the Lord’s Prayer before bed and I also taught her to recite it whenever she was scared or anxious to calm herself and feel grounded.”
Boxing Memorable Moments
“I can remember the moment I was asked to be a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding as if it were yesterday. That day was one of the most memorable days of my life.”
Boxing Romantic Love Stories
The memory of my first kiss was a magical moment. It was on a beautiful spring day with blue skies, bright sun and soft breeze. We were fifteen, walking in the park feeling so happy and excited.
Boxing My Mentors
My Advisor in college is a mentor that made my box. He was a very cool guy and was full of life. He was always there to give me advice and help when I needed it most.
Boxing The Sounds of Our Life
When I was young, there was a train near our house that woke me up every morning. The sound of it playing through my bedroom window entered my dreams and stayed with me for life.
Boxing Work and Creativity
My fondest memory from work is a day when I stayed late to help my team complete an important project. We worked through the night, and the next day when we finally met our goal
Boxing Our Books
“In my box, I have “100 Years Of Solitude.” I find it to be a near flawlessly written piece of art with amazing characters.”
Boxing Our Vacations and Leisure
On a vacation to the beach, I made a friend on the sand. His name was Charlie, and we spent our days swimming, playing in the waves, and digging deep holes into the sand.
Boxing Our Friendship
I met my childhood best friend when I was seven. We would stay outside all day building forts using whatever lumber we could find. We would also build tents in his backyard using his mom’s “designated” sheets and his dad’s old set of golf clubs.
Boxing Our Travel and Places
My grandparent’s little town ice cream shop was a place that was always a warm welcome, with a great selection of delicious treats and friendly folks behind the counter.
Boxing Our Furry Family Members
I always remember my cat, Cotton, and the joy she brought to my home. She was a very loving kitty who always wanted attention and loved to play with anything you would give her.
Boxing Our Treasured Artifacts and Objects
My dad flew 41 missions as navigator of a B-24 heavy bomber in WWII when he was 21 years old. Over his lifetime I’ve felt more and more proud of his heroism.
Boxing Special Photos
Boxing Our Milestones
The main milestone I remember was when I got my first pair of glasses. My mom always complained about my poor vision, but she didn’t think about it too much
Boxing Our Unanswered Questions
I would like to know more about my family history, in particular, if there are any surviving Holocaust members of my father’s family
Boxing Our Family
My favorite memory of my cousins is when we would play in the street. They would get into trouble, but that is what made it so much fun.
Boxing What I let go of
We all have situations in our lives that we could have stayed in, but we chose to let them go. I let go of an unhealthy romantic relationship and found my own self-worth
Boxing My bucket list
My bucket list is filled with a lot of things that I want to do in my life but have not had time for. Some are big and some are small,
Boxing Struggles I Overcame
“My main struggle is that I love offering help but have a hard time asking for help because I don’t want to be seen as needy or weak.” -Leslie “My main struggle was trying to do everything to make everyone happy. it just wasn’t happening.
Boxing Our Favorites
“My favorite things are books, movies, and cooking. Why they are my favorites? Because they take me away from the daily stress of life and relax me”
Boxing our Grandparents
Since the day I was born, my grandma wrote a letter every month or two, to me and then included my sister who was born two years later. Her letters share a story of her life and things she wants us to know that are important to her.