thought of the day.

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Keep going, Love.

Even if you have to slow down.
Even if it feels like you’re getting nowhere. Fast.
Even if it feels like you’re a failure. 

Stopping is the only way to guarantee that you’ll never make it to the finish line.

And how fun does that sound? {Not fun. Not fun at all.}

**graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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the babies are here! (spoiler alert: two girls!)

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The babies are here!!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for weeks now, and the only excuse I can offer is: twins. twins_1

On Valentine’s Day, Tim and I were thrilled to welcome Eleanor Leia (7lb, 11oz; 21 inches) and Abigail Soah (7lb, 3oz; 20 inches) into this world.

Things have been nutso around our house, but we are thrilled and have settled into a lovely routine. Tim is going back to work in a couple of weeks, so this beautiful routine will get tossed upside down very soon. He has been absolutely amazing, and I cannot imagine the last few weeks without such a supportive partner (and incredible dad!!).

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We are completely in love with these two little beans! I’m slowly coming out of the home with newborns fog and settling into this new normal.

I’m also hoping to write my birth story (it was a doozy!) and some thoughts on motherhood soon. There might be a new personal blog in the works…since I don’t have enough to think about! HA!

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Thank you to all of you for your good thoughts and love and celebrations. These girls have been welcomed into this world with wide open arms, and I’m grateful to the village we have surrounding us as we step into parenthood.

More soon…I can’t stop taking pictures of the cuteness!

PS. Last week I launched my new website too! If you’re reading this on RSS or via email, check out my other baby!

**footprints by the babes; graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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any day now. (a baby update)

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Hello from BabyWatch HQ!

I am currently 37 weeks and 3 days along in this pregnancy, and we have officially entered “any day now” territory. Which essentially means that I’m spending most of my days laying on the couch bingeing on The Good Wife (OMG love it!) and eating a lot of macaroni and cheese.

50% of all twins are born before the 37 week mark, so I’m feeling good that we’ve made it this far. I’m also incredibly grateful to have had such a straight-forward and complication-free pregnancy and am hoping that continues through my delivery and recovery. (Good thoughts are very VERY appreciated!)

I’ll definitely post an update once the little beans are on the outside, but otherwise, things will be a little quiet around here for a few weeks. I do have a few things simmering (HINT: a new website! Coming next month!), so you won’t have to wait too long for some goodness!

In the meantime, if you want to stay inspired and in touch, my Good Morning Glitterbomb emails are set to run throughout the duration of my maternity leave, and you can follow me on instagram to see the ins and outs of my learning about this thing called motherhood.

Thank you ALL for your support throughout my pregnancy and for all of your kind words and excitement about this new chapter!! I cannot wait to meet these babies!

PS. Any guesses on genders? Now’s the time to make those bets! Winners get bragging rights and copious high fives!

**photo by me; graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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The Fine Art of Being Uncool

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On Friday nights, Tim races sailboats. I stay home and watch {Pretty Little Lairs/Downton Abbey/Revenge} marathons on Netflix.

I could go out. {Sometimes I do.} I could be sure that I had plans, reach out to those I knew trying to set something up. Figure out what the cool kids are doing and see if I can tag along.

But most of the time, I’m the happiest lying on the couch watching hours of drama-filled tv. {I like the drama in my life to stay on the screen thankyouverymuch.}

When I was younger, it would be my weekly goal to fill up my weekend. I took pride in the number of squares that were filled in on my calendar. If I had a solo night alone, I felt…somehow less than. Like I wasn’t enough.

From here on out, I commit to getting really excited and crush-y about meeting my heroes. I commit to not trying to quiet my (let’s admit it y’all) too-loud voice.

Wanna be uncool with me? What can you do to be put more Y-O-U out in this world? (Trust this: the world wants more you. Much, much more.)

PS. Registration for my next (and final before next summer!) round of Glitterbomb Group Coaching opens Friday! Click here to get on the VIP notification list.

**photo & graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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thought of the day.

Remember this when you find yourself falling into the comparison trap, thinking that someone else is doing better than you are, when you start to get down and want to give up because you’ll never be as {pretty/talented/successful/skinny} as _________________.

Everybody poops. Even Oprah.

Happy Friday y’all!

**graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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last call for Shenanigans!

Heads up, Lovebugs: Registration for More Shenanigans, Please is closing and the awesome starts tomorrow. 

If you’re ready to welcome more fun into your life in 2014, this program is for you. 

31 days, 31 dollars. Fun to the MAX. 

Who’s with me?

PS. Happy new year, y’all. Sending you lots of love for a stellar 2014! 

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why New Year’s resolutions are BS

When I was unhappy in my day job, I was a SHOPPER. Like big time. I justified it by saying “oh, I love shoes!” and “I have to have appropriate clothes for work” but, really, I was bored. And tired. And buying new things gave me a rush that not much else in my life did. 

These days: yes, I do still love shoes. And enjoy looking at pretty clothes and thinking about outfits. But I spend so much less money on stuff just for the sake of getting stuff. 

I’ve learned that the spending doesn’t fill me up. Just like the eating doesn’t fill me up. And the drinking doesn’t fill me up. 

This time of year, we focus on our new year’s resolutions – what are the things we are unhappy about in our lives? What are the areas we should change?

Most often, these revolve around consumption. Spending less. Eating less. Drinking less. But the New Year’s resolutions keep not working. 

Because instead of focusing on the root cause of the action, we are focused on the behavior. 

Want to spend less money on random stuff? Find a hobby that truly makes your heart sing and spend your time doing that. 

Want to eat less crappy food? Start a gratitude practice around loving your body no matter what size and shape it is. 

Want to get organized and focused and finally have your shit together this year? Stop saying yes to things that don’t light you up so that you have time to focus on what does. 

New Year’s resolutions don’t work. Because New Year’s resolutions make you wrong. Because New Year’s resolutions say that you’ve gotten in trouble and need to be punished.  

Because New Year’s resolutions say that you don’t know what’s best for you. That you can’t take care of yourself. That you can’t be trusted. 

And that’s all bullshit. You aren’t wrong. You aren’t in trouble. You do know what’s best for yourself, and you can be trusted to make good decisions. 

Are you ready to believe it?

PS. Head’s up: the calendar and shenanigans giveaway ends tomorrow morning at 9am PST – leave a comment with your word for 2014 for your chance to enter! 

**graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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word of the year (+ a giveaway!)

Have you picked a word for 2014 yet? 

I’ve actually had my word picked out since June when I ordered this planner (mine was ending in October) and chose the word adventure to be printed on the cover. Then I found out we were having twins. Adventure indeed! 

Last year, on December 31, I published this blog post where I wrote:

What I want for 2013 is to trim the fat, cleanse the clutter and step into a more vibrant life for myself. What I want for 2013 is to SHINE.

And I think that’s what I’ve done over the year. I’ve learned to say yes to the things I really want and to say no to the things that I don’t. I closed the chapters on old dreams so I could move on to new ones

I declared that this was my year to shine, and shine I did! 

For 2014, I’m moving on to adventure. To committing to having more fun, to worrying less, to letting myself walk away from all the things I think I should be doing and just live my life more. To staying open to what may come my way in the new year. 

To letting every new day be an adventure. 

As a bonus, I picked a second word for my business in 2014: legit. I want this to be the year that I finally feel on top of things as a business owner. That I take risks while stabilizing at the same time. That I trust my voice and the skills I have to help make peoples’ lives better. (Or should I say skillz?)

Do you partake in the tradition of choosing a word for your year? 

Giveaway Time: 

I had so much fun with last year’s giveaway that I’m going to do it again! For your chance to win both a 2014 Sparkle & Shine Calendar AND a spot in More Shenanigans, Please (starting January 1), leave a comment below letting me know your word for 2014 (or why you don’t choose one) along with your email address. I’ll choose a winner randomly on 12/31 at 9am. 

(For those of you who’ve already registered for the course, if you win, you can either gift your spot to a friend or get a refund.)

Ready, set, go…

Update: Congratulations Kira Elliott for winning the giveaway! 

**graphics by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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friday’s confession: I’m slowing down.

I wanted to bake cookies for Tim’s co-workers. I had it all planned out – which ones I was going to make, how I was going to package them up, if i was going to handwrite or print the tags. In my head, there was a perfect vision of how all of this was going to turn out. 

Except I didn’t do it. 

I was also planning to write this post early, to get it ready to go by Thursday afternoon so that you could read it bright and early with your Friday morning coffee. 

Except I didn’t do it. 

Instead, I took a long nap. And figured out my health insurance for 2014. And went to my birth prep class. 

Side note: I suppose this confession could also be called, “I can’t do it all.” This is a lesson I keep learning over and over and over again. 

This is the time of year when we all sit back and reflect on the past 12 months, see where we’ve been, what we’ve learned, and how far we’ve come. I’m looking forward to doing that as soon as I can find the time. Or make the time. I think that’s more accurate. 

Currently, I’m making time for my clients and my glitterbomb groups as I wrap up with all of them in preparation for my maternity leave. I’m making time to get our house ready for these two little beans that will be joining us in just a few weeks (!!). I’m making time for a nap each day, because, honestly, I start getting dizzy if I neglect that. I’m making time for more shenanigans and am so excited for this to be my final pre-leave project. 

I’m making time for holiday celebrations with my family and down time with Tim. I’m hoping that lots of movies are in our last-week-of-the-year future. 

Otherwise, I’m not making time for much else. Holiday cards are still in their boxes while the stamps I purchased wait for their turn to be useful. Books are unread. Clothes are unfolded. Cookie jars are unfilled. And that’s okay. 

While the holidays (and baby incubating) are a natural time for this slowing down, it’s all made me realize how much I tend to fill my life with on a day-to-day basis. There’s always somewhere to go, someone to email, some task to check off my list. And it never ends, and it’s never complete. As soon as I’d get a handle on one thing, 5 more would pop up in its place. 

Because that is how I designed my life. Because that is what I invited in. Because to me busy = worthy = effort = love. Without the busy, I wasn’t able to consider myself a hard worker, or popular enough, or quite as determined to do this as I wanted (needed?) to be. 

Don’t get me wrong: so many of these things are pure blessings. I love my family and friends. I adore my clients and am ever-grateful for every business opportunity I’ve had. I cherish the opportunities I have to connect with awesome people every single day. But I also trust that slowing down won’t hurt any of this. 

Slowing down doesn’t mean giving up or neglecting the things that I treasure. It means being more present, more able to relish it all, more adept at soaking it all up. And that’s what I’m after. 

So this is me now: I’m slowing down, both right now, but also down the road, once the babies are here and beyond. It will be a challenge, but I also suspect that it might just be the smartest decision I’ve ever made. 

What are you after right now? How do you combat the busy in your life?

**photo and graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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thought of the day.

Just in case you were wondering: you’ve got this. 

**graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching

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