Bring on the Joy Holiday Planner

If you want to actually savor the holiday season, a little planning goes a long way! I know you already have lots of plates in the air, and adding holiday celebrations to the mix can be overwhelming if you don’t have a game plan. We want to be able to relax and celebrate time with […]

5 Easy Breathing Exercises for Vitality & Relaxation

We all experience feeling low-energy and we all experience feeling stressed out. What if there was an easy way to experience more energy, less stress and feel more balanced overall? If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’ve probably experienced pranayama, or breathing practice. If not, you still most likely use your breathing to calm […]

The Best Laid Plans…

At 11:00 pm last night, when I was already ready for bed, the phone rang. It was my daughter calling from Union Station in Washington DC to say she had missed the bus that was taking her back to college. She was sobbing. There were no other buses or trains she could take to her […]

How To Create a New Habit This Week

I’m really interested in habits, because what we do and think determine the life we live. Habits are the basis for everything else in our lives. As Aristotle so pithily put it, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If we aim to live an excellent life, […]

Leap and the Net Will Appear

Everyone has a dream. A goal that you feel pulled toward. Maybe it’s to write a book, or run a marathon, or create a business, or learn karate, or build a house. There are as many dreams and goals as there are people to dream them! What breaks my heart is the person who’s not […]

5 Ways to Help Your Body Detox Naturally

If you’re feeling sluggish and low on energy, one reason could be that your body needs to be detoxified. Toxins are noxious or poisonous substances that can be harmful to your body – and can make us feel tired and sluggish. I’m not going to talk about drinking green juice, or avoiding processed foods, or […]

Master the Power of Procrastination

When I was in graduate school I developed a strangely effective habit that’s served me well in the years that followed – I call it “Power Procrastination.” We usually think of procrastination as a bad habit, to be avoided.  We think of it as a mental block that stops us from accomplishing what we’d like […]

7 Ways To Retreat When You Can’t Get To The Ashram

Do you feel like you need to rest, recharge and nourish yourself in a focused intentional way? Maybe you feel like you’re living in survival mode, rather than from joy. Maybe you feel like you need time to process a big decision or life event. Maybe you want to receive clear guidance about your next […]

3 Sneaky Habits That Are Stealing Your Energy

I have never met anyone who said, “I’ve got too much energy!  I wish I felt more run-down and overwhelmed.” We all want to have the energy to devote to the people and activities that are important to us – but lots of smart women are running on empty. There are many lifestyle habits that […]

You Are Already An Amazing Miracle

I often do an exercise with my clients where I ask them to write one hundred things that make them awesome. Let me guess.  You just thought, “One hundred things? No way I could ever do that.” Many people have a hard time with it – we are trained to look for our flaws and […]