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 […]

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 […]

Total Catastrophe – or “Lesson Learned the Hard Way”

  Whoever said “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure,” knew what she was talking about! Friends would describe me as organized, on top of things, able to get stuff done. I’m a big proponent of setting priorities and sticking with them.  Of not getting distracted.  Of not spending time on things […]

3 Ways to Manage the Voices in Your Head

You’ve set your daily and weekly priorities, you’ve defined your tiny action steps, but maybe still feel stuck and thwarted by the chatter in your mind saying things like: “You’ll never achieve that.  You’re not good enough, smart enough, young enough, old enough, disciplined enough – just not enough, period.” “Who do you think you are? […]

How to Get Clear on Where You’re Going

You hear lots of folks talking about the importance of having a clear vision, clear priorities and clear goals in order to be living a joyful, fulfilling life – but do you really understand how critical this is? Clarity gives you energy, a sense of purpose, focus when making decisions, and a sense of both […]

Fill Your Cup with Delight Every Day

It’s not what you do it’s how you do it.  It’s not what you see, it’s how you look at it.  It’s not how your life is, it’s how you live it. ~ Nishan Panwar Do you take time every day to do something to delight yourself? I love the word “delight!”  It has the […]