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 […]

What is Yours to Do Today?

I don’t remember where I first heard this question, but it is a powerful way to calm and center yourself when you’re feeling frazzled: “What is mine to do today?” Many of us struggle with feelings of busyness and overwhelm.  It’s so easy to get caught up in our endless to-do lists – to get […]

Busy Women’s Guide to Self Care for a Happy, Healthy (Sane) Holiday Season

Most folks I speak with at this time of year have a bit of a frantic gleam in their eyes as they describe all that they’ve got on their plates for the upcoming holiday season.  They are looking forward to family, friends, fun and cherished holiday traditions AND they feel overwhelmed at the thought of all there […]

How Do You Recover From the Epic Fail?

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”  Oscar Wilde We have all experienced it.  The epic fail.  Nobody came to your party.  You didn’t get the job.  You really stuck your foot in your mouth with a new acquaintance.  Anything that you’ve planned, hoped and worked toward with all of your heart that […]

Slow Down…No Matter How Busy You Are

Your alarm goes off. You hit the snooze button several times before pulling yourself out of bed. This is the only moment in the day in which you will be slow. From here on out you are on the clock – eating in a hurry, speeding off to work or somewhere with the kids, rushing […]

3 Step Formula to Get What You Really Want

We all know someone who has: ended one bad relationship only to dive into a new relationship and experience the exact same problems, or  left a toxic work situation only to find a new job that’s even worse, or started a new exercise program only to abandon it after a week, or sworn she’s going to stop […]

Are You Telling a Victim Story?

It’s often easier to blame circumstances outside of ourselves for our failure to move toward our goals than it is to take responsibility for our choices.  It can be gratifying and fun to play the victim. You could have lost that five pounds if only you hadn’t had to go to  so many social events […]

Do What’s Hard

During my first week at college, I saw a flyer tacked up on a bulletin board – “If you’re interested in joining the women’s crew team, show up at this place at this time.” So I did. I had never rowed before, but it drew me in.  The first time I sat in a shell […]

Don’t Believe the B.S.

Go ahead.  Take a bubble bath.  Buy yourself a new nail polish.  Watch some trashy TV.  Spend an hour on Facebook.  But don’t believe for one minute that any of those activities are going to help you change your life in any real way. They will help you stuff your feelings.  They will help you avoid […]

Driving as Spiritual Practice

I live in one of the top three worst areas for traffic in the U.S. I get to regularly experience the frustration of too many cars and not enough road. I also get to experience “bad” drivers: rude, oblivious, texting, self-centered cell-phone wielders, who seem to feel that paying attention (to the road, common courtesy […]