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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]