Change the way you look at things

I’m moving across the floor in Nia class and finding myself becoming more and more annoyed with the woman dancing in front of me. The room is packed—it’s a farewell class for one of our dear members who’s moving out of state—yet the woman I’m watching seems oblivious to this. Twirling, spinning and flailing –she’s claiming space […]

Why it’s essential to “do less” this year

I’m noticing that lately I’m waking up many mornings–even after a good night’s sleep–feeling tired. Actually, wiped out and exhausted. My guess is with all the chaos, uncertainty and unrest we’re facing both near and far — that many of us are not getting the deep, relaxed rest we need to fully replenish. One thing […]

9 self-care practices I can’t live without

I continue to swirl in a vortex of feelings after the amazing Women’s March on Austin this past weekend (read Why I Am Marching). It was incredibly powerful and emotionally exhausting.  As a result of all the stimulation and tumult from the previous seven days, my family’s diet and well-being didn’t get the care it […]

Why I’m marching (and hope you’ll join me)

This Saturday, January 21st, more than a million women and men from around the US and the world will be gathering in Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington and participating in Sister Marches around the globe (click here to find a Sister March near you).  My good friend journalist/activist Annie Hartnett in Austin […]

4 questions I’m asking before I leap into 2017

I love the month of January in many ways. As a coach/speaker/author who has spent almost 30 years studying, writing and teaching in the area of human potential and transformational growth, this window of time–ripe with possibility–always excites me. And this year in particular, feels like it brings with it an invitation to step into […]

7 reasons to choose LOVE over FEAR in 2017

Recently I returned home from an amazing women’s retreat (an early birthday present!) feeling euphoric and transformed. My husband and son picked me up from the airport. My teen had just returned from a late-night sleepover so my expectations for the evening were low: a quick bite out at our favorite pizza spot and then, hopefully, […]

Wanting to crawl into your cave? Here’s why

This Wednesday the 21st marks the winter solstice, the longest night of the year and the first day of winter. The solstice is significant on many levels, but for me, it always signifies an invitation to honor and embrace the time of year when nature calls us to go inward. We live in a culture […]

Are you focusing on what you want (or DON’T want)?

Maya, my client, is wading through some swampy waters with a nonprofit she’s invested a huge amount of time, energy and money in. Active on the board for more than 12 years, she can clearly see all the challenges that the group is facing and it’s easy to come up with a list of all […]

4 ways to practice self-compassion

When my mother died in 2000, the quote my siblings and I chose for the front of her celebration of life program was, “The fruit of love is service–which is compassion in action.” Mother Teresa My mom’s ability to feel empathy, acceptance and deep compassion for those who suffered–particularly her patients–was deeply moving. One time […]

5 ways to start your day (& change your life)

My family and I just returned from a whirlwind vacation in California.  I loved stepping out of my daily routine and eating new foods, sleeping in new places and exploring new locales. But when I arrived back home this weekend, I felt a visceral pull to return to my favorite morning practices. Why? Because as […]