6 tips for taking a personal retreat

This month I have been managing so many moving pieces — working on our new web site, training new team members, booking new speaking engagements and workshops, vetting new partnerships–that I have found it hard just to hear myself think. So recently, instead of continuing to plow through all the pressing to-do’s in my inbox, […]

5 reasons you need to ask for help

Recently I was leading a life balance workshop for a sales team on Building Your Support Network. When I asked the group to take a few minutes to sketch out what an ideal professional/personal support team would look like for each of them, the room got very quiet. Most in the room admitted that the […]

What if everything is just perfect?

“If you want reality to be different than what it is, you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.” Author/teacher Byron Katie For the last ten days, I’ve been waking up at 2:30 a.m. and my mind has been chattering wildly about all the problems it perceives in the world, in my […]

Are you honoring your journey?

Last week in the middle of my NIA class, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “Wow, you’ve aged, you really look tired.” I was tired. Not “I didn’t get a good night’s sleep tired,” but tired from the emotionally intense rollercoaster I just stepped off of (challenging relationship dynamics with family members […]

How do you want to BE in 2019?

2018 was emotionally intense for me and most of my family, friends and clients, but one thing that helped me get through this period was my quality for the year: KINDNESS (read more). I don’t have to tell you that most New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside come March 1st.  The idea of […]

7 tips for a more mindful vacation

I was visiting with a good friend last week who was feeling exhausted, frustrated and saddened that her recent family vacation was not what she had intended. “We crammed too much in, checked our work email too often and didn’t build in enough downtime. I don’t feel like we really got to connect as a family,” she shared. Planning […]

6 reasons you should ask for help

Lately I’ve been spending time envisioning and strategizing the next phase of my business which will include much more travel and speaking. And I’ve been enlisting lots of help. When I have a large-scale plan I’m executing, I find tremendous comfort knowing I can tap my robust support network for mentoring, new perspectives, connections and resources. […]

Claim the summer you desire (+ tips for saying no)

I love summer and can’t wait to dive into an exciting new creative project. What’s your intention for this summer? Do you plan to slow down and enjoy expanses of unscheduled time with your family? Is there a work or creative project you want to complete by early September? Do you desire to reconnect with those you love […]

Why “pausing” is key to finding balance

This month I have been managing so many moving pieces — training new team members, booking new speaking gigs and workshops, setting up new office systems and vetting new partnerships–that I have found it hard just to hear myself think. So this past Thursday, instead of continuing to plow through all the pressing to-do’s in […]

Do you force or allow things to happen?

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” ― Lao Tzu As a communications director, throughout my twenties and most of my […]