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 […]

Five ways to support balance & flow this school year

Recently we were shopping for school supplies with my fifteen-year-old and talking about whether he’ll be able to work as a lifeguard all year, what sports he’ll participate in this fall and if he wants to continue playing in the high school jazz band. I could feel my chest start to tighten as we envisioned […]

Ask yourself THIS before summer slips away

My son starts his sophomore year of high school in two weeks and I feel like the last day of school was yesterday. If I had to choose a few words to describe our family’s summer, I’d say productive, fruitful and filled with growth and challenges. My son really stretched himself over the past three […]

When we feel it, we heal it

How comfortable are you “feeling uncomfortable feelings?” During my 20’s and 30’s I experienced my parent’s divorce, my brother’s suicide, and the death of my mother and father.  All of the pain, sadness, betrayal, anger and abandonment these losses brought up for me left me with a deep desire to stuff, ignore or run from […]

Set a summer intention (+ 9 ways to say no)

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 and start living more in the present? Maybe you’re exhausted and need to pull out […]

Are you in transition, too?

Tran·si·tion.   tranˈziSH(ə)n,tranˈsiSH(ə)n/. noun   1. the process or a period of changing from one state of being or condition to another I got to connect with some dear friends over the holiday weekend and it seems just about everyone I know is facing a big transition. My friend Anna’s last day at the job she could no […]

Learning to Go with the Flow

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu In 2016 I created an initiative to support families that I’m fairly passionate about and I’ve been returning to it off […]

What is your life trying to tell you?

At my last UNLEASHED ATX  workshop in Austin, I was visiting with two long-time entrepreneurs who both shared they were getting signs it was time to let their business go so they could harness and redirect their energy towards “what’s next.” But, easier said than done. Both have spent years and a good chunk of […]

8 ways to access your feminine energy

As a life balance coach/author, I speak, teach, write and facilitate experiences to support people in coming into greater balance on all levels, including: being and doing, thinking and feeling, giving and receiving, working and playing and more. For some of us, finding balance in our relationships–both with ourselves and our loved ones–can be our greatest challenge.  Interestingly a […]

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 […]