How to be a human

Not long ago my husband and I were milling around in the kitchen making breakfast and lunches and preparing for school and work. We looked up and saw our 15 year-old on his computer. My husband took a peek as he walked behind my son’s back—we have “no screens before school” policy as we believe […]

Can You Be with What Is?

This morning as I settled into my meditation cushion for my sit, I could feel my chest tighten and an army of “shoulds” line up at the door. As is typical in May with end of school-year activities, I am juggling too much on the work, home and relationship front and am teetering on the […]

When in Doubt, Do Nothing

Our A/C went out yesterday on Mother’s Day (it was 95 degrees). This morning, in addition to dealing with a disgruntled teen and catching up at work after being out sick all last week, my husband needed me to deal with A/C repair bids and scheduling.  I looked down at my growing to-do list and […]

The Best Investment You Can Make

I just returned from an international women’s conference featuring personal development, leadership, life purpose and international women’s rights speakers from around the world. From authors Elizabeth Gilbert and Marianne Williamson to journalist activists Lisa Ling and Zainab Salbi (founder of Women for Women International)–everyone stressed the importance of regularly stepping back from your life to […]

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 […]

Shedding the old, making way for the new

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. Joseph Campbell I’m doing a lot of shedding right now. Letting things wither on the vine. Die. Crumble. And fall […]

Finding peace through being with what is

As I along with so many others have attempted to digest all of the crises and atrocities we’ve been observing around the world, I have found myself vacillating between wanting to run out and take action and withdrawing from overwhelm to return to the  safety of my home.  Throughout this emotional roller coast I’ve continued […]

Feeling called to take action? Read this first

I just got back from leading a self-renewal retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health for 50 women from across the US and Mexico from their 20’s to their 70’s; our theme was Embracing the Wild Unknown. I love leading retreats at these national centers as it gives me a “macro” snapshot of where […]

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 […]

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 […]