What’s your vision for how you want to live?

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. Seneca Most people are surprised to hear that I love making a big pot of minestrone soup for my family and neighbors as much as I love getting invited to go to India to speak to a women’s group on […]

9 ways to say no

Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Goethe It’s October. That time of year when many of us feel like we’re running from one thing to the next and there’s barely time to catch our breath. As much as I’ve worked on dialing it back and doing […]

4 ways to be more compassionate with yourself

The quote my siblings and I chose for the front of my mom’s funeral service 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 when I was about twelve, […]

My #1 life balance secret

“Are you listening to your life; what is it trying to tell you?” Renee Trudeau Most people are surprised to hear that I love making a big pot of minestrone soup for my family and friends as much as I love getting invited to go to India to speak to a women’s group on work/life […]

What are you missing?

In the next three weeks, I will be managing an extra full plate at work: multiple speaking engagements, leading a retreat, finishing a new telecourse and more.  And as I look at my schedule–all things I truly love to do and that feed me–at times, I’m finding myself wanting to blink and wake up on […]

My Mother’s Day gift to you (and me)

For over a decade I coached thousands of men and women in career transition on how to create a strategic career plan, leverage their brilliance and come into greater alignment with their life purpose (I have since trained a wonderful team of career/life coaches to do this!). Now, I’m in the midst of a professional […]

What Makes Me Happy … Now

Last week my son had a couple of days off from school and we headed to visit family in San Antonio—one of the ten largest cities in the U.S., one of the most overweight cities in America and a population that frankly, loves to shop, party and constantly be on the go! It was wonderful […]

I Choose Love

Twelve years ago, right before I got married, I vividly remember living in an apartment in central Austin with my husband-to-be and reading Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. The book’s messages changed my life. The core theme that I think about everyday is there are only ever two choices in life: love or fear. […]

I Love My Body

I celebrated my 45th birthday over this past weekend. But I didn’t feel social (unusual for me). I just felt a strong pull to nest, rest and reflect—read more—so much so that I cancelled my long-anticipated workshop with Shiva Rea and instead spent a good part of Sunday alone enjoying a massage, a hot aromatherapy […]

Thank You Jonah

My husband and I are taking a seven-week parenting class right now. Most of us weren’t “born” to know how to consciously parent and many of us didn’t have healthy models for how to be in relationship, so getting support on how to do the hardest and most important job in the world is well […]