Are you craving unscheduled time?

When I travel and speak on work/life balance I consistently hear three things from my fellow Americans: a) Things are moving too fast; I’m spread too thin and consequently I’m not effective at work or at home, b) I feel like I can’t unplug; being constantly tethered to my phone is stressing me out and […]

8 ways to reclaim your humanity

Yesterday I had a lot of big deadlines to hit. Plowing through work, I began to feel more like a robot than a homo sapien. So midway through the afternoon I made myself pause, found my dog’s leash and headed out with my canine into the chilly weather for a short, brisk walk. I made […]

Struggling with self-care? Start here

“Self-care—the art of attuning and responding to your needs and desires, moment to moment—is not about adding something to your to-do list, it’s about cultivating a new way of being with yourself.” – Renee Trudeau Last week I spoke at a women’s life balance event and afterwards I visited with an attendee who asked, “I know […]

Do you need a fresh perspective?

I’m having a lot of “not good enough” thoughts come up right now around parenting. Some days, all I can do is take it hour by hour, breathe and pray. My productivity at work has suffered and I’m finding myself hopping on the worry train way too often. I know this is a temporary state, […]

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 […]

Many things are true at once

“Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” ~Shakespeare Around the globe, many of us are experiencing deep frustration and despair right now. Others are expanding joyfully into new ways of being and seeing.  And most of us are dancing with both. I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in a […]

5 positive ways to start your day

I’m in the middle of my busiest speaking time. I just finished two engagements and am preparing for two more. While I love to travel, break routine and “do it different,” going for extended periods where I’m eating new foods, sleeping in hotels and flying, can be hard on the body. So the one thing […]

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 […]