Unleashing the power of sisterhood

“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.”  ― Marianne Williamson I recently spoke at a girls empowerment conference to a group of three hundred ten to thirteen-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a […]

Are you choosing love … or fear?

This past Sunday evening on Mother’s Day, I returned home from an amazing retreat feeling euphoric and transformed. My husband and son picked me up from the airport. My teen had just returned from a late-night sleepover so my expectations for the evening were low: a quick bite out at our favorite pizza spot and […]

What we crave: connection & community

Recently after speaking at a women’s leadership conference on work-life balance, I was approached by a woman from the audience, her eyes were filled with tears. She said while sitting listening to me talk about the importance of building a support network (read more), she had a light bulb moment. Even though she attended a […]

The power of sisterhood

“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.”  ― Marianne Williamson I once spoke at a girls empowerment conference to a group of three hundred ten to thirteen-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a small […]

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

What is your intention for summer 2015? Do you plan to slow down and enjoy unscheduled downtime 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 your calendar […]

6 questions to stop you in your tracks

Last Friday I led a one-day self-renewal retreat for wonderful group of women in Austin. It was a wise, creative, contemplative group. There were many insights and “ah-ha’s” shared, but one that stayed with me was, “I never knew a question could carry so much power. That really made me think,” from a woman in […]

Shedding

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 whither on the vine. Die. Crumble. And fall […]

Are you ignoring your emotional self-care?

Last night I attended a small women’s circle where we took turns sharing where we are in our lives and where we’re headed next. Afterwards, we did a short meditation and then created beautiful 2015 vision boards together, taking time at the end for show and tell. This morning I woke up feeling fabulously nourished and complete. […]

Can you be with what is?

This past weekend my husband and I needed to have a crucial conversation with our middle schooler, but due to schedule conflicts, his mood swings and poor timing, this talk kept getting postponed. My anxiety around wanting to have this conversation sooner than later continued to mount, but in the midst of all these swirling emotions […]

Maybe it’s time … to ask for help

We weren’t meant to do everything for ourselves. We all need support — lots of it. Assess how you currently navigate challenges. You or your spouse just got laid off from your job.  Do you immediately isolate, put on your armor, grab your sword, and head out into the forest to slay the dragon alone? […]