Do less … so you can experience more

I’m noticing that many mornings–even after a good night’s sleep–I’m waking up feeling exhausted. My take is that with all the chaos, uncertainty and unrest we’re facing both near and far — many of us are not getting the deep, nourishing rest we need to fully replenish. One thing I’m clear about is when we’re […]

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 […]

Is your pace sustainable?

Recently while at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health leading a New Way of Being Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat I met a woman who was the dean at a large medical school. She said they just added a class on  Work-Life Balance & Resiliency to their medical school curriculum, but she wonders if her young doctors […]

Can you go with the flow?

“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 For the last six months, I’ve been hard at […]

Can you go with the flow?

“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 Last weekend my teenager was in total disequilibrium. My […]

Is your pace sustainable?

This past weekend at my Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health New Way of Being Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat I met a woman who was the dean at a large medical school. She said they just added a class on Self-Care & Resiliency to their medical school curriculum, but she wonders if her young doctors in […]

5 questions to help you gain clarity & focus

How do you react when someone asks, “How balanced is your life?” Maybe you feel defensive, frustrated, hopeless, angry or perhaps you roll your eyes and check out completely. The word balance (which can sound exasperating and unrealistic) can be a turnoff and triggering for many who think of balance as being a state of […]

Are your yin & yang out of balance?

As a communications director, throughout my twenties and most of my thirties, I pushed myself hard. After securing media coverage for a client on the TODAY Show, I barely stopped to breathe before I was pitching their story to National Geographic. When it came to generating results, I was convinced if I just “forced” the […]

Simplifying from the inside-out

I remember one 4th of July weekend when my husband and I gathered a small group of friends for a “Freedom Fest.” No fireworks, hot dogs, or Tchaikovsky. Instead, we had a potluck and asked each guest to bring one thing that “I want to be free from,” such as a habit, worry, situation, or […]

Do you live intentionally, or haphazardly?

“A strong intention can make ‘two oceans wide’ be the size of a blanket or ‘seven hundred years’ the time it takes to walk to someone you love.” Rumi Do you ever wonder how all the day-to-day choices you make, big and small, affect your family, career and how you live? Do you feel like […]