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 […]

What the mountains taught me

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe This week I returned from a much anticipated, month-long […]

What’s your intention for this summer?

What is your intention for summer 2014? 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 the end of August? Do you want to reconnect with those you love and start living more in the present? Maybe you’re exhausted […]

Who am I, really?

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you really are.” Joseph Campbell This past week I was visiting with a friend, a wise and trusted OB-GYN. She shared that she is experiencing some sadness and grief. After many decades, she is preparing to shift her role in her group practice and no longer deliver babies. “It’s […]

Do you embrace life’s mysteries?

“Life is not a thing to be managed, it’s a mystery to be lived.” Anonymous In our Austin career coaching offices where our senior coaches see clients, sits a red heart-shaped box filled with some of our favorite inspirational and contemplative quotes. At the end of each career coaching session, clients get to choose a […]

5 days unplugged=whole new perspective

Last week I took a five day writing sabbatical (read more). I was holed up at home and ended up getting a cold, but the week was illuminating nonetheless. Being unplugged for five days helped me see with absolute clarity what was working–and not working–in my life and around how I use technology. At the […]

Why I’m taking a sabbatical

When I was 30 years old I chose to leave a high-stress, perk-filled corporate job and take a month off from the working world to re-design my career path. I had just taken a life-changing trip to Europe and was sitting in my cube working and watching the hands of the clock cruise past 6:30 […]

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

Growing up, our overachiever family placed a high value on competency. Often that translated into a critical mindset towards self and others, where we frequently saw the bad before the good. This way of being, like all patterns, became habitual for many of my siblings. And as my father’s daughter and a champion of “let’s […]

Do what makes you happy

A few years ago I attended a writing workshop and towards the end of the weekend, the facilitator asked us to go around the circle and share, “What makes you happy.” The smell of fresh cut grass, snuggling in bed with loved ones, sitting by a fire, reading to my son, walking the wooded trail […]

Go with the flow in 2014

I haven’t written out annual goals or a marketing plan for my business in two years. On purpose. Yet, I own two successful international coaching/consulting firms, supervise a professional team of eight, travel, am continually generating new programs and expanding our services and offerings globally and am deeply committed to work/life balance. Why would I […]