Permission granted: 5 ways to find rest this holiday

Does the thought of hanging lights and attending holiday work parties make you want to grab your sleeping bag and run for the nearest cave? 2015 has been intense for many of us.  Often, we felt over-scheduled, overworked and we rarely got the chance to unplug.  We navigated big career and life transitions—and had little time […]

Permission granted: 5 ways to find rest this holiday

Does the thought of hanging Christmas lights and attending holiday work parties make you want to grab your sleeping bag and run for the nearest cave? 2013 has been intense for many of us.  We felt overscheduled, overworked and we rarely got the chance to unplug.  We navigated big career and life transitions—and had little […]

Do less, experience more

There are three kinds of people in the world: those whose self-worth rests entirely on “doing”; those who can’t relax and play until they’ve “done their work” (the good old Puritan work ethic); and those who can relax and play at any time and never feel guilty! My husband fits the last category — in […]

Doing vs. Being

This is the time of year that many of us feel more like human doings than human beings. Yesterday afternoon, my husband and son went out to work on costumes for one of my husband’s upcoming Samba School gigs. I had been looking forward to this rare present all day: two to three hours of […]

Doing Mania

This is the time of year that many of us feel more like human doings than human beings. Yesterday afternoon, my husband and seven-year old son went out to work on costumes for one of my husband’s upcoming Samba gigs. I had been looking forward to this rare present all day: two to three hours […]

Seasoning

I started a six-week writing sabbatical–basically dedicating 4 hours/day to writing about and exploring a theme that has been sitting with me for over a year–on Monday June 30th. I have been planning since January–moving client appointments around, tightening our company overhead this summer, arranging for neat summer camp experiences for my son, making sure […]