Finding peace through being with what is

As I along with so many others have attempted to digest all of the crises and atrocities we’ve been observing around the world, I have found myself vacillating between wanting to run out and take action and withdrawing from overwhelm to return to the  safety of my home.  Throughout this emotional roller coast I’ve continued […]



Finding peace through being with what is

As I along with the rest of the US have attempted to digest all of the crises and atrocities we’ve been observing, I have found myself vacillating between wanting to run out and take action and withdrawing from overwhelm to return to the  safety of my home.  Throughout this emotional roller coast I’ve continued to […]



Choosing to let go

One time my husband was headed out of town to attend a national conference. As I was driving him to the airport, he casually mentioned he would be making a key presentation to his colleagues and asked if I had any quick tips. This really triggered me; in my former life as a highly sought-after […]



Allowing

Last March my family took a trip to Big Bend National Park. In the middle of our family vacation, after a long day of hiking in the canyon and swimming in the river, we stopped at a quiet, still campground on the banks of the Rio Grande. As soon as we pulled in to park, […]



Unplugged

Are you really living your life … or are you watching your life being lived? Last night my husband told me he “likes me better the way I am right now.” I’m at the beginning of an 8-week writing/creativity sabbatical and the ah-has are coming faster than I can catch them. I’m really getting that […]



Waves

This past weekend, my family headed to the Texas coast for a 48 hour date with Mother Nature. We have not taken a vacation since my husband was laid off last summer from his software job (he’s on a short-term contract gig right now) and we really needed a break. In general, we like to […]



Letting Go

As I write the theme for this post in the subject line above, I can feel half my body applauding loudly and the other half saying, “Really?!” Sitting at my desk at work right now surrounded by tax forms, to-do lists, contracts to review and pistachios–I’m juggling one of our cars being in the shop […]



Let Go

The person closest to me in the world had their performance review last week. He mentioned about two weeks ago that he wanted some coaching to prepare for this (this is something I get paid big bucks to do for others on a regular basis and am very skilled at—I was happy to be asked […]



The Release

Happy New Year! Being a coach and someone who is always exploring the realm of “human potential,” I love the New Year. It’s a great time to release what didn’t serve you or blocked you in the previous year (some of my friends even like to write down these qualities or issues on paper and […]