Meditation saves me from myself

“I’m sorry. For everything. Can you forgive me?” This was the text I sent to a beloved Sunday night coming off of a two-day silent meditation retreat with Adyashanti. Meditation always brings me to new understandings. Sometimes to supreme clarity. And always to my most humble and soft places. After meditating for long stretches of […]

Don’t just do something, sit there

I feel edgy. And unsettled. And a bit anxious. Between the bomb violence in Austin last week (my hometown), the current political climate, the wonderful but emotional March for our Lives rallies on Saturday and my always-pushing-the-boundaries teen, I’m not feeling too grounded. So rather than slide into my typical MO of over-doing or trying […]

When in Doubt, Do Nothing

Our A/C went out yesterday on Mother’s Day (it was 95 degrees). This morning, in addition to dealing with a disgruntled teen and catching up at work after being out sick all last week, my husband needed me to deal with A/C repair bids and scheduling.  I looked down at my growing to-do list and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why I meditate

I woke up this morning feeling tired even though I got eight solid hours of sleep last night.  Transitioning and training new staff,  switching gears to a new summer routine and looking at real estate while we engage in long-term financial planning has got my brain working overtime. And it’s not good.  Not only does overthinking raise my […]

9 ways to own your power

One of our career coaching clients, Alicia, had a rough week. After she received a disconcerting email from a new business partner—it became very clear they were speaking different languages and not on the same page. She paused and decided to stop the email tennis match, pick up the phone and set up a walking […]

Meditation saves me … from myself

I woke up this morning exhausted. Triggered. And I could feel my negative thoughts lining up like little toy soldiers ready to go to battle. After a weekend of push-back from my rapidly maturing adolescent, I felt like I’d just left an eight hour wrestling match with no clear winner in sight. So even though […]

I Choose Love … Again

I vividly remember an afternoon fourteen years ago when I was living in an apartment in central Austin with my husband-to-be, curled up in front of the fireplace reading my dad’s old, weathered copy of Return to Love by author/teacher Marianne Williamson. The book’s core message–that every moment and every day we’re presented with two […]

Rest

As I’m juggling summer camp logistics for my son, final editing on my new book, retreat prep/facilitation, managing business details and interviewing/training staff I find myself spiking with envy when I see my friends summer vacation photos. Last week I had some serious deadlines to nail, but Wednesday during my morning meditation I heard loud and clear that […]