7 ways to have a more mindful vacation

I was visiting with a good friend last week who was feeling exhausted, frustrated and saddened that her recent family vacation was not what she had intended. “We crammed too much in, checked our work email too often and didn’t build in enough downtime. I don’t feel like we really got to connect as a […]

Do less, experience more

Recently, our family was invited to visit friends for the weekend at their cabin on the river, an hour’s drive from our house. The night before we were going to leave, my husband and I were frantically creating lists of all the things we needed to buy, prepare, and pack — when we suddenly paused […]

8 ways to have a mindful vacation

I was visiting with a good friend last week who was feeling exhausted, frustrated and saddened that her recent family vacation was not what she had intended. “We crammed too much in, checked our work email too often and didn’t build in enough downtime. I don’t feel like we really got to connect as a family,” she shared. Planning […]

My challenge to you this summer: DO IT DIFFERENT!

This morning I made migas with mushrooms for breakfast. Then I dropped off my son to volunteer at our friends wonderful farm camp (where I was greeted by roosters and got to pet a gentle horse and a goat) and I attended a morning yoga class. Driving to my office to begin my workday, I […]

6 questions to stop you in your tracks

Last Friday I led a one-day self-renewal retreat for wonderful group of women in Austin. It was a wise, creative, contemplative group. There were many insights and “ah-ha’s” shared, but one that stayed with me was, “I never knew a question could carry so much power. That really made me think,” from a woman in […]

Messy isn’t a bad thing

I’m the oldest of seven children, five boys and two girls. Growing up with four hyper-active brothers (the boy/girl twins arrived on the scene when I was 14), our home was constant chaos. Slingshots firing, mad games of indoor tag, impromptu cooking and science experiments that often spilled from the kitchen out into the whole […]

On being anxious (and how to remove cat hairs)

The summer before 6th grade, my parents moved me and my four brothers across the country–away from my best friends Ann, Karen and Laura–to an alternative school on a yoga commune in the Sierra Nevada mountains of CA (this was part of their plan to simplify our lives; if you’ve read my memoir-ish new release […]

How I plan to simplify my life

I don’t think I’m cut out for modern living. Lately, things just seem like they’re moving too fast: too many options, too much juggling, too many demands, too many  (perceived) have to’s and too much traffic (I just found out Austin is now the 11th biggest city in the US–so much for our old Austin […]

How to have the summer you desire

“It’s summertime and the living is easy …”  Or maybe it’s not. Last weekend I led a retreat at Kripalu Yoga & Wellness Center for 65 women. During our Saturday break, I attended a dance class and the instructor opened with these song lyrics.  As I started to move, I felt my heart crest and […]

10 ways to nurture your soul (and a new video!)

Over the years, our career coaching clients have shared that one of the biggest gifts they receive from working with our team is being challenged to imagine what is possible in their lives and careers: to shed the shackles of their expectations, to dump their old, crunchy, outdated ways of being in the world, and […]