Are you choosing love … or fear?

This past Sunday evening on Mother’s Day, I returned home from an amazing retreat feeling euphoric and transformed. My husband and son picked me up from the airport. My teen had just returned from a late-night sleepover so my expectations for the evening were low: a quick bite out at our favorite pizza spot and […]

5 tips for choosing a therapist

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung In the past month I probably received at least ten requests from friends asking for referrals for great therapists. Whenever these calls come in, I try and get my friends to slow down, step back and approach this process with mindfulness and intention. Take your […]

9 ways to say no

Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Goethe It’s October. That time of year when many of us feel like we’re running from one thing to the next and there’s barely time to catch our breath. As much as I’ve worked on dialing it back and doing […]

Are you at a threshold, too?

THRESHOLD    noun/thresh·old/ˈthresh-ˌhōld: the starting point for a new state or experience. Yesterday we attended a moving “Ceremony of 13” at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar […]

4 reasons to take a digital detox

Today marks my first day back in the office after five days unplugged (no computer use, email, TV/movies and only minimal phone use). I took off Thursday morning through Monday night–essentially only 3 work days–and spent the time working in my garden, writing, swimming, doing creative visioning for my business, walking barefoot outdoors, cooking a […]

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 […]

Setting a summer intention (+9 ways to say no)

What is your intention for summer 2015? 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 early September? Do you desire to reconnect with those you love and start living more in the present? Maybe you’re exhausted and need to pull out your calendar […]

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 […]