How to say “no” and why it’s so crucial

I woke up Saturday morning and could feel my breath was short and shallow and my chest was tight and constricted. My plate was too full–professionally and personally. Some things had to go. I was born with a lot of energy, and one of my life-long challenges is I tend to over-schedule (read more on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Slow Down You Move Too Fast!

This weekend I found myself frequently humming, “Slow down, you move too fast …” Lately, it feels like life is moving too fast. A month feels like a week–a week, like a day. Saturday night we really felt the effects of this. My husband and I were supposed to attend a big fund raiser for […]

Radical Self-Care

Are you willing to p*** people off in order to take care of yourself? I just returned from our amazing Fall Self-Renewal Retreat at The Crossings with twenty wonderful women from around the U.S. (Look for more to come on our April 2010 retreat.) During one session, we explored what our “barriers to self-care” are: […]


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 […]