5 Steps to Harmonize Your Holiday Hustle

5 Steps to Harmonize Your Holiday Hustle

It’s time we examine our choices about how we spend our effort, thought, time, and money during the holiday season. The norms of our culture seem to be built around capitalistic consumption and social expectations. A little awareness of how much mental and emotional...
The Reality and Hidden Invitation of Burnout

The Reality and Hidden Invitation of Burnout

I lay in child’s pose, tears falling into the shag carpet of the living room floor on a Wednesday morning. The unexpected loss of my favorite tree, an ancient silver maple, triggered me. This 80 foot giant stood at the corner of my balcony and enveloped my fifth floor...
Opting Out of the Holiday Hustle

Opting Out of the Holiday Hustle

The end of Summer marks a shift in our energetic patterns. We pick up the pace and return to routine. Just when we settle in, we squeeze in all the activities and obligations of the holidays. No wonder New Year’s resolutions fail. By January, we’re burned...
What it Takes to Generate and Constitute a Self

What it Takes to Generate and Constitute a Self

Life itself has an inertia, a way it’s going by default. The momentum of life and business as usual overtake us and we don’t act to change it. Generally speaking, successful people live differently. They create a “Miracle Morning” or have some routine that gets them...
Two Elements of Self Care for the Strong

Two Elements of Self Care for the Strong

I used to think of self care as something for wimpy people and workaholics. Like an excuse to be lazy or to refresh or reboot. Even a year ago, self care just seemed like a maintenance system to keep my cup full. A way to be more intentional about my commitments, to...
The Perils of Positive Thinking

The Perils of Positive Thinking

Once I posted it, I had to DO it. To walk my talk. To prove to myself that I could. The article discusses a mindset shift: from a default negativity bias to a strengths-basis. The “publish” button catalyzed my personal practice going public. I’m now the facilitator of...