For so many of us, including some of my clients, this year has been a bumpy ride.
I'm still grieving the loss of my dad.
As a nation, the U.S. feels more turbulent now than in the past few decades.
Though necessary, transformation and revolution are rarely comfortable and joyful.
Even in the darkness, we can still seek hope. Here's some inspiration:
In Winter's darkness, we invite and celebrate the return of Spring’s light.
Before electricity, this was a time of moving inward, calm, rest, and ultimately renewal. Yet, in modern culture, it’s often the busiest part of the year.
If the holiday bustle isn’t chaotic enough, it’s easy to get caught up in the political negativity du jour.
Noticing how easy it is to find what’s “wrong” in the world (whether it’s my small personal world,...
I invite you to take a breath. Through your nose: Deeeeep Inhaaaaale. Out your mouth: Deeeeep Exhaaaaale. Now how about two more of those?
Okay, now that your nervous system has had a moment to recalibrate, let’s talk about the holidays. If that made your breathing quicken again, I invite you to go back and take a few more deep breaths before continuing to read.
Have you ever thought about how much you’re running in obligation mode in the month of December?
No matter what you...
Sweet Friend, Today, I sit in gratitude for you.
Thank you for sharing yourself and your journey with me.
You bring me hope for humanity through your celebrations of triumph, curiosity about handling a particular situation, openness to living life more consciously, and desire to choose more love and kindness for all Beings, including yourself.
It's been a bit of a rough week for me with oral surgery last Friday and helping our sweet elderly cat, Bella. cross...
Have you heard of this miracle cure called “sleep?” It’s not new, but it’s often overlooked.
For the first 36 years of my life, I didn’t think much of it. It just happened. I guess that means I was pretty good at it. Oh, how little we appreciate the ever-present treasures that exist automatically.
Once my daughter was born, sleep and I began to have complications in our relationship and our nightly trysts were painfully thwarted by a waking baby. Bleary-eyed and...
Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Walking or driving through our little town of Nevada City, California, I am forever gasping at the beauty of nature's colorful display. I even have specific "favorite" trees I watch throughout this time of year.
If we listen, we can hear Fall's leaf colors whispering to slow down and begin to collect ourselves for the invitation to rest in Winter.
Slip into your own skin. Ask your body, “Love, what do you need?” An answer will...
You have plenty to do and your time is valuable. I'm dedicated to sharing simple, potent information, so I’ve made sure that you can read (or watch) each one of these Readers' Favorite Love Letters within 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!
This week, there’s been a theme with my clients. They’re putting into practice some of the tools I suggest and their lives are changing. For the better.
Can you resonate with this? One of my clients—let’s call her Jackie—has always been a people pleaser. She’s at the top of everyone’s list when they need something done because she’s always said yes. But she started feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and used up by life. By the time she was...
At the base of everything we do, our goal is to be happy. It may not always look that way on the surface, but if you really drill down, you'll see that it's true.
Here’s a little experiment I’ve done with my clients and in my classes. First, I ask someone to tell me a small goal they have and then follow with a series of questions. Here’s an example:
Goal: I want to volunteer at an animal shelter.
A: I want to help animals.
Q: What does it do for you to be...
I had other plans for today's Love Letter to you. I was all set to tell you about my new project, and now, all I can think about is what's happening to our planet. All the devastation and loss of life—in all forms. First Harvey, now Irma, then Jose and Katia. All interwoven with insane fires and ash on the west coast and an enormous earthquake in Mexico. This is a scary time with some crazy weather.
As a native Floridian with pretty much all of my family living...
Want to know how it would feel if you moved yourself to the top of your priority list, could lovingly say "no" to what's not in alignment, and lived your life "on purpose?"