Spring Cleaning for the Mind

Spring Cleaning for the Mind

The spring Equinox has just passed and we can feel the days lengthening and the earth warming here in the Northern hemisphere.  I get the urge to spring clean the house, to open up and create space in my home and office.  But one thing often gets neglected when we are focused on our spring […]

Helping Kids Be Self-Aware

Helping Kids Be Self-Aware

At the Wisdom 2.0 conference in February, I was privileged to see so many amazing speakers doing incredible work in the world.  One of my favorite groups by far was Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and their training program for school teachers and students. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, was the […]

The Scoop on Affirmations

I have always been skeptical of affirmations. Here are some of the thoughts I have had about them over the years: “You cannot make reality with thoughts.” “It is just a bandaid to the pain.” “My thoughts aren’t going to change any thing.” and on and on… But in spite of these previous skepticisms, I […]

Dream Your Own Dream

I attended an amazing women’s leadership event this past weekend.  It was inspiring and sweet to see over 400 women together, supporting and leading.  No dream was too big and no one was brought down by another woman. I walked away from this event pondering, “What is it I want my life? What do I want my leadership, […]

Little Healthy Habits

“What we call little things are merely the causes of great things; they are the beginning, the embryo, and it is the point of departure which, generally speaking, decides the whole future of an existence.”–Henri Frederic Amiel As you might know from reading past articles, it has been a tough winter for my family in […]

Is Your Self-Care Tied Up in Self-Worth?

Is Your Self-Care Tied Up in Self-Worth?

I have been developing a few workshops over the last couple months. And with this comes the need to work through fears around public speaking, and the value of what I am offering my clients. As I developed content, reached out to venues and self-coached through the internal chatter that was arising, I discovered the […]

How I Fell Down Last Week (sick) and the Lessons Learned.

A couple weeks ago I got really sick. As a mom, getting sick means still doing much of our job. But unfortunately, I was so sick I couldn’t even drive. So I did a few things I have learned to do when I can’t be on the ball as mom. After I made it through […]

Marie Kondo: Another Standard To Live Up To; Or NOT?

It seems like every new organizing or coaching client I meet brings up the Marie Kondo book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. There are a few distinct reactions. Some people love it, and are using it as an inspiration and guide to “tidy up”. Others hate it. Then there is another group- the group […]

How Evernote Kept Me Sane: Conference Images and Notes

I was lucky to attend the Wisdom 2.0 Conference last weekend and there was so much to learn and contemplate, I wanted to be able to capture the most precious moments and thoughts. So, I created a Wisdom 2.0 note in Evernote and was able to put photos from slide shows and copies of my […]

Self-Care: Do We Breathe Deeply Enough?

I recently learned that on average, we as humans only take in enough oxygen on each breathe for minimal sustenance.  We actually need about 3 times the amount we normally breathe to thrive.  This reminded me of one of my favorite brief, cheap, accessible to everyone, self-care activities.  I recommend a technique to my clients […]