I know the typical theme for summer is “the lazy days of summer,” but in feeling the pulse of the world around me, it’s not what I’m witnessing or hearing from friends and clients. Instead, I’m seeing packed weekends, fast-paced vacations, and the push to do more. I’m certainly not immune from getting caught up [...]
Do you remember “permission slips” from when you were a kid? I certainly do. There were wonderful little slips of paper that equaled a little adventure. My mom’s signature upon them meant trips to the science museum, the zoo, the General Motors plant…as well as slips to attend special classes, like that film on sex [...]
A client told me she was looking for the keys to activate her super powers. You know those superpowers. The ones that allow you to be faster than a quickly-filling in-box, more powerful than a never-ending to-do-list, and able to leap tall piles of laundry in a single bound. I get it. In this over-scheduled, [...]
Life is a funny thing. I went into my sabbatical with the primary intent of re-discovering my center. I’m happy to report that I found not only my center, but so much more. I’d love to tell you that the moment my sabbatical began, the heavens opened up the sun shone brightly to illuminate my [...]
With You – By Taking Risks and Practicing Courage When I penned my Valentine to you, I mentioned that the entire month of February would be devoted to a celebration of LOVE. I’m all about loving the people in your world – and the person you must fall madly in love with (again) is yourself. [...]
The last couple of weeks, I’ve written about seeing your life as a ship. In order to live the life of your dreams – the life you were meant to live – you lovingly and joyfully create a compass to guide you. Though there are four points on a compass, this compass is made up [...]
Just like our personal values are the rudder of our ships will become a basis for plotting our life, if you aren’t in touch with your heart’s desire, then creating your year can’t happen. That’s because your ship needs an anchor. And that anchor is how you want to feel.
Like a ship without a rudder, if we don’t know what’s important to us, we spend a lot of time wandering and wondering what we should be doing. There is tremendous power in discovering and living according to our highest values, and experiencing inner peace as the natural consequence.
The new school year has just begun in most of the U.S. and that has become a regular topic of conversations when I chat with friends, colleagues or clients parenting school-aged children. In particular, I’ve noticed that the way people speak about the first week of school shows whether they’re internally or externally driven. For [...]
I know that your mind will attempt to talk you into stuffing your gifts, dreams and desires into a box and running away. If you find yourself distracted from your intentions for the day, especially when they involve stepping towards your big dreams, take five minutes to still your mind and listen to your heart. The quiet voice of your heart knows your why.
I spent a chunk of last week wallowing in crankiness. I wanted to pick fights and complain. Deep down, I knew what the problem was, but I came up with all kinds of excuses, mostly surrounding the need to work harder and get back into the swing of non-travel routine. What was my problem? I [...]
If you subscribe to my newsletter, last week I wrote about shifting modes from Office Gypsy to Congruency in a single weekend. The reorganization of my office has upped my productivity by more than fifty percent. The project started because I finally left my ego aside and asked JB for some help. We talked over [...]