A Calming Breath for Stressful Times

A Calming Breath for Stressful Times

When I’m feeling stressed and craving a sense of calm, I have a go-to breath practice that never fails me. Maybe you’ve heard of it – Bee’s Breath. It’s such a powerful practice for a few reasons: It activates the parasympathetic nervous system (that’s the rest...
How My Workouts Give Me a Growth Mindset

How My Workouts Give Me a Growth Mindset

What we believe about ourselves and the world shapes our choices and ultimately our lives on a fundamental level. Our mindset is like our operating system – a code that holds the parameters for what’s possible and how things are done. In her 2006 book, “Mindset:...
Trying to be Perfect

Trying to be Perfect

As the door closed and my parents’ disappointed faces disappeared from my view, I got really focused. My mission? To prove that they must have gotten it wrong. I really was perfect, and all was actually well. I was mortified. I had reached the ripe old age of 7...

Don’t Shine Too Bright

As a girl, there was nothing that could get me to dim my light. I was a climbing, singing, flipping, dancing, smart, confident kid. Being myself came naturally. I didn’t even question it. Of course, I was well instructed in the rules of social interaction as well. I...
Boundaries Are A Feminist Issue

Boundaries Are A Feminist Issue

Women are socialized to put everyone else first. We are taught that a “good woman” is always there for others, and in fact derives her greatest fulfillment from being of service. We are taught that a “good woman” is a peacekeeper. A “good woman” is a nurturer first...
I Couldn’t Keep My Promises To Myself

I Couldn’t Keep My Promises To Myself

I used to struggle with commitments that I made to myself.   Commitments I made to others? No problem. I’m there, every time.   But for some reason, when it came to my own goals, I lacked follow through. I struggled to keep the momentum going, and ultimately...
Dysfunctional Family Bingo

Dysfunctional Family Bingo

In recent weeks, I’ve shared 16 ways to say “no,” how to avoid burnout, how to amplify your vibe, and envisioning your ideal holiday season to better grasp what your priorities are.   I’m all about practical strategies for making life better.   And…we...
Drained by other people’s energy? Try this.

Drained by other people’s energy? Try this.

Do you find yourself thrown off by other people’s energy?   You know, when your day is going fabulously well, then someone walks in and seems to drain the energy out of the room?   If you’re affected by other people’s vibes, it can be difficult to endure...