Discover that Feeling

There is so much clutter that takes up space in our internal world on a daily basis. So many places to go. So many things to do, people to respond to, things we need to do better, ways we want to be better. In one minute we can change our internal experience, which can begin […]

How to know when it’s time to shake it up

There you are, going about your routine. You’ve got it down, run for 20 minutes, stretch, eat something… It’s all gotten routine, and it’s been a while now.  The honeymoon is over, as they say. Our bodies are incredible, adaptive organisms, that have a way of getting used to what we throw them.  Sometimes, it’s  […]

Why more of this is NOT a good thing…

It’s everywhere. We can’t escape it. The amount of information that bombards us, promises us what we want, shocks us into reading more of it… So right now, this moment, Take a break. Take a breath. Put down the information- whatever form you are consuming it in.  And walk away. Get in nature.  Dive in […]

When you can’t seem to get to the surface…

You’ve had those days.  The ones where it just all seems so endless… The laundry, the dishes, the bills, everyone else’s needs, everyone else’s wants… WAIT! I want to yell, channeling my inner three year old- ‘what about ME?’ I know, I know, I’m the mom, I don’t have needs, I am here to serve, […]

It’s always with you, and yet…

When was the last time you took a breath? Not the quick, get-ready-for-the-next-thing kind of breath, but the slow, deep inhale, Your shoulders drop Your belly softens You feel yourself washed over with relief- an actual chemical shift within your body- that slows your racing heart, sweetens the corners of your mind, and gently uncurls […]

Appreciation for those who bring us JOY

Discover how to give by receiving

Comparison or Inspiration?

So maybe you’ve noticed that comparing yourself to others drains you.  You go to an amazing party, your host is off the charts.  She’s got the house clean, the food is incredible, the guests fascinating, and on and on… Maybe you leave wondering why you can’t quite ‘get there’ yourself.  Perhaps you beat yourself up […]

Starting here

Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now? Are you waiting for […]

Can’t get no satisfaction

Planning birthday parties for my kids can turn me into a lunatic.   Sometimes,  I get so bound up, worrying about doing it right, for the kids, for the friends, for everything and everyone.  I start to think there is some “perfect” birthday party, and that I had better deliver it.  Talk about putting myself through […]

How do you re-fuel yourself?

Are you busy taking care of everyone else this Summer, it is important to remember to take care of yourself as well.  I remembered this the other day as I was trying to squeeze in 10 more things before picking my kids up from camp, finish writing an article, respond to emails,  and put that […]