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Consistency Counts

Feb 12, 2019
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Lose 10 pounds in 10 days without going to the gym!Make $100,000 in your PJs without leaving your couch!Potty train your child in 24 hours without stress! We are living in a world of quick fixes and immediate results.  I think it's really hurting us and our kids. When I see a picture of a woman who has the perfect “beach” body, I feel fat and lazy.When I see the smiling faces of the new millionaire, vacationing in their new beach house, I feel like a failure in my business.When I hear the stories of how w…

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When Holidays Hurt

Dec 21, 2018
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When Holidays Hurt Do you have your shopping done?... Are you going away for the holidays?... Are you “ready”?... These innocent questions feel different this year. The baking, shopping and wrapping that has defined many years past suddenly seems trivial. This year feels delicate, like grief has created a thin layer of ice or loss has covered my Christmas like the snow balancing so gently in the trees. This year I have felt the fragility that life brings and I am more aware than ever before of how quick…

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I love summer. I feel like I can breathe more fully and time seems to move more slowly. Less commitments, more nature, more movement, more connection, more laughter and more fun. As the cooler weather moves in, I feel my anxiety rising…commitments, schedules, to do lists…my breath becomes shorter, my mind busier and more cluttered. Are you noticing the same? Maybe you crave the comforts of routines and settling into schedules, but I wonder how many of us feel the impending dread settling on our shoulders, …

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This past weekend I was able to spend a couple of hours in my kayak on a small pond surrounded by the simple sounds of birds, ducks and the new calves. My best intentions say that I will spend more time returning to this space of silence and rest, It feels so nurturing. I breathe more fully and I can feel my muscles relax as the time floats by. The rhythmical sound of the paddle moving through the water quiets the constant chatter in my mind. It is only then that I notice how tense I have been these past we…

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