Self Care & Acceptance

Thought Boundaries: Choosing to Pivot

I woke up last night with a stream of anxious thoughts rushing through my mind. I have delved into the particular area of anxiety in the past, and I’d thought I’d worked through my fears and put this specific fear to rest – for good. Apparently, that’s…

April 21, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

Control: When Life Frays and You Grip Tighter

The best thing I can say about today is that I didn’t shout and everybody lived. Today was a spinning top. My daughters, 1 and 3, ran around like they’d been slipped piles of sugar with a side of cocaine. Every book in the bookshelf ended up on…

April 13, 2016
Living with Intention

No Expectations: Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Have you ever stepped into an important situation without any expectations? Many years ago I was talking with a friend on my way to a first date. I told her I was trying to keep my expectations low. Then something revolutionary happened. She suggested…

April 7, 2016
Life Beloved

Sadness Unknown: When the Gray is Thick and Strange

Do you ever feel a dark & groping sadness that seems to come from no where? A depth of gray that arises unexpectedly and for no reason, one that casts its pall over your entire world? I felt that recently. It shook me, and if I’m…

March 1, 2016
leader
Living with Intention

Liberating the Leader Within

You are the most important leader you will ever encounter.  You may have teachers, mentors, friends and other inspirations that belong on the list of influences and supporters, but you are the one primarily tasked with leading yourself.  I’m guessing this will make some…

January 26, 2016
Living with Intention

On Mission: Looking Forward with Intention

Has the bright and shiny newness of 2016 worn off for you yet?  I can still see the glimmer of momentum, but it’s already starting to lose its luster in my eyes.  That’s part of why I don’t love traditional New Year’s Resolutions.  The cliché of…

January 13, 2016