Love & Belonging

Do you feel disconnected, untethered, or adrift? Have you lost your community or opportunities to make meaningful connections? Do you miss your in-person group classes and events? I have felt this way many times over the years, even before COVID and the world of Zoom. As a young girl, I craved being included. I wanted […]

Practicing Grace

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Last month I introduced you to my thoughts about Why Resilience Matters. Resilience is your ability to withstand or recover quickly from setbacks or difficult conditions. We observe resilience as masculine (yang) energy. Cultivating resilience offers many benefits, and I have discovered it is a better path for my journey than the pursuit of happiness. […]

Why Resilience Matters

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“Put One Foot in Front of the Other” and “One Day at a Time” are the mantras I have said to myself many times over the past year. Like many others, I have felt stuck, ready to give up, and wanting to scream at the world because of the fear and pain in my heart. […]

Navigating Transitions with Resilience and Grace

    Along with pumpkin spice everything, fall also brings the start of many shifting seasonal transitions. First, it’s back to school, then come weather changes and shorter daylight hours, and finally we begin to move into fall and winter holidays. As the weather starts to cool, you may notice a slight shift physically. Perhaps […]

The Joy of Play!

Hello summer! Summer is a time for sunshine and laughter, gathering with friends and family, and making time to rest and play. It is a season many of us look forward to, thanks to longer days, warmer weather, and fresh food. BBQs, family vacations, farmer’s markets, parades, and reunions can all be ways to enjoy […]

Managing Change…How to Be Resilient

Stability. Comfort. Peace. As humans, we are often resistant to change. So when things change, and they have changed A LOT over the past year, it may elicit strong feelings of fear and resistance. We know change is a constant. Nothing stays exactly as it is. Nothing. It is the only thing in life that […]

Rest – Just for a Minute (or Two)

Do you remember your parents telling you “I’m just resting my eyes for a minute”? I would catch my mom or dad at different times throughout my childhood sitting upright with their eyes closed while the lunchtime news (or favorite afternoon talk show) was on TV in the background. When I was young, I didn’t […]

Lead with Love

“Because I have a choice, I choose love.”–Deepak Chopra Our heart space is the place where our light comes from. When we let our heart give our brain more information than we allow our brain to give our heart, we lead with love. Our hearts can inform our rational mind. We can be less reactive […]

New Opportunities, New Possibilities.

We have come to the end of a very different year than we imagined this time last year. My January 2020 blog post, titled “Do You Have 2020 Vision,” called my readers to pause, reflect, and create their vision for the new year. Many of my goals or intentions had to be put on pause […]

The Heart of Gratitude is Acceptance

This year the holidays are looking a little different. Instead of the hustle and bustle of traveling from event to event, shopping in stores, and attending holiday parties with coworkers and friends, we find ourselves in a very different holiday season. Many of our traditional events have been canceled. We are longing for connection. The […]