When it feels like gratitude isn’t “working”

Admittedly, a few years back, I was a bit underwhelmed by the whole gratitude concept.  I show thanks daily. I grew up saying prayers at bedtime. Our family collectively holds hands and recites thanks before dinner. And I write thank you notes aplenty. What more is there? Turns out, a lot. And it didn’t hit me […]

Making white space

Mondays are my favorite. The newness of a week. The promise of what’s to come – that which has been planned and the spontaneous moments – it all awaits. The first hour of my Monday is about calendaring. Scheduling the carpools, organizing errands to dovetail with where I’ll be and when, planning working and writing blocks, […]

Does wellness perpetuate the diet mentality?

Is wellness just another code word for diet? This episode focuses on how the tools we use to stay well and manage health concerns can quickly become another harmful habit. We deconstruct the diet mentality and share our own experiences disentangling from this way of thinking. Resources: Smash the Wellness Industry article Isabel Foxen Duke The […]

PART II: Your past has NOTHING to do with your future (and why that’s the BEST news)

Last week we explored how our past has no bearing on our present or future. None.  Still can’t wrap your head around this?  Think about that flub you made in high school or even last year – not doing that again, right?! And the reason you’re not is because you decided to think, feel and […]

Your past has NOTHING to do with your future (and why that’s the BEST news)

I recently set some big goals for myself. And I’m super pumped and scared and excited and freaked out all at the same time.  This process reminded me of a classic mindset book entitled What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith, one of the most eminent executive coaches. And, thanks to social media, […]

When an inch feels like so much more

I used to be a barre junkie. Four years ago, you could find me in a 6a class multiple days per week. I’d be front and center, at the barre, mirror adjacent, next to the teacher.  Then we moved and although I test-drove different studios, I didn’t find my right fit and other activities took […]

What to do when there’s nothing left to do

Last week, I had some rather extensive dental work done.  This was far from my first dental rodeo and yet the recovery process hit new levels. Recuperation lasted longer than anticipated and I opted out of many family activities, including seeing dear out-of-town guests. Consumption of anything more than bone broth, applesauce and mashed avocado […]

A Parenting Victory!

School started this week and what a difference a year makes. Last year, we were the new family and Zander and Daisy were the new kids. We had zero pre-existing knowledge of their assigned teachers, how the school worked or where their classrooms were on that first day. Things sure have changed. Both children were […]

For the ❤ of reading

Today’s the day!  One of the first emails in my inbox is an announcement from Amazon indicating a book I’d pre-ordered had dropped into my Kindle account and is ready to be read. Eeeeek. It’s like Christmas morning! Not a day goes by where I don’t read – seriously, nary a day.  For as long […]

Finding Your Flow

I remember the first time I entered a local barre class over 7 years ago. It was my first exercise class since high school (so it had been a few years) and I was so nervous. I had just had 2 children in the past 4 years and I wasn’t feeling great about my ability […]