We were off to see the Wizard 🎵

Our family has been on a movie binge over the past several months.  At ten, my children are finally old enough to start watching classics from the 80s and 90s. The Sandlot. Mrs. Doubtfire. Big. These are just a few. I love these moments. Seeing their reactions, fielding their questions, and of course, reliving some […]

How befriending discomfort can be the smartest move💯

Happy New Year. My head has been swirling for the past few days with lots of self-imposed pressure to get back in the swing of things with gusto. But the gusto hasn’t arrived. The transition from vacation mindset to routine mindset is vastly different and while I love my everyday life, the shift feels harder […]

When life doesn’t feel festive

Christmas has been happening in our home since the day after Thanksgiving. First the music then the decorations and tree. Bring me all the seasonal decorations and holiday plaid, the twinkling lights and glittery eye shadow that seems appropriate to wear even for school drop-off. Yet with the joy and over-the-top festivity is an underlying […]

Must-read: This is why self-care is so hard 💣

Mic drop moment while listening to a recent coaching call. I literally stopped in my tracks and rewound to hear it said again. And then again. Because it was the simple answer to an issue I’ve heard over and over and over again. On coaching calls with clients, in casual conversation with friend groups and […]

Remember when you wished for all you have right now?

Remember when you wished for all you have right now? It’s a popular sentiment that swirls in the internet-o-sphere. Last week our family had a day I’d been dreaming about for years. It was Thanksgiving and it was pouring and it was chilly (yes, chilly, even by my New England roots standards). A fire roared in the […]

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, […]

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 […]

Lessons learned from shooting hoops, part 1

Basketball is popular in our household, both to watch and play. Both children were on teams this winter and became acutely aware of how important free throws are to winning games. We’ve been reinforcing the only way to get better at anything is to practice consistently, and small doses add up over time and have a […]

Are you letting yourself off the hook?

In some circles, it’s become a thing to purposefully disregard New Year’s Day as the starting point for resolutions and intentionally begin on February 1. The theory being, January is simply too much. Too much emotional letdown after December; too much pressure to get it right; too much effort to start; too cold, snowy, etc. to […]