How to love yourself in pictures and beyond

If you’ve ever looked at a photo of yourself and had a negative reaction, listen up! We learn why we’re hard-wired to dislike images of ourselves and a process for cultivating self-love. We talk about how the scale may impact our self-image and why self-compassion is a magic elixir. Resources:Kristin Neff, PhD. – Self-compassion exercises […]

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 […]

This was a first and I’m not apologizing

I experienced two firsts this week and at the tender age of 47, firsts are becoming more rare. My husband and I flew to Seattle to pick up our new puppy (more on her later). He booked a room in a hotel that wasn’t our typical with the goal of being adventurous. Oh, what an […]

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 […]

Do you ever say no 👎 to yourself?

It’s full-on summer mode here and as much as I want to say ‘yes’ and constantly indulge my children’s (and my, let’s be honest) every whim, saying ‘no’ remains a steadfast response.  No potato chips right before dinner. No television until your daily reading is done. No ice cream for breakfast. With children, I say […]