Can Your High Energy Fail You?

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Often, we think of energy as scaled from low (depleted, sedate, stuck) to high (activated, plentiful, and mobilizing).  Consider, however, that there might be another view to overlay: Energy Type. Catabolic energy is agitated, mentally limiting, and resistant.  In this space, we release cortisol and adrenaline which obviously can help us.  If the building is […]

Beautiful Boy

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Recently, I watched the movie, Beautiful Boy, a terrifying account of one boy’s spiral with drugs, and his family’s parallel journey trying to help while they grieve, rage, and worry.  The movie is poignant, disturbing, warming; bringing the viewer back time and time again to the elusive idea of control. The young man trying to […]

What if we turned it off?

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As a learner by nature, I have always followed the news closely; current events, shifts in industry, leadership theory, new research….  You name it, I’m fascinated by it.  (Except science – my brain turns off right around the 3rd standard deviation reference). Much as who we spend time with shapes our perspective, what we invite […]

Time to Lower The Bar

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One of the most frequent questions I am asked by other women is “How Do You Do It All?”  My answer has been the same for over a decade…. I have low expectations of perfection.  Everyone giggles uncomfortably at this answer, but the truth is, that is exactly how I “DO IT ALL.” (Whatever that […]

How do you discern what’s true for you?

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Writing is the way I sift through externally amassed knowledge and internally birthed wisdom. It is my collator of truth; discerning between what is suggested and what is seeded. In our busy worlds that fly forward without much pause between the “doings” of our day, our soul seeded wisdom becomes just another ingredient into our […]

Intentional Brushstrokes

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2019 is off and running; with or without us.  I know…  we can’t literally be left behind,  but we can miss opportunities to improve our life, well-being, and relationships because we missed the moment.  A moment is an increment of time; one beginning as one ends.  It is the compilation of moments that make up […]

What will be different this year?

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There is nothing magical that happens as the NY Times Square ball drops; dividing one year from the next. It is merely a passage of a moment, and yet, it feels symbolic of possibility & fresh starts. Thus, our tradition of taking stock, setting goals, clarifying intention, and committing to resolutions. I traveled over the […]

A LESSON IN CIVILITY FROM THE ANIMALS

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It is no wonder that in the flock of geese who have lived together for generations, migrating from here to there, that there is never a mass murderer. It is no wonder that even the finicky, energetic donkey lives in peace with her family. It is no wonder that the birds fly and sing in […]

Welcome To The Rerun of The Family Sh*tshow

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On Thanksgiving, one of the most optimistic, passionate lovers of life said to me: “Now begins the Annual Sh*tshow Season.  Between now and December 31st, everyone will meet their match.” I suspect this generated nodding heads from all of us on some level as we’ll find ourselves at dinner tables with family members who are […]