February 6, 2019

             Photo credit:  Manasvita S on Unsplash 

Delete what doesn't matter; make room for what does matter.

What do You value?

Is it on the calendar?

Are You even on your calendar?

Think how quickly the last six months have...

September 18, 2018

My husband and I were amusing ourselves (Yes, we are easily amused.) with the old song that you may know, that goes, "There's a hole in my bucket dear Liza, dear Liza. There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole. Then fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry; then...

August 24, 2018

Lena is our rescue lab mix of indeterminate age. 

She has been part of our family for three years. 

I'd like to share six life lessons we've learned from Lena.

1. Unconditional positive regard.

She accepts you as you are.

She expects the best from you. She wants to be...

August 14, 2018

"Of course, it does!" you say. "Everyone knows that."

Knowing and prioritizing are different.  

I remember when I realized that I primarily thought of my body as just a vehicle for carrying around my brain.

I thought of myself from the neck up, valuing the primacy o...

Human Energy is one of the pillars of resilience.

There are five types of human energy necessary to build resilience and thrive.

They are all interconnected, and each type needs consistent refueling. 

Insufficient fueling of any energy type can make you less flexible, vul...

Resilience is a skillset and can be practiced.

It can be learned and cultivated. Dr. Linda Hoopes writes, "Resilience is the ability to deal with high levels of challenge while maintaining or regaining high levels of effectiveness and well-being."

Often, when my clients...

As we moved through the Vinyasa flow, our yoga instructor remarked, “I’m noticing during the position transitions, you’re all holding your breath.” It was true.

Breathing is life giving and foundational to survival, energy, and mindful awareness.   

I began to think...

March 30, 2018

I was spring skiing this week when I realized that the long, Utah trail I turned onto was the steepest trail I had ever attempted. You should know that I'm not a natural athlete.  Oh. Snap. 

(Full disclosure; the skier in the photo is not me!)

As I m...

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