How to Deal with the Anguish of Loss

What you know now is that you didn’t know. You (and I) grieve the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain you knew through their talents and public faces. You didn’t know their private realities or see their invisible pain. You're reminded of the anguish for...

The Secret to Taking Success to the Next Level

Throughout the day you hammer away... Tap, tap, tap. Tap, tap, tap. Days turns into weeks, then months. You notice the dents, then cracks. At times nothing seems to change. Focusing on the task at hand, you show up every day, persevering when discouraged, keeping the...

How To Perk Yourself Up By Using Your Strengths

Need a perk-me-up?  Feeling challenged by a relationship issue at home or work? Are you managing news of a company lay-off or your best friend's decision to move out of state? Feeling stuck and uninspired personally? Experiencing bouts of overwhelm, resistance or...

How Digging in the DIRT Grounds You (Pun Intended)

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like DIRT.                                                                       -Margaret Atwood   Connecting to Mother Earth is so good. All of us, no matter our backgrounds, social/financial status, station in...

Why Self-Compassion Is Important, But Hard To Do

Are you like my client? She says: I’m so generous with others, quick to share compassion and protect my friends and loved ones from harsh judgments by themselves and others (a sibling who chooses to travel rather than go to college, a friend who leaves a good job to...

When Your Dreams Are Fading, Do This

Persevere, and flow like water Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it....