When the Holidays Hurt: How to Get Back to Gratitude

It’s sweater season again. The atmosphere’s aglow with holiday bulbs, tinsel-trimmed trees and the luster of long buried credit cards emerging at checkouts. I have a love-hate relationship with the holidays. A part of me revels in the romance of tradition, the spirit of celebration. At the same time, I’m reminded of unfortunate family dynamics. ...

Evolving: Post Election Thoughts

I’ve been thinking about evolution. It seems the word has been swimming to my heart's surface and sloshing around in my head, begging to be noticed. Perhaps the election hoopla got me thinking about change and the future, about my own growth journey, too. I’m not who I was, and neither am I who I ...

Why The Rhythm of Life is an Illusion

Perhaps you noticed my absence last week as the blog sat untouched in the interwebs. I’ve had some long days and am navigating my new schedule, working traditional office hours and then driving my son to and from his very first job in the evenings. We always manage to squeeze in some gym time, and on some ...

Why it Matters What I Think of Me: A Self-Love Crash Course

You hear the term self-love tossed around a lot. It’s all the rage in empowered women’s circles and in social media feeds. So naturally, you begin to wonder about the concept and whether it’s something you can reasonably achieve, or at the very least, aspire to. I’ll be honest; there are days when my inner ...

Here’s Why You’ll Never be Good at Yoga

I remember when I started my yoga journey, with VHS tapes, a few beginner classes under my belt and a kid-in-the-candy-store grin. There were so many asanas to explore, Sanskrit names to learn and elegant angles in which my body would eventually contort. Eventually -- as in when I got “good” at yoga… good like ...

How To Get Aligned When You Feel Out of Whack

My oldest son is back home again, and while that’s special for sentimental reasons, it’s not so convenient logistically. The younger savage and I had this rhythm going, and big brother swooped in and disturbed things. Last week I felt pulled in a hundred directions. Everyone wants something, a ride across town, an opinion they’ll ...

How to Invite Your Next Breakthrough 

Life is fluid. And whether we welcome change or fearfully resist it, it is inevitable. But that's not to say that our lives don't occasionally feel stagnant, and that the muddy waters of mediocre circumstances aren't weighing us down. So what do we do when we feel stuck, when our breakthroughs seem lost in oblivion? I've been thinking ...

Simple Thoughts That Will Transport You Now

I’m fresh off a Bahamian beach and feeling fantastic. Last week we sipped cocktails, watched the glassy green water sparkle beneath the sun, and marveled at the ambiance of a picture-perfect coastline at Taino Beach in Freeport, Bahamas. Nature inspires me, and as I twirled my toes in the warm frothy water, I couldn't help ...

5 Empowering Thoughts That Will Get You Fit

I have good news and bad news. The good news is, you don’t need a super swanky health club membership, a pricey piece of cardio equipment, or even an exoctic bootcamp butt workout to get fit. But that’s also the bad news. Because many of us want so desperately to believe that if we just ...