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Getting What You Need from Time Off

Getting What You Need from Time Off

Will you be taking some time off this summer?  I sincerely hope that’s something you can do.  And if you can, I urge you to think about what you need physically, mentally, and emotionally, so that your time off can actually be a break, can be medicine for you. Have...

Tools in Your Pocket: Gentle Expectations

Tools in Your Pocket: Gentle Expectations

It’s helpful to think of our minds having both a zoomed-out, macroscopic setting, and a zoomed-in, micro setting.  Mindset comprises our macro view of the world, the future, and what’s to come, and in a previous post I talked about the power of an optimistic mindset. ...

My Sister-Mother

My Sister-Mother

Pictured:  My sister-mother, Martha, and me.   I have no tools for you in this post—just pure, unadulterated inspiration. I want to introduce you to Martha, my sister-mother.  To be in her presence is to know grace. She is the personification of strength,...

Tools in Your Pocket: Mindset

Tools in Your Pocket: Mindset

Pictured: Himself and myself on our honeymoon in 1999. My husband and I have a longstanding argument about this one.  Early on in our relationship it became apparent that I was the “glass half full” person and he the “glass half empty.” We’ve had countless versions of...

A Different Kind of Spring Cleaning

A Different Kind of Spring Cleaning

I live in a northern place, and we take our springs very seriously.  Every clue that the harshness of winter is softening, that the world is waking up around us, we take notice. We mark every rising degree of warmth, every minute the light lingers in the evening,...

Tools in Your Pocket:  Thoughts

Tools in Your Pocket: Thoughts

This post is the second in a series of posts I’m calling “Tools in Your Pocket,” the powerful (and often overlooked) tools we all can leverage to create more of whatever we’re after in our lives. This next tool in the series is perhaps the most useful and versatile...

Curious about Coaching?  Check This Out.

Curious about Coaching? Check This Out.

No matter the life we've been able to build, no matter our level of functioning, we all have pockets of struggle and suffering. We all have places or chapters in which we wish we could feel better, do better, show up differently. This is why I love to spread the word...

The Tools in Your Pocket:  Attention

The Tools in Your Pocket: Attention

(Pictured: Fable, demonstrating the power of undivided attention.) Today’s post is the first in a series I’m calling The Tools in Your Pocket, and we'll start with your Attention.  Often when we want to feel better or do better, we seek fixes and solutions outside of...

Inner Skills for Managing Stress: Small, but Mighty

Inner Skills for Managing Stress: Small, but Mighty

Here they come!  Small, but mighty. One of the joys of this work is the chance to collaborate with amazing people I admire.  I have long been a fan of Dr. Laura Jones and her colleagues at Whole Health Concord, and this month I'm proud to contribute to their Healthy...

A Pocket of Un-Hurry

A Pocket of Un-Hurry

(Pictured: Fable, local expert on the art of un-hurry.) How we do anything becomes how we do everything. If you, like me, find yourself in a flurry of busy-ness much of the time, trying to fit as much as humanly possible into every minute of your days, consider...

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