As is often the case for me, I sat down today to write about one thing (daily intentions) and when I started brainstorming, what came out (intentions and goals) was much different than the plan. I’m going to go with it and put that other idea in the idea garden for another day. And me taking a … [Read more...] about Honoring My Brain and My Heart
I started playing with something a few weeks ago to see how it worked for me. This is something I’m still testing and is definitely not an engrained practice yet, but I’ve really enjoyed the results thus far, so I thought I’d go ahead and share it. When I find myself in one of two different … [Read more...] about Love Is Always a Good Idea
Sometimes ideas come to me slowly and gradually sink in and I realize, “Oh, that’s a good noticing.” Other times, I feel like I get smacked on the side of the head — a wake-up call of sorts. Still a good noticing, but perhaps a bit (or a lot) ouchy. I had one of those ouchy moments this morning … [Read more...] about Are You Worthy of Your Own Trust?
What if one of the best ways you could be of service to the world right now is by doing your work? This question came to me about four weeks ago when I was struggling with how I wanted (and needed) to be an active participant in the global movement for social justice. I shared recently that I … [Read more...] about Doing Your Sacred Work
You’ve probably had this happen to you before: some well-meaning person tells you that there is always good to be found in a situation or that there is a gift in the struggle you are going through right now or not to get so down because — you’ll see — it’s better right around the corner. Thank … [Read more...] about What Is Here for You to Learn?
Close to two months ago I shared the Daily Anchor, “What Are You Taking With You?,” asking what lessons you might be able to take from this forced pause (due to COVID) in your daily life. I want to revisit this topic again and I hope you will take this opportunity to do so with me. I am going to … [Read more...] about Have You Really Honored This Pause?
I have a practice that I want to share with you today. And, by practice, what I really mean is that this is something I have tried many times over the years and have never really “stuck to it” for long periods of time — but when I do use this practice and stay present to it, the results are … [Read more...] about Enjoyment in Every Moment
I was talking to a friend last week and she shared with me that she is doing really well. She has good energy, is taking care of herself, feeling hopeful, and all-around feeling positive and upbeat. I noticed, though, that she shared all this with hesitation. She then shared that she feels … [Read more...] about It’s OK to Be OK Right Now
A couple of months ago I shared with you about some difficult emotions, specifically anger and resentment, that had been building in me for a while and my growth edges when it comes to feeling and expressing anger. Because of my early experiences with anger and the unhealthy ways I saw it … [Read more...] about What Is Your Anger Telling You?
How are you doing at honoring your limits? I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit how much I still struggle in this area of my life. Boundaries and self-care are areas where I have helped hundreds of people through coaching, teaching, and facilitation, yet they are my perennial stumbling … [Read more...] about Are You Honoring Your Limits?
There are times when all I really need is for someone to tell me: “You are doing so well.” Some of you may need that, too. I’d like to be the one to tell you today: You, dear soul, are doing so well. It’s true that I don’t know your exact story, nor do I know what all you have done today or in … [Read more...] about You Are Doing So Well
I have resisted writing this specific Daily Anchor (DA) for nearly three months now. The topic came to me around the same time I started writing these DAs, but I put it in my idea garden for a later time. I knew that I would eventually be pulled to write about this and I also knew that there … [Read more...] about Take a Breath
Prior to COVID, Charlie and I often went out for Sunday morning brunch. We called it our date brunch; we would often spend hours just talking, connecting, and ensuring we were making quality time together a priority. Our schedules are generally very full and we learned a long time ago that we … [Read more...] about Beyond Just Surviving
I learned long ago that being in nature is one of the most cathartic things I can do for myself. To stay grounded and centered I need time outdoors. And, when I am having a rough time, I almost always feel better if I can make time to get outside. Recently I was having a rough couple of days; it … [Read more...] about A Lesson from Nature
There are an endless number of reasons why many of us are feeling fatigued right now. We’re still trying to get our footing in this new world of COVID. Yes, I realize we’re more than three months into life with COVID-19 (Ugh, if it doesn’t feel like years, though!), but it is still new and it … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the Fatigue?
Wherever you are you are home. With so much change and uncertainty in our world today it’s important for us to have a home where we can feel safe, comfortable, and nourished. If we are fortunate, we have a physical location (a house or apartment or other structure) that feels … [Read more...] about At Home Wherever You Are
For myself and many others, I know there was great anticipation for this new decade. This year, 2020, was going to be the start of a better decade. We felt a swell of hope, and had intentions to better our lives. Now, nearly halfway into this first year of the new decade, I think most of us can … [Read more...] about United in Grief
After work one day last week, I set up a lounger in our backyard and started a fire in our firepit and just sat for about three hours. It was exactly what I needed. No devices. No other people. Over the last couple of decades, I’ve found more and more time regularly to be completely alone. When I … [Read more...] about Practicing Solitude