Lessons Learned in 2017

At the end of the year, when work is quiet and the chaos of Christmas has passed, I like to stop and reflect back at the choices I made that shaped my year. Two powerful questions I ask myself in reflection are: What choices did I make that served my highest self? and, What choices did … Continued

Empowered Choices Come From Within

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Do you find it hard to make a choice? Research suggests that we are faced with making over 35,000 choices a day! That’s a whole lot of decision-making. … Continued

5 Ways to Infuse Your Life with Happiness

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be.” ~Groucho Marx   Are you living your happiest life? Throughout my life I tried many different tactics to increase my happiness. I believed that … Continued

The Power of Kindness

  “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” ~ Amelia Earhart This could be a post about the bear I encountered last week in the North Shore … Continued

I Found Nirvana at the Airport

    Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh   I was exhausted when my flight, diverted with engine problems, landed in the San Francisco International Airport. I had been up since 2am and fourteen hours later I was anxious to get home.  I was overwhelmed, frazzled … Continued

Are You Sabotaging Your Dreams?

Do you wake up each morning believing something wonderful will happen to you or are you looking for the worse in each day? Take a look around your life and you will have the answer to that question. If you aren’t living a life you love you could very well be sabotaging your own dreams and … Continued

Powering Up In Adversity

Adversity is a part of life. Jobs are lost. Relationships end. Accidents happen. Six months ago I was in a car accident that left me with a variety of injuries including traumatized vocal chords. As someone who speaks for a living, this has impacted my life. I’ve seen a variety of specialists to learn the … Continued

Do You Want to Be Happy (ier)?

Do you want to be happy or happier? You can be. And you don’t have to do a thing. On this first day of spring and the International Day of Happiness I invite you to take a deep breath in and when you exhale let go of all the things that are making you unhappy. … Continued

What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

  Have you ever noticed how the things that nourish us are the first things we let slide when life gets busy? I know this because I am challenged by this pattern in my own life. Last weekend I was lying on the couch feeling lethargic and depleted. I was wishing I had time and … Continued

Life Can Turn On a Dime

  “Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.” ~ Tom Cook Life can turn on a dime. We all know this. We just never think it will happen to us. When life does shift, whether we lose our job, our lover, a friend, or receive news of an … Continued