When I was a kid my imagination took me to new kingdoms, fancy soirées, and Barbie pool parties that would beat out any day at a five-star resort. Incorporating play, like I did when I was a kid, inspires my spirit and vibrancy for life. This year I’m putting more emphasis on play because it […]Read more "What play does"
“It feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again. That’s what meditation is to me.” – Ellen DeGeneres My commitment to meditation began four years ago in a therapist’s office. I […]Read more "Meditation"
One new year I made a resolution to learn how to use chopsticks. I had avoided learning and was tired of being the only one with a fork while everyone else was elegantly using chopsticks with ease. This was the only time I remember making a resolution. I’ve written out goals and made vision boards. […]Read more "What’s your 2020 focus?"
Have you ever longed to unplug and get away from the noise for a while? Below are three ways to clear your mind without taking a vacation. Exercise Exercise helps relieve tension and boosts endorphins and mental energy. Whether you’re walking or sweating it out at the gym, moving your body will help you gain […]Read more "Time to clear your mind"
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey Throughout the 1990s there was one thing I looked forward to every weekday – The Oprah Winfrey Show. I counted on Oprah to share real conversations with real people about every day topics that were on a lot […]Read more "Do you have an Oprah?"
Sunsets, coconuts, beaches, sunshine, adventure, and wildlife. My husband, Eric, and I spent the last week in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Located on the northern, Pacific side of the country, we were impressed by the beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of the people. Below are the highlights and lessons from our trip. Adventure is […]Read more "Sun, fun, and lessons from Costa Rica"
“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jen Sincero It’s a new year, a fresh start, and a clean slate. There was a one in 400 trillion chance for you to be born. Isn’t that incredible? What will you do with your chance, […]Read more "When to know it’s time to grow"
What makes up thoughts, beliefs, patterns, and feelings? Habits! A habit is defined as “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” I read a blog post by author/speaker/coach, Joshua Spodek, about how he has been doing burpees every day since 2011. Burpees, also known as squat thrusts, […]Read more "A habit you don’t want to quit"
The holidays can bring bright and magical memories with them. Here are a few of mine – the harmonic voices of the choir when my Mom was a member, a hot cup of cocoa after an afternoon of sledding, a homemade doll gleaming under the tree on Christmas morning, exchanging gifts with a first love, […]Read more "Past, present, and yet to come"
This time of year is a season of giving. Generosity and compassion are known to increase happiness as our brain releases happiness infused chemicals, like dopamine. In some cases, giving can reduce anxiety and stress, particularly when we are invested with intention. This year, through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, here are […]Read more "Season of giving"