Category: Blog

Grit & Grace in the Time of Coronavirus

Wow. What a thing we are living through. If there were ever a time for grit and grace, this is it. The coronavirus pandemic is challenging all of us in so many ways. Uncertainty. Fears for ourselves and others. The interruption of life as we are used to living it. Loss of connection with friends,… Read more »

Perfection Is Unrelated To Success

Whaaaa? You say.  How can perfection be unrelated to success? Isn’t that what we should be striving for? Maybe. But I have to say that a thing I’ve learned about the most “successful” people I know is that they jump in and tackle. They worry less about how to get a project just right and… Read more »

When The Friendship Rubber Meets the Road…

My friend Kirsten is in Fiji. She’s got a pool out her back door. She’s there on a six-month contract with the World Health Organization doing what she loves. She eats tropical fruit for breakfast and market fresh fish for dinner. She’s setting up programs that will improve the nutrition and lives of kids in… Read more »

Why do we all struggle with Procrastination & Resistance?

Some thoughts for the New Year… This is one of my favorite mottos… It’s common for us, as humans, to think that we need to wait to feel inspired to get some important task or activity done. I have people ask me all the time: “How can I stay motivated to… (whatever)?” How can I… Read more »

Joi’s Story: Claim Your Crazy!

We have a new family member! Yep. She picked us. At a bungalow, on a beach, on an island in Southern Thailand, we became this dog’s destiny. And once we did, I was like a dog with a bone- unwilling to give up until she was safely home with us. Someone met her for the… Read more »

Creativity & Setting Goals: Don’t Let The Dog Eat Your Couch!

I had the crazy good luck last week to be in the presence of two amazing women- each of whom I’ve given the status of “virtual mentor” in my life. (This loosely describes someone I love, admire and feel I know intimately even though we have never met and who wouldn’t know me from Adam… Read more »

A Letter To My Sister

Dear Carrie, Happy birthday. For the first time in 36 years, we will not text or talk on August 31st. To say that this day feels empty without you would be both an understatement and an untruth. Since you died almost four months ago, you take up less space on the earth but somehow, more… Read more »


As we finish up another turn around the sun I feel, more than ever, the presence and strength of the people around me- those that are in my daily life but also those with whom I share interests or passions who live all over the world. When I think about what has made this year… Read more »

Staying Motivated

Do you look forward to the “season of peace” every year only to be reminded that the anticipation, excitement and joy of the holidays are often rivaled only by the stress, exhaustion and discontent of the holidays? If you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle or achieve some life goals, the holiday season can… Read more »

Looking Hope in the Eye

At various times throughout the years I have encouraged my clients to examine their relationship with hope. “I hope we meet our benchmarks this year.” “I hope I have the courage to do this or be that.” “I hope things get better.” “I hope I meet my soul mate.” Because hope is often associated with… Read more »