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Different ways

While driving the freeway, frantically headed for kid's gymnastics class, my sister looked at me and asked, "What do you want for breakfast at Starbucks? Starbucks is my favorite restaurant, I eat there between 8-14 times per week. They have so many options, I looovve everything."

It...

Taking feedback

There are few other experiences that can bring about a visceral reaction quite like the one in response to criticism.

Before launching into the details of responding well to feedback, humor me as I commence with a positive reframe. If we are recieving feedback it likely means that we have...

The now moment

This trip has taught me a very valuable lesson about the present moment, one that I have attempted to instill in many of my clients, but have never truly chewed and swallowed myself. I am not sure whether it was trying to keep up with my beloved nieces, the sit down heart to heart I had with my...

Grounding down

In yoga instructor training we delve deeply into the types of energies that move around and within our bodies, ("the vayus"). There are five, all rooted in their own part of the body, all attached to a direction of movement: upward, outward, inward, downward, and swirling around the face and...

Sleep deprivation

Watching an interview with a high-powered working mom a few days back, I was struck by her response to the question, "When do you sleep?" She replied with a smile, "I can sleep when I am dead." She was alluding to, not so subtly, a growing pattern of sleep deprivation that we are experiencing...

Election day

As a little girl, I remember well going with my Grandmother to volunteer at the local town hall to support voting on election day. My job was to give out the pencil to a voter once my Grandma had crossed the name off the town registry. She went every year until she could no longer drive; ALS...

Kombucha

Probiotics, the microorganism sized bacteria in our digestive tract, are getting a lot of attention these days. With so many of us taking frequent doses of antibiotics and eating too little traditionally medicinal fermented foods, our bodies are no longer maintaining the best balance between...

Wanting an apology

From time to time we will feel wronged by others, and in those situations we may want that person to give us both an explanation and an apology for their behavior. Usually we will have an easier time receiving an explanation as most people feel comfortable sharing why they did something. An...

Directing the day

There are times when the day gets away from us; when we lay down to sleep at night we realize, disappointed, we have not accomplished what we desired. Life happens and from time to time and our energy will be pushed in another way, that is understandable. However, if every night we are putting...

Tackling the grocery store

Grocery stores can be daunting; we receive so many mixed messages about what is healthy and what is not so healthy to eat. If you ask someone who needs carbohydrates to remain in their healthy body, pasta has many benefits. To someone who has carb sensitivity, pasta is to be avoided. We all...

Choosing our team

When given the opportunity to consult with clients in leadership roles, I emphasize the same method for choosing a professional boardroom is applicable to choosing a personal one. In leadership we want to view each employee as a combination of their skill set and experience. Even more...

Halloween candy

Over the last few weeks I have overheard from friends, family, and clients the justifications flowing for a Halloween candy binge. Years ago, I looked at Halloween as a "cheat" day from eating healthy. Basically that meant free reign for that day, whatever I wanted to eat for candy was...