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Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]

It's time for a mid-year refresh!

It’s time for a mid-year refresh!

Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to complete a  (if you haven’t, do it now.  It’s a great check-in!).   And, if you are like me, you probably noticed some places where, perhaps, your motivation has waned a little and, yet, your desire to reach those goals hasn’t.  Well, the good news is that a Mid-Year Review […]

It is time for a mid-year review!

It is time for a mid-year review!

As an educator, I enjoy two New Years annually. There’s the one that happens in January and then another one in August with the new school year.  I know that I am not alone when it comes to thinking of August and back-to-school time as a reset and so I wanted to share some questions […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

  Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little senses exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with […]

Getting it out of your head

I started journaling as a girl. I had always been a reader, and writing became a natural next step for expressing myself.  Soon I was processing everything I was experiencing on the written page.  By high school, I had discovered that if I gave myself the time to think it through, I had far more […]

checking in on S-O-I

checking in on S-O-I

“Did you check off watching clouds?” We are doing our weekly Sunday night  checklist and my five year old wants to make sure that I haven’t forgotten the cloud watching we have been doing from the comfort of our backyard hammock. “Got it,” I reassure him. “And the bike riding on that bridge?”   He asks.  […]

How to Say No

How to Say No

Technically, we all know how to say no.  It is just that the saying of no can be such a hard thing.  We don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or disappoint them or we may even be a little sad or disappointed that we need to say no.  And so saying the word, even in […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little senses exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]

an invitation to be part of the good news

an invitation to be part of the good news

I am honored to invite you to join me as a mija, a member of the Circle de Luz giving circle. Joining a group of women from around the country to become empower young women as a part of this circle is one of the most powerful ways I make a difference in the world. […]

Talking You Into No

Talking You Into No

Last week, in You Have to Say No to Say Yes, I shared my Continuum of Wholeheartedness, a filter that I use to figure out whether or not I should yes or no to an opportunity.  The Continuum has been revolutionary for me in deciding whether or not something is a fit for me, and […]