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Summiting 2017

Summiting 2017

One of the very last things I do each year is sit down for a personal New Year Summit (this is a great bookend to the End of Year Personal Summit).  Why a personal summit at the New Year?  Because the first step to getting the life we imagine is having clarity about who and how […]

A Summit of One

It’s that time of year where the crush of so many things-holiday parties, gift shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating, merry making, thank you note writing, end of year donating, etc- begins to feel like too much and your chest is tight and your stomach is kinda floppy and now I am about to add one more […]

stopping the holiday perfection cycle

stopping the holiday perfection cycle

The holiday season can be filled with both internal and external pressures to be perfect. Navigating these pressures can be hard but here’s some perspective as you turn down the racket. Remember you are not alone. There is an actual name for this constant pressure we find ourselves under. First coined in Duke University’s landmark […]

Lift

Y’all, I am having a time (and I know I’m not alone). Weeks ago, I came up with a list of upcoming posts to share here. For today, December 5th, the plan was to share (and to reveal to myself because I learn what I know deep down inside by writing) what my word for […]

a simple strategy for managing holiday stress

The holidays.  For most of us, those two words bring up a mixed bag of feelings. Lingering over a fireplace with loved ones while drinking mulled wine.  JOY! Four party invitations for the same night.  ANXIETY. Delighting someone with the perfect gift.  JOY! Not realizing that someone has a food allergy and that ingredient is […]

Your holiday gift to yourself

So, here we are.  If you are stateside, we are just hours away from kicking off the most wonderful time of the year… the Thanksgiving to New Year’s time span that is filled to overflowing with togetherness, love, goodness, merriment, joy, happiness, and, well, if we are being real here, anxiety.  Because while, in theory, […]

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

We started a new tradition at our house this Thanksgiving season that we are really loving and I wanted to share it with you. Our Thanksgiving tree is displayed in a vase on the mantel of the fireplace in our dining room and each one of us has a branch (our sweet neighbor cut branches […]

Announcing visionSPARK 2017!

Announcing visionSPARK 2017!

Are you ready to create your vision and define your intentions for 2017? Would you like to claim how you most want to feel so you can chose actions that support your desire?  Would you like to build a foundation for the new year and the life you seek by gaining clarity, conviction and confidence in your vision?   If starting 2017 with exuberant […]

a daily practice

So we are entering the busiest, happiest (ideally), most stressful time of the year. With holidays, lots of family time, expectations, memories, and more, this time of year can be fraught.  A lot of times, our strategy to make our way through it is to power on, strong arming and willing our way through the season. And […]

Notice

Notice

It comes down to this: we all just want to be noticed. We all just want to be seen, heard, and told we matter. It is perhaps the simplest truth about the human condition but the hardest to act upon. If I could just know that I matter, we think, I could give the world what […]