Life lessons from the 10 year-old

It was her first bike ride of the season to school. We'd already stopped twice to rest. It's an uphill climb. We'd just rounded the corner where the ride levels off. Me: You can gear up here. Her: Nope, I'm good. Me: If you gear up a couple you'll go faster with less effort. Her: … Continue reading Life lessons from the 10 year-old

What you don’t need

I'm knee-deep in the process of manuscript revision. At first, it seemed impossible to remove 30,000 words from my 120,000-word story. 30,000 words. That's a small book. But I did it. And there's a tipping point. Just like cleaning your closet. The mountain looms large and you trudge hard. But at some point, you reach … Continue reading What you don’t need

Live the life you have.

When I started my year in yoga, nearly 10 years ago, I couldn't get enough. Enough yoga. Enough meditation. Self-discovery. Inquiry. Visualization. Cosmic connection. Who am I? And one practice led to another. Mantra. Mudra. Trance dance. Herbology. Iridology. Reiki. Reflexology. Other ologys. I devoured it all like Sunday brunch. Attempting to find me within … Continue reading Live the life you have.

The best kind of punishment

That was it. The last straw. You know your kids have pushed your final button when you no longer get angry but instead, laughter arises. Not the hanging out with great friends kind of laughter. Not the Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock nose-taping bar scene from The Heat kind of laughter. It's like an unleashing of deep-seated … Continue reading The best kind of punishment

Wisdom of the Warrior: 40 days in humble warrior

A couple of years ago, my home was not as happy as I'd have liked. I desired more harmony in my family and set about to be its source. So, I dedicated 40 days to a daily act of service for each member of my family: my husband and my two children. To remind me … Continue reading Wisdom of the Warrior: 40 days in humble warrior