Are You a Warrior?

One of my greatest fears, beyond that something will happen to my kids, is that I will find myself 80 years old, looking back at my life, and regretting that I didn’t live it fully. Two years ago, as I approached 39, with 40 clearly on the horizon, I felt deeply unfulfilled, despite a whole lot of accomplishments: two kids, …

the myth of work-life balance

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

I often hear women talking about wanting balance in their lives, about wanting to FEEL balanced. Coming of age in the early 90s means that I am well-versed in the idea of work-life balance and the many ways to attempt to achieve it: time management, organization, leaving work at work, being present in whatever task you’re doing, making health and …

take advantage of back to school energy

10 Ways to Take Advantage of Back-to-School Energy

The school year is coming, and while that normally sets me into a frenzy of planning and organizing, I’m been keeping it pretty low key this year. That may be because I’m in denial that summer is transitioning into fall, but I prefer to believe that the work I’ve been doing around perfectionism means that I’m, you know, setting more …

Clarity Seeker New Life Vision

Do You Need a New Life Vision?

I am a clarity seeker. I believe that if you have a clear vision for your life, you can align your actions with your vision and achieve it, even if that vision is a completely different life than what you’re living right now. When I’m not clear, I struggle. My motivation wanes, I procrastinate, my energy levels tank, and my …

Go With Your Gut

Go with your gut. Listen to your intuition. Follow your heart. Pay attention to your instincts. I believe that we all have an inner voice that speaks up when something’s not quite right. That inner voice is often barely a whisper, and sometimes it’s not so much a voice as a physical presence: a tightness in your chest, a knot …