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Uncorked in Italy – Letting Go of Pain Twenty years ago at forty years old, I was in such excruciating back pain that I could hardly walk, sit at a desk, unload the dishwasher or even get out of bed in the morning. After surgery, many visits to various doctors, and growing panic that I would never get…

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Red Cords Are Supposed To Break Emptying my closets is a warm-up to letting go of how I want things to be. If things don’t turn out a certain way, then I walk around unhappy. That’s no way to live. Letting go implies loss, but I am not letting go of this life. I’m letting…

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Sign up for the Podcast Series Dear Soul Sister, Pause… Breathe… Notice what’s going on in your body. How are you feeling? What is your body saying? What do you need right now? When you’re conscious of your breath, you’re conscious of your life. Breath is what grounds us. It gives us life and reminds…

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Waking up from Autopilot with Mindfulness Do you feel like you’re going through life on autopilot, not making conscious choices about your life, as if you are unconscious and not truly there? I was on autopilot without even knowing it. I constantly found myself in a routine which never seemed to stop, and I kept…

Executive Woman

Executive Mindfulness: What Do We Have To Lose? When one thinks of mindfulness, the image that typically appears is that of a tie dye clad person with long dreadlocks sitting on a meditation cushion as the aroma of incense permeate the room.   However, meditation and mindfulness are not symbiotic…nor are they completely different.  Understanding…

Mindful Driving

Mindfulness by way of a stick shift I recently offered to trade cars with a friend who needed a larger vehicle to move items out of his parents’ house.  He would need my SUV for a week and his sleek sedan with tinted windows felt alluring and much more likely to help me feel like…

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Managing in Crazy Times with Mindfulness “I feel a crushing sensation in my chest, like I have difficulty breathing.”  These were the words of my client Celine a week after being caught in the stampede leaving the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 14th. We were on a Skype call as she poured out the…

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Sign up for the Podcast Series Dear Soul Sister, I don’t know about you but I feel like every day I am being tested… There are so many unexpected things happening in the world and I feel like the lesson I am being asked to learn is to let go of this illusion of control. I’ve spent…

Where do you sit in the courtroom of life

WHERE DO YOU SIT IN THIS COURTROOM OF LIFE? I begrudgingly sauntered into the courtroom with a herd of others who had been summoned for jury duty.  Yes, I am honored and grateful to live in a country with such a judicial system, but I could think of about 873 other things I’d rather be…

The benefits of finding your voice

The Benefits of Speaking Your Truth In order to speak your truth, you have to first know who you are. I believe we are here to drop off our gifts to the world, not to collect anything. However, we can’t know our gifts if we don’t know ourselves. The problem is we aren’t conditioned to know…

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