Learn how to really take care of yourself. Fortify your body, mind, heart, and spirit with a self-care practice so you can meet the ever-changing experiences of your life.

The Happiness That Sits on the Other Side

No one wants to feel uncomfortable. This is the reason so many of us go to instant gratification, numbing and avoiding the most difficult situations of our life. To move away from anything that feels challenging, frightening or threatening is an instinctual survival technique. Our nervous systems are set up for us to move away from the perceived danger. Perceived

Self-Care Is Not a Luxury

Self-care is a necessity, not a luxury. We live in times that glorify overloaded schedules and constant availability. There is a big emphasis on self-sacrifice, especially for women. Too much sacrifice provokes a tendency toward self-medicating: with junk food, television binges, overuse of alcohol, drugs and more. It’s a vicious cycle. Instead of healing the source of the problem, we

The Slow Simmer of Burnout

As I shared in my article last week, Find your Inner Compass Retreat, life has been gigantic in the last year. My son’s wedding, the death of two of my dearest friends, three moves, and writing and publishing a book. There’s no victimhood here,  but what I had not fully understood was the toll it all would have on my life.

Staying Focused in Busy Times

  Having just come off a big holiday, Thanksgiving and staring straight into the eyes of another, it really serves me to know how to take the best possible care of myself. I love the planning of holidays, the preparation, the celebration . . . and then out of nowhere, it all feels like too much! There is no blame

Sleep Well Meditation

To stay strong, flexible and graceful we must learn how to stay awake to the needs of our body, mind, heart, and spirit. This is why meditation is so valuable. It tunes us into sensations, feelings, and resistances that enlighten important information. When we connect with the messages of the body, mind, heart, and spirit and trust the wisdom it delivers

How Suffering Can Motivate Change

Suffering can motivate us to make changes in our lives, but only when we are in touch with how we feel. A true awareness of the presence of pain in our life is difficult when we don’t have a foundation for holding the information that shows up. I pushed away my suffering for years for this very reason. I wasn’t