Category Archives: Balance

How To Survive Transition

Years ago when I ran my little shop in California I used to freak out when a key employee handed in their notice. This happened way too frequently in this small college town, since most of these employees had larger ambitions than working in retail. “Oh no! Not again!” I’d moan to my (now ex)…Continue Reading

Paralyzed by Perfectionism

Are You a Perfectionist? Do you have to get ‘right’ before you will let it go? Those of us plagued by perfectionism find it dogging us everywhere we go and in everything we do – at work or at home. This obsession with excellence steals zest and joy from our day-to-day lives. For example, maybe…Continue Reading

Pushing Harder and Faster vs Taking It Slow

Here’s Blog #18 in the blog-every-weekday for a month commitment. Almost to that month mark! Are you a naturally fast-paced person? Or do you take your time, confident you will ‘get there’ without missing anything? I must report that I’ve always tended toward the former, behaving more like the rabbit in the classic fable than the turtle.…Continue Reading

The Highly Sensitive Extrovert

Blog #15 in my Blog-each-weekday for a month commitment. I see a lot of articles and books these days geared to the HSP – highly sensitive person. Usually it’s assumed that these sensitive individuals are natural introverts. Yet—I’ve had to wonder about that. As a clear ENFJ on the Meyers Briggs scale, I know that I’m…Continue Reading

The Art of Self Love

Here’s #12 in my ‘Blog a Day’ commitment. I’m writing a new post each weekday for a month. My daughters grew up the the self esteem generation. It’s almost a little comical. I remember my youngest’s 8th grade graduation. About 80 kids were graduating that day, we sat through the speeches, and I proudly cheered when…Continue Reading

What To Do When Life Gets Crazy

The following is Blog #2 in my 30-day commitment to a writing a blog every week day! Do you tend to drop all your self-nurturing routines when the shit hits the fan in your life? Ironic isn’t it? Just when we need it the most, we deny ourselves the very things that could make us…Continue Reading

How Often Are You Truly Present?

Practice presence. Stay in the Present. Be present. If you’re anything like me you find this to be an elusive goal. This presence thing has become a bit of a cliché for those of us who are spiritual seekers. Sure, sure, I want to fully experience the present moment – but there’s so much to…Continue Reading