August 1, 2020

Feel Like a Kid Again!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

George Bernard Shaw

When was the last time you remember feeling like a kid? I mean that in the best possible ways; playful, carefree, in the moment, moving your body w...

Can we agree that these have been a pretty harrowing few months? Quarantine was certainly never on anyone’s bucket list, and social change, while pushing us towards a non-negotiable, more inclusive reality, brings with it growing pains. We have had concerns about healt...

April 18, 2020

No commute! Work in your pajamas! Sounds like a cake walk, but burnout can happen in all kinds of conditions, even if you normally work from home, are a stay at home parent or your job has been furloughed. Any time you are burning your candle at both ends you leave you...

My own transformation, from burned out psychologist to vibrant community volunteer, and ultimately to calm and centered coach, took about 20 years in the making. Sheesh! Does that terrify you? I mean, who has 20 years to spend getting their sh*t together? Well, here’s...

February 4, 2020

We all want to be happy. As Mel Robbins would say, “simple, but not easy.” Are you happy? Overall? Most of the time? What Mel is referring to is the fact that most of how you experience your life is within your control. It’s not complicated to choose happiness, it’s ju...

January 2, 2020

Recently, I have seen people declare their "intentions" in lieu of making a new year's "resolution." A kinder, gentler, don't feel super bad if you don't follow through version of a personal desire for change. Sure - to "intend" is to 'plan for a particular objective'...

January 2, 2020

By far, weight loss, in the form of diet and/or exercise, is the most popular New Year's resolution. As a health and wellness coach I am thrilled that people want to be healthier, and, ‘TBH’... we all want to look better. For me, however, the most compelling reason to...

October 10, 2019

Once upon a time, in a life far, far away, I was working as a psychologist participating in research for anxiety and depression. I had 2 young children, ages 4 & 1, and I was trying to juggle it all; work, relationship, family, community. At some point, I believe it wa...

August 6, 2019

Wellness, the concept of changing one’s habits to increase longevity and quality of life, has slowly been finding a foothold within the walls of the workplace. With the incidence of workplace burnout reaching “epidemic proportions” (Charlie DeWitt, 2017), organizations...

July 17, 2018

Once, when bedridden with a fever, I watched the movie "The Holiday" 3 times in a row.  While it may have been the fever tempering my overall artistic critical abilities, the movie did in fact have a core inspirational message, "Be the STAR of your own life!" For both...

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