I’m not just asking this question because it’s the holiday season and the time that we often reflect on things that we are grateful for in our lives. I’m posing it because there’s a direct correlation between gratitude and health and happiness. I’ve learned this lesson in a very personal way over the past six […]
If you’re writing a memoir or have an ache in your gut because you need to get started, I’d love to help. Give yourself the gift of an intimate weekend memoir writing retreat this fall at Revel Retreat’s beautiful center tucked up against the mountains in Roslyn, WA (think Northern exposure). This is an entire […]
If you’re writing a memoir or have an ache in your gut because you need to get started, I want to help. Give yourself the gift of an intimate weekend memoir writing retreat November 2 – 4th 2018 at Revel Retreat’s beautiful retreat center tucked up against the mountains in Roslyn, WA (think Northern exposure). […]
My friend Jeanne and I have a ritual we kicked off a year ago: we send each other a text sharing our self-love action for the day. Sometimes it’s a walk to the beach, a tea date or a soak in the tub. Other times, it’s as simple as fifteen minutes of chill time. The […]
If I needed a reminder about the power of personal storytelling, I got it in spades over this past week. I spent Super Bowl weekend at an amazing retreat center in Roslyn (thank you Revel Retreats), helping seven incredible writers identify and structure the deeply personal stories they need to tell. Along with intensive writing […]Continue Reading...
My morning started with a coffee collision in the hallway with my daughter Hannah. I was carrying two steaming cups and one ended up all over the two of us and the hallway floor. I admit that I had a moment of shock and let out a few choice words. But then I remembered what […]
In my family, Wednesday means one thing: Pizza Night. We started this tradition about five years ago to accompany our other favorite Wednesday night tradition – Survivor (though we are currently between seasons.) The beauty is that it’s easy to make, customizable for each person, and can be as healthy or as decadent as you […]
This is something I’ve been practicing and here’s what works for me: Turn off the news and skip the morning paper. If you find a feel-good news station, please let me know. Get moving. If you missed out on a happy dance this morning, do a little dance in your office or living room. Or […]Continue Reading...
I am dragging this morning. Usually, I would force myself to head into the office anyway. But because I’ve vowed to focus on health, happiness and passion, I’m working from home this morning – and allowing for plenty of breaks along the way. As I was drinking my morning coffee in bed an hour ago […]Continue Reading...
After being diagnosed with two serious, scary-sounding diseases, I became consumed with hear and convinced I was jinxed. I started expecting bad things to happen and it seemed like that’s what I was getting. When I finally got sick of being scared and miserable, I threw myself into he self-help world and began learning about […]