Why self-compassion matters

Today I’m going to be talking about self-compassion and bringing it into all aspects of our lives. What does it mean to truly embrace ourselves as we are? And how can we cultivate this ability? It’s been shown that one of the top regrets of the dying is “the wish to have had the courage…

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Create a daily meditation practice with ease

Perhaps you don’t consider that you’re the “type” to meditate or maybe you feel that sitting still is boring or nothing but a waste of time during your already full if not overwhelming day. Actually, there are precious few reasons for not including the practice of meditation from your daily life.  When you really wrap…

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Who are the happiest women?

Today I’d like to talk about the qualities that characterize the happiest women and what you can do to boost your own experience of happiness. Many of us think of happiness as that feeling that arises when we buy something new, or have an exciting experience. Psychologist and researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky in her book The…

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Summer ends… and you’ve got the blues?

Do you sometimes feel blue for no explainable reason? Perhaps the change of season has evoked an unwanted feeling of sadness that occasionally washes over you. Whether you can identify the cause or not–it hurts and the wish to make it go away or manage it more effectively is real. Sooner or later, we all…

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What we learned from our beloved Kooper

The day before my first webinar I faced another of life’s terrible losses. We had to put down our beautiful, majestic Portuguese Waterdog, Kooper. He slid peacefully into eternal sleep and, though we celebrate his full and very well loved life, the pain and sadness remains palpable. What our family learned is immeasurable. He brought…

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Who Are You?

Wherever you are in your life, the big question is, “Who do you want to become?” In this email, I’m suggesting that you consider doing a brief journaling exercise which will shed light on your life purpose. I encourage you to go for the ride. Stay open and let yourself go uncensored as you move…

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The Death of Perfect

Do you sometimes strive for perfection at home, at work, making plans or even just having a dinner party? Are you left feeling anxious or worried that you’ve not done your best? I wrote this article for the Huffington Post a while back. I’ve reworked it a bit and thought it might be of value…

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How do I make lasting change?

This week I got asked by a client, “How do I stick to the changes I’m working so hard to make?” I thought this would be great to address in my next email to you. Do you struggle with making lasting changes that you know will improve the quality of your life? Maybe it’s drinking…

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How to Put Together Your Ideal Community

“What do I do when I don’t have a good, healthy support system?” After my last email about “Who’s got your back?”, I heard from several people asking me how to build a healthy support system. Keep in mind that the common experience of most happy, fulfilled and successful people is having the support of…

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Who’s Got Your Back?

Are you getting the support you need as you navigate through these years? Your support team, community or “tribe” are the people in your life who are available to you for practical, emotional and moral support. Cultivating and maintaining a healthy support team helps us to better navigate the course our lives and helps us…

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