Abby Wambach's new book, Wolfpack, is short but full of actionable advice. She illustrates with stories from her own experience, and she unapologetically makes the case for a sisterhood of women supporting each other. I have two favorite chapters. From Chapter Three: Lead from the Bench: Old Rule: Wait for permission to lead. New Rule: … Continue reading Wolfpack
Much of the literature on happiness and habits refers to building routines that work for us and support us every day toward achieving our goals. I like to have a daily routine, especially in the morning. The grounding and centering I achieve through regular routines of meditation and journal writing in the morning seems to … Continue reading On the freedom of breaking streaks
This Sunday I got an itch to go for a run. It was at a time when I noticed myself going to the cupboard, believing I wanted to eat something. In reality, I was not hungry. I was avoiding the task of writing up my ice breaker speech for my Toastmasters meeting scheduled for this … Continue reading Good shoes – a mental health investment
I will be starting my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT 200-hour) certification program this Friday. I am brimming with excitement and the slight trepidation that always seems to come from beginning a new endeavor. I am curious about the following: What will this experience be like? What kinds of students will participate? Will I like them? … Continue reading The eve of Yoga Teacher Training
As I prepare to teach a 4-week learning circle entitled "Nurturing Your Feminine Leadership Journey" I realize that I have done what I can. Now it is time to surrender the results, and become (and remain) present with the participants. I may have just a couple of students, but I am committed to making the … Continue reading Prepared to surrender
***This edited blog was originally posted in February 2018*** When we get to February I always feel a surge of optimism. Spring is not so far away now, and those of us who get a little "cabin fever" this time of the year start noticing more light in the evenings. In February of 2017 I … Continue reading TBT – Do you have a few minutes?