Wolfpack

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

On the freedom of breaking streaks

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

Good shoes – a mental health investment

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

The eve of Yoga Teacher Training

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

Prepared to surrender

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

TBT – Do you have a few minutes?

***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?