4 Mindset Shifts for the New Year (or any time)

Mindset shift

Happy New Year! I remember once watching a mom with her child in the mall. She stood in front of a candy store, her child in a stroller, looking at all the various confections. It was an overwhelming array of attractive colors and shapes. At once, the little girl stood up in her stroller, reached … Read more

Mindset Shift: Sustainability over Security


You are not safe. Dramatic, yes? Chill. Let me get to the point, it’ll be ok. In previous posts I wrote about Balance and Perfection being big fat lies. They are lies pointing to a larger lie. The larger lie is that if you do all the ‘right’ things and follow the ‘correct’ paths, that … Read more

Mindset Shift: Excellence over Perfection


Perfection is unattainable. And why would you want to? Perfection is a fixed end state beyond which you cannot go. Do you really want to be stuck? If anything, perfection is the ultimate carrot dangling on a stick by marketers who want to keep you hooked on whatever they’re selling. Life breathes and pulses. It … Read more

Christmas Candy from the Universe: The Unexpected Bolt of Joy

Take a trip back with me into the past before the internet to find your joy. Before smart devices. Before instant gratification of all things. It’s a time of radio, tv, and magazines (like the paper kind). Unexpected Joy We had to wait to hear and see our favorite stuff: That song that made you … Read more

Notes on a Conscious Christmas

Ok, full transparency time. I do not like Christmas. In general, I don’t care for most modern holidays. They have become commercialized caricatures of what they were meant to be. When I sat down to write this post, I had pretty much worked myself into a lather over it. I wanted to start off with … Read more

Accepting Naps Into Your Heart

The past couple weeks have been rough. I ain’t gonna lie. It’s been downright hard. A friend died unexpectedly the morning of a major holiday (Thanksgiving) and it left me utterly gutted and flattened. I was overly irritable and having a generally difficult time of making decisions. My first line of self-care defense was to … Read more

Thoughts on Navigating Change

A spoonful of compassion makes the change medicine go down. This month has been all about change. Change isn’t easy. It is sometimes begrudgingly engaged and most always there’s stress involved. Leaving the zone of familiarity doesn’t feel good. It helps to remember change is a process. It is impermanence in action. It’s the seed … Read more

The Yoga of Life

A friend and I complained about and compared aches and pains this morning. Nothing major, just the typical signals of age rolling into bodies once youthful. I have a list of things that talk to me if I move wrong: The muscle I pulled in my lower back years ago tells me to mind how … Read more