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November 12, 2019

How often do you feel like you could use 10 more hours in a day just to get through your to-do list?

I know that feeling of spinning your wheels, not knowing how you'll get it all done, and ultimately riding this stress-induced rush to the finish line each day. It's exhausting, and it's not good for us in any way -- mentally, physically, or emotionally.

Learning some actionable tips for productivity and prioritizing has helped tremendously, and I want to shar...

November 11, 2019

What are the hobbies that help you disconnect and recharge?

Science has shown that having a hobby makes us happier, healthier people. It helps us curate better mental and physical health, and when you’re doing something you enjoy, it makes your life feel more rewarding.

Keeping yourself healthy both mentally and physically through hobbies is essential to living your best life. If you don’t have a hobby, there’s no time like right now to get one going. You don...

November 10, 2019

If you're one of the millions of people who struggle with anxiety, you know how it controls your every moment.

Experiencing an episode of anxiety can feel like being imprisoned by your thoughts, weighed down in your own body, and feeling frantic for "no apparent reason."

Whether you've been diagnosed with anxiety or experience anxious thoughts from time to time, I want to share some of my favorite ways to soothe my worried mind when I'm feeling over-the-top a...

April 3, 2019

Women, especially caregiving women are one thing I know for sure.  BUSY!

Something I hear often from people is, "I want to start meditating but I'm just too busy! I don't know when I could fit it in."

I teach my clients two types of meditation- formal and informal. While I encourage you to practice formal meditation for the many health benefits, practicing mindfulness informally can also make a huge impact on your life. 

Here are a few tips to add a mindful...

March 20, 2019

What’s the very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? 

If you’re like 80% of smart phone users, it’s probably picking up your phone and checking your email and social media- before you even get out of bed!

Last month, I went on the trip of a life time as my husband and I traveled through Europe to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary.  It was amazing! But I noticed when we returned home to San Diego that I had completely fallen off of my morni...

January 23, 2019

We all have times in our life where we’re eating food not because we’re hungry physically, but because we’re hungry for something emotionally. If you’ve ever found yourself sitting in front of the TV or computer mindlessly eating and look down to find an empty container in your lap, then I think you know what I’m talking about.

Working as a mindfulness and self-compassion teacher, I teach women who are struggling with negative self-talk how to feel better an...

November 21, 2018

Here are 12 Gratitude prompts to get your Thanksgiving table buzzing this year! You can pass them around and read them aloud so you can all share your answers or place them at each place setting with a pen, pass to the right, and at the end, read each topic aloud and guess who was thankful for what! You could also use one topic each day to extend the gratitude through the season. Let me know how you use it to spark an attitude of gratitude in your family th...

October 25, 2018

I started mastering homemade chicken stock because good stock is the key foundation of good soup. I have made gallons of it and I think I have it down! I have a gargantuan stock pot, so when I make it we are swimming in the golden broth for over a week. I used to make it at least once every week and sometimes two. I maxed out at three times one week! After a broth break, I am now coming back to it!

Homemade Chicken Stock~

1 whole roasted chicken. I b...

August 9, 2018

I notice that I speak and eat much slower than most people. Its so funny to me. I went to lunch with a friend today and I wasn’t even half way done when she finished. It’s not the first time that’s happened, by a long shot. I was also just watching myself being coached on a recorded video call and oh my goodness, I am a SLOW talker. Jerry Seinfeld could do a whole bit on me.  

I think that because of my practice, I am just more inten...

August 8, 2018

One of the misunderstandings people sometimes have about the kind of mindfulness coaching I do is that they need to make themselves happy through meditation and the practices I teach or they just need to think happy thoughts. 

I rather you learn to love yourself in all your messiness. Because let’s face it- we’re all a hot mess at one time or another. It’s just how life goes. 

This week I journaled what I am calling Anti Affirmations.

I am messy. I am lazy. I...

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