How Evernote Kept Me Sane : A Clean Car

How Evernote Kept Me Sane : A Clean Car

I was so bummed that the phone number for the man who cleans my car at my house didn’t work any more. I couldn’t reach him and the kid-shuttle (aka the minivan) was DISGUSTING!! Then I remembered that his business card was saved inside Evernote and there might be another way to contact him. Lo […]

How to Visually Keep Your Priorities in Check

How to Visually Keep Your Priorities in Check

Between baseball this season, soccer next season and my daughter’s passion for circus arts I have so many places to be, (and on time too). I have always used a calendar because my brain couldn’t remember when I was having lunch with Aunt Cile or heading on that trip with friends.  But now that I […]

Giving Up Things to Have More…

Giving Up Things to Have More…

It has been hard not to pursue all my passions.  I have been a pianist, dancer, visual artist, teacher, mom and entrepreneur, gardener, organizer, coach, the list goes on and on.  But what has come to be important to me since having kids, is taking time to decide what my focus will be.  That means […]

Too Much Technology

Did you know that using too much technology can cause stress and interfere with sleep?  Just as we become aware of how much our kids are plugged in, it is great to take that same awareness to ourselves.  For 3 days, I kept a technology journal, tracking how much time I spend on technology and what […]

Time Tracking Technology

When I decided to track what and how much time I was spending on technology this last week, I looked into and tried out a few different apps.  Here are three I found useful and my thoughts about them. Toggle Available across all devices- desktop, apples, and androids makes it very attractive.  You must manually […]

Breaking in the Boundaries

Breaking in the Boundaries

As individuals, we create boundaries for ourselves all the time.  Sometimes more consciously than others.  We put up emotional boundaries with people, physical boundaries against the rain.  Some of these boundaries serve us well, others not so much.  It is the well thought out, purposeful boundaries that support our lives and give us energy.  As […]

Spring Cleaning for the Mind

Spring Cleaning for the Mind

The spring Equinox has just passed and we can feel the days lengthening and the earth warming here in the Northern hemisphere.  I get the urge to spring clean the house, to open up and create space in my home and office.  But one thing often gets neglected when we are focused on our spring […]

Helping Kids Be Self-Aware

Helping Kids Be Self-Aware

At the Wisdom 2.0 conference in February, I was privileged to see so many amazing speakers doing incredible work in the world.  One of my favorite groups by far was Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and their training program for school teachers and students. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, was the […]

The Scoop on Affirmations

I have always been skeptical of affirmations. Here are some of the thoughts I have had about them over the years: “You cannot make reality with thoughts.” “It is just a bandaid to the pain.” “My thoughts aren’t going to change any thing.” and on and on… But in spite of these previous skepticisms, I […]

Dream Your Own Dream

I attended an amazing women’s leadership event this past weekend.  It was inspiring and sweet to see over 400 women together, supporting and leading.  No dream was too big and no one was brought down by another woman. I walked away from this event pondering, “What is it I want my life? What do I want my leadership, […]