It’s been a rocky road at my house.

It’s been a rocky road at my house.

Change has hit our family like a mack truck. As you might have noticed I’ve been writing and talking about change recently. Between the article ‘Why Change is so Hard‘ and the quarterly training ‘Using Seasonal Shifts to make Personal Changes‘ I know lots about change. I work with clients through change ALL the TIME. […]

Head disorganization

Head disorganization

As you can guess, I lead a pretty organized life. You may think it’s super neat and I know where everything is 100% of the time, but I’m human with two kids and a husband who collects wood to build backyard structures. so… it’s as good as I can get it. I’m able to control […]

Why change is so hard.

Why change is so hard.

There are so many things we want differently.  We may dream of better jobs or a bigger house, we may want to exercise more or have deeper connections with our family.  There are many parts of life when we must ride the tide of change, but there are others in which we can make choices […]

Systems?  UGH…. Making Friends with that word.

Systems? UGH…. Making Friends with that word.

I was talking to a coach the other day about what I do and I watched her cringe when I said, “systems”.  So I started noticing what happened to other people when I used THAT word.  I observed clients, prospective clients, audiences, etc. And what I noticed surprised me. People either cringed or their eyes […]

Can’t Someone Else Do This? Delegating for Business Owners

Can’t Someone Else Do This? Delegating for Business Owners

I remember when I hired my first assistant.  I’d been dreaming of that day, thinking how much more I’d get completed, imagining how much more free time I’d have. Then reality hit.  I had to spend time managing, directing and checking in on my new assistant.  I had to prep tasks for her to complete, […]

Email’s a Bitch- Well…. at least something that seems untamable

Email’s a Bitch- Well…. at least something that seems untamable

How many emails are in your Inbox? More than you can count? How important is most of it? If you’re like me, most of its of very little importance. I have two email addresses so that I can keep personal and business lives separate. It works well in that regard but it also means I […]

I’ll Dance a Jig Once I’m Organized.

I’ll Dance a Jig Once I’m Organized.

Yesterday, I did something that felt indulgent and daring. I set up an outside painting area for myself. I’ve been wanting to get back to painting, wanting to move the pigments and mediums around the canvas and see what happens. I’ve been wanting to loose myself in the process of creation. BUT…. I kept postponing […]

Connecting Your Child to Nature

Connecting Your Child to Nature

It’s summertime and whether you have a toddler or a school age kid, getting them outside and into nature is a sure fire way to see their creativity blossom and their stress disappear. Since I’ve got school age kids, many of our afternoons are filled with getting from one activity to another, but now that […]

Road Trip Food

Road Trip Food

I’ve been taking road trips as long as I can remember.  As a kid we would drive up the east coast every summer to go see my grandparents, first in Pennsylvania and then in Massachusetts.  Off we would go, in a wooden paneled station wagon, my brother, my mom and dad. As a single woman […]

Why I Want My Kids to Get Bored

Why I Want My Kids to Get Bored

“I’m Booooorrrreeed” is a common  thing my kids say when they don’t know what to do.  And…I think it’s great for them to be bored.   I watch time and time again as their “boredom” leads to amazing things.  Boredom leads to possibility, to creativity and to learning to live with idleness- a sense of […]