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Wonder Not Worry

By |July 28th, 2016|

We live in a wonderful world. We live in a pragmatic world. We live in a world of endless possibility. We live in a world filled with traps to avoid. It’s no wonder we find ourselves stressed. It’s no wonder we’ve lost our connection to wonder!

Why do we remove ourselves from wonder? Because we worry that it is outdated, uncool, childish, and unproductive. How many travel advice columns teach us how NOT to look like […]

Wild and Precious

By |July 25th, 2016|

One of my favorite quotes is from the American poet Mary Oliver:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

I have this posted on the corkboard over my desk, and I look at it every day. Like many of us, there are days when my life becomes cluttered with tasks and worries, and I need to remind myself of the finiteness of my existence on earth. […]

Mapping Our Journey

By |July 21st, 2016|

Our upcoming Mongolian journey is not only an exciting adventure to an exotic place, but also an embodiment of who we are and where we are going in life. The Warrior Queen tour is an opportunity to take ourselves to a place outside of our comfort zone, and to thrive there. While there we will tap into our three-part selves: Woman, Warrior, and Queen. We will identify our strengths, our fears, and rise above our […]

Land of the Eternal Blue Sky

By |July 19th, 2016|

In two weeks I will be leading a group of intrepid women on an amazing adventure. The trip itself has been in the works for over a year, but in truth it is the culmination of years of daydreaming and reading on my part.

Mongolia. When I mention to most people that we are going there, I hear questions rather than comments. People ask, “Oh, that’s in China, right?” “Magnolia (sic), where is that […]

Genghis Khan Mows My Lawn

By |March 28th, 2016|

We have a great lawn care guy, Dean. He is fast, reasonably priced, and does a better job than we would ever do – a man of few words but efficient action. Unsurprising since this is his current line of work. Perhaps surprising, however, is his email address. It includes the word “Temujin” which is the name of the man we know as Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan. When I asked him about this, he told […]

Body Boost and Smart Spirit

By |November 30th, 2015|

Body Boost
We had a lovely Thanksgiving Day holiday here. Good friends, family, and an abundance of food. In fact, I’m still working on the leftover mashed potatoes, turkey, and pecan pie. Lots of pie. If, like me, you have a bit of a feast hangover then today’s Body Boost may help. Let’s take a Mindfulness Walk. This can be as structured or unstructured as you like, but the key is to pay attention. […]

Body Boost and Smart Spirit Nov 23

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Body Boost
This week’s body tip is not an exercise, but a little recipe. Golden Milk is a concoction of spices and milk that is perfect for cooler weather. Heck, even when it is warm you may chill this and it is just as good.

Turmeric contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory benefits. Adding black pepper to the turmeric mix increases the bioavailability of curcumin. Cinnamon helps lower blood sugar, and ginger has digestive tract benefits. Coconut milk […]

Body Boost and Smart Spirit

By |November 17th, 2015|

I decided that I was being selfish. I was sharing some things with only a few people, and realized that everyone can and should benefit. My private clients have been receiving weekly tips from me in addition to my blog posts and individual communication and coaching. These tips have been well received and clients have asked to share them with their friends, so I’m going to add them to my blog postings here!

Body Boosts are […]

Authenticity

By |November 11th, 2015|

Ever feel like you aren’t telling the truth? Does your life feel like something you have to put on in the morning, rather than something that flows through you? You are not alone!

Being authentic, and using an authentic voice, is one of my favorite topics to explore. It completely ties in with Worthiness (see blog post Fear and Worthiness) but has a different flavor. Worthiness feels like a receptive quality, while Authenticity is outward-bound. Let’s […]

Merriment Menu Week One

By |September 1st, 2015|

Thought I’d take a moment and share my Merriment Menu, mentioned in my blog post yesterday. Here’s mine…would love for you to share yours!