Journal With Me: Renewal as a Path Forward

Journal With Me: Renewal as a Path Forward

You might wonder why in the world I would choose to write about renewal at this particular moment. Yes, we’re stuck inside and the world is upside down. I feel all of that, and there are days when I struggle to find the good, the joyful, something to renew my spirit....

Who Will You Be When This Is All Over?

Who Will You Be When This Is All Over?

Stressful times are not on anyone’s wish list, but they can teach us a lot about ourselves and how we handle challenges and loss and change, about what we value, and about what we may be hanging on to that we don’t need. Having my everyday way of life stripped away...

Why We Need Compassion Now More Than Ever

Why We Need Compassion Now More Than Ever

I was walking on the fire road near my home a few days ago, being mindful of the need for social distancing — moving far to my side if someone was walking the other direction. Suddenly, four mountain bikers came at me at high speed, all only two feet from each other...

Journal With Me: Renewal as a Path Forward

Journal With Me: The Beauty of the Pause

We’re still in wild times with change happening constantly. But while the world spins around us, we can create structure and systems in our own life. Doing so helps us calm our minds and bodies. And when we do that, we can contemplate important ideas that are coming...

How Are You Dealing with Unexpected Change?

How Are You Dealing with Unexpected Change?

Each day I wake up and think to myself, ok I’ve figured out where I can walk the dog and maintain social distance, I’ve figured out the time to go shopping so there are only a few other folks in the store, I’ve figured out how to have extra adult children back in the...

Journal With Me: When Life is Back to “Normal”

Journal With Me: Little Choices Add Up

Yesterday was my beautiful daughter's birthday, and it was also the first day of mandatory lock down for the Bay Area. We are to stay in our homes except for a few exceptions (to buy food for example). My older son and his girlfriend arrived a few days ago for their...

Time for Your 90-Day Check-in

Time for Your 90-Day Check-in

Do you ever create a plan, or set intentions or make resolutions and then nothing happens? You find all sorts of tasks to do instead of what you committed to, or you find excuses to start tomorrow. That's happened to me more often than I want to admit.    And...