Most of the time, you don’t know how much you’re carrying until you put it down. I got a taste of my own medicine at a retreat last weekend. I knew I needed it, but I didn’t know how bad until I got there. I’d signed up to spend the weekend at one of my favorite places, Garrison Institute, housed […]
I was visiting with longtime, beloved friends last week. Seems I’m not the only one who’s been in an odd, restless place recently. Some combination of what’s in the news, summer expansiveness and being in my second Saturn return (an astrologically significant time of change and upheaval, first in your late 20s and again in […]
It’s easy to think the smallest thing that someone else does is great and that the largest thing we’ve done is nothing much. I talk to so many women who feel, as I often do, that if I’ve done something, well, gee, can’t anyone? Doesn’t everyone? “Really, it’s no big deal that I lifted that boulder off of your kid…oh, but thank you so much for that glass of water, it’s delicious, I was so thirsty!” Sound at all familiar?
Most inspirational speakers exhort us to “give it your all!” to “go big or go home!” Or maybe even “give 110% to truly give your best” to “always go above and beyond what you think you are capable of!” in order to truly succeed.
I think for many of us, this is a recipe for disaster.
Don’t look down; this inquiry isn’t about a number on the scale or how your jeans fit. It’s not a shame game, it’s a claim game — how you claim space in your life in a way that feels just right for you. If you’re like me and most of the women I work with, […]
This self-care business can be tricky. There are so many components, so many possible places to put your energy and attention.
It’s easy for something to fall through the cracks.
I am decidedly a hibernator in winter. I could go to sleep soon after it gets dark, and am happy to wake early with the light. I hunker down under cozy blankets and drink cups and cups of tea to warm my body and soothe my soul.
And I find that there are cups of tea, and there are cups of tea.
You are amazing, you know that right? You can go and go and go, and most of the time it feels like it’s working. Except when it doesn’t, and you get sick or, worse, trip and break your ankle.
But just because you CAN run on all cylinders for weeks or months on end doesn’t mean it’s a good thing.
I’m writing today from one of my favorite places, the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. I feel blessed to live just 25 miles from one of the premier holistic learning centers in the country. This campus is a holy place where people have been exploring the boundaries of spirituality and healing since the 70s. I come here to […]
What does it even mean to surrender? Most dictionary definitions talk about giving oneself or one’s possessions over to another, or to an ideal. But true surrender, from my point of view, is more about leaning into the self-awareness that leads to wise energy management.