Finding Inner Peace in Stressful Times

We all live busy lives, and typically, the busier we are, the more stressful life typically is. The American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America™ survey revealed that 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, and 73% regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress.  And 48% feel their stress has increased over the past five… Read more »

Are you fully embracing the ride?

Are you excited about the upcoming holidays? In resistance? Or vacillating somewhere in between? No doubt there is a transition into the energy of the holidays. It can happen slowly and gradually. Or it can feel like you were pushed into a cold swimming pool, a little shocking at first, but refreshing and enjoyable when… Read more »

Making Peace with Imperfection

Are you being tortured with imperfection too? Lately I’ve noticed myself harshly judging myself, playing the comparison game and feeling like a failure in multiple areas of life. Yep, full on, being extra critical of all that is seemingly “imperfect.” Do you ever slip into this mode? We all do it from time to time…. Read more »

Gratitude on Thanksgiving Day

It’s the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the USA, and yesterday, my family and I made the long drive to Sacramento and are looking forward to visits with my Mom and family in the area. From our family to yours, wishing you a blessed day, lots of meaningful and memorable moments and tasty food! One of… Read more »

Remember Me?

You haven’t heard from me in awhile.  But, I’m back! If you’re newer to my community, a warm welcome to YOU!  Looking forward to connecting with you over the months and years to come.  Thank you for your patience. So……I’ve been on sabbatical.  Did you miss me? It was both intentional, and unintentional.  I’d been… Read more »

An Update from Israel!

Greetings from Israel!  Yes, I’m writing to you from Tel Aviv, as I peek out at the Mediterranean Sea and listen to the sounds of the city from my new little desk in our temporary apartment home. (The pic below was taken a few blocks from where we live). About 11 weeks ago, we moved… Read more »

The Art of Surrendering to What Is

Oh my goodness!  It’s been a good 3 months since my last official “newsletter” or article to you. I’m a little embarrassed because I don’t like to let this much time go between personal communications.  Simultaneously, I’m surrendering to “what is” because dwelling in guilt and turmoil doesn’t serve me or anyone.  Sometimes life is… Read more »

10½ Keys to Living Fully Fulfilled

KEY #1: “Know Thy Self” How well do you really know yourself? Society, the media, and our professional worlds have influenced and colored who we are, just as expectations from spouses, family, and friends. Most of us have grown up in a society that snubs selfishness, and praises “pleasing” others. It’s often times hard to… Read more »