Running Up THAT Hill

Do you tackle the hard things first? …or do you let them linger until you feel them looming? Since experiencing some knee trouble, biking has been my preferred aerobic exercise. Luckily, I have a bike and can easily take it out for a spin. However, there is a hill by my house, and whenever I go on a ride, I…

Continue ReadingRunning Up THAT Hill

The Beach

𝑊ℎ𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑤𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑡? 𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟? 𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑟 𝑢𝑠? 𝑆𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑎 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑖𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑝ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦, 𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑠 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑛𝑜𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒. 𝐵𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑧𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑢𝑠 𝑤𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝑊𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑚𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑠, 𝑊𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑘𝑒𝑒𝑝 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑔𝑙𝑜𝑤. 𝐶𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑢𝑝 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑛. 𝐾𝑒𝑒𝑝 𝑚𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑜𝑙.…

Continue ReadingThe Beach

The Ripple Effect

  When the pandemic hit, people moved out of the city. One effect of that exodus was that Broadway actors lost their jobs. But what about the ripple effect that their leaving had? What about the dishwasher in the restaurant where Patti LuPone bought her coffee? Or the manicurist Audra McDonald visited regularly? What about the people who worked in…

Continue ReadingThe Ripple Effect

Spiritual Concierge

  Sage burning and full-moon intention ceremonies? Hypnotherapy and shaman healing? The trend in some high-end New York City residences is to offer a full menu of spiritual concierge services.  While most of the offerings may be a tad too esoteric for the typical Empty Nester that I usually work with, one option from the menu makes a lot of…

Continue ReadingSpiritual Concierge

Summer Poem: Part 1

    Hello Summer, Goodbye isolation. Over a year since we shut our doors. How quickly the calendar pages turned. The longest winter, and yet, still so fast. The bright warmth of the sun has returned, soothing even the roughest patch. Now, a new kind of assurance. We feel protected from head to toe, as we apply SPF to our…

Continue ReadingSummer Poem: Part 1

What Hat Are You Wearing Now?

    What hat are you wearing right now? When our kids were little, sometimes it felt like we wore the hats of the short-order cook, the chauffeur, and the nurse. As they grew, some of us put on our coach’s hat, later our college-application-essay editor’s hat, and later still, our resume editor's hat and wardrobe consultant's hat. During a…

Continue ReadingWhat Hat Are You Wearing Now?

The Power of the Shower

You’ve heard of the terms “cold shower,” “bridal shower,” and “sun shower,” but have you ever heard of “shower thoughts?" Shower thoughts are the thoughts that pop into your mind while doing something mundane, like, well, taking a shower, planting a flower pot, or driving. They're the little “aha” moments that occur when you are occupied doing one thing, and…

Continue ReadingThe Power of the Shower

How Can Chicken and Corn Lay the Groundwork for a Long, Fulfilled Life?

  • Post category:Mindfulness

Picture a little girl roughhousing in the yard with her dad. He tosses her in the air then leaves her to start the lawn mower and tackle the backyard chores. Soon he’ll be rehydrating from the garden hose and deciding what time to fire up the grill for their healthy chicken and corn dinner. After the barbecue, they will test…

Continue ReadingHow Can Chicken and Corn Lay the Groundwork for a Long, Fulfilled Life?

My “Elevation” Experience

I recently attended The Elevation Experience, a week-long virtual micro course taught by Tracy Litt, a Certified Mindset Coach, Rapid Transformational Therapist, speaker and author. Tracy’s highly potent sessions are focused on practicing deep self-discovery. I found it to be a wonderful experience with an interactive, nurturing community, where I was given space to be seen, heard and loved, before, during…

Continue ReadingMy “Elevation” Experience


No more pages to load