Monkey status see, hear, speak no evil

Before I gave a webinar to nurse residents last month on work-life balance I asked them their biggest challenge. They all shared a similar theme: the ability to leave work at work, without agonizing about what they didn’t know, get done, or anticipate. They want what we all want, to feel good about ourselves and…

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Diane coloring hair at home

Whatever your current situation is, heroically working on the front lines in healthcare or essential services, working from home, or furloughed, for the first time in our lives, we literally have no place to go. There is no FOMO, (fear of missing out) because with all the closures and cancellations, there isn’t anything to miss.…

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Yoga Practice on Beach

This marks week 5 of our official quarantine and I don’t know about you, but it is wearing on me. While my inbox continues to fill up with advice on how to best use my time, money and energy during this uncertainty, I feel the need for less, not more. Today I give you the…

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Balloons floating away

Jack Kornfield, my favorite Buddhist monk psychologist says, loving and letting go can be the same thing because both allow us to touch each changing moment and be there fully for whatever arises next. These words resonate with me as I experience moments of hope and peace, followed by waves of overwhelm and sadness in…

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Mountain cabin for writing retreat

I started my new year spending 5 days with a dear friend on a writing retreat in the mountains. It was ideal in so many ways. Besides having uninterrupted space and time to write in a beautiful cabin, we experienced camaraderie and support for our writing projects. I so appreciated the relaxed and free spirit…

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Joy Christmas ornaments

We have trouble saying NO for many reasons. We are good people and don’t want to disappoint anyone, we are high-achievers and think we should be able to do it, or we thrive on the immediate rewards of attention and praise. We also may be challenged with NO when we underestimate the amount of time…

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4Runner steps to self-compassion

I bought a brand new Toyota 4Runner in January this year. In August, I came to the conclusion it was too big for me and decided to sell it. Two days later, I backed into another car after yoga class–oops! (which is NOT exactly the sentiment I shared when this happened). The good news is,…

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