Rain blows across the balcony, threatening to take my flower pots with it. Inside, I'm warm and dry. My cat curls up by my feet. I'm contemplative. Is it because of the rain? Maybe. I'm preoccupied by memories—not the happy kind. Rainy day memories. And with these memories come feelings, sensations in my body. Tension.… Continue reading Letting Go
So often so many of us don't think we have any power. We have been taught to believe that power lies outside of us. That we should just do what we're told or what we're "supposed" to do. Most of us learned that at an early age. Yet, we have way more power than we… Continue reading You’ve Got the Power
I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood. It's one of those perfect days—warm, sunny, blue sky, a light breeze. The kind of day that lifts your spirits without you even trying. Signs of spring's upcoming arrival are everywhere— yellow daffodils like fancy teacups; robins chirping; clover the size of half dollars. I… Continue reading When You Just Need to Take a Timeout
How often do you check in with yourself to see how you're doing? It's so easy to get caught up in the flurry of daily life, to get trapped in mental thought loops and to-do lists. This week I've put together a simple checklist to help you take a few minutes and give yourself a… Continue reading Is It Time for a Check-Up?
Here in Middle Tennessee—and across much of the U.S.—we're in the midst of a powerful winter storm. In fact, it's so unusual and extreme that some parts of the country have received winter storm warnings for the first time. (Hello, parts of Texas!) Moments like this get our attention—we have no choice but to stop… Continue reading How Are You Being?
As Valentine's Day approaches, many of us are making romantic plans with our significant others. Some of us may be making plans with friends, whether socially-distanced-in-person get-togethers or virtual hangouts dancing across the interweb airwaves. Whatever the scenario, love is front and center in our minds. More specifically, relationships are at the forefront. We are… Continue reading Table for One
Yesterday marked the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. Nature's heartbeat grows louder and we can feel the thrumming of life just beneath the winter's surface. Soon tiny buds and green shoots will emerge. Daffodils and crocuses will lift their heads to the sun. During the… Continue reading What Seeds Do You Want to Plant?
Sometimes you have to change the energy. Feeling stagnant? Spinning your wheels? Go for a walk. Sit in a different spot. If you're working from home you could even try sitting on the floor (which is where I'm sitting right now as I write this) because why not? How about a little workspace feng shui?… Continue reading Feeling Stuck? Maybe It’s Time to Move
Sometimes we need to press "pause" on the soundtrack of our lives. The quiet gives us rest, time to reflect. To think about songs we've heard, some on repeat. To reminisce. And to anticipate what comes next on the playlist. Will we be the DJ or will there be a guest DJ choosing the track?… Continue reading Enjoy the Silence
When's the last time you did something just because it was fun? Just because it brought you joy or made you laugh? Most of us have plenty of daily responsibilities and obligations to keep us busy. We're good at getting things done. Checking off boxes. Meeting or exceeding expectations. Making sure we get our heart… Continue reading Are You Having Fun Yet?