The Joy in Letting Go

There is a lot of uncertainty and change out there right now. We as human beings crave predictability, but the only constant source of stability we can count on and cultivate is within. Now is the time to strengthen our wisdom, ignite our inner fire, and be the calm within the storm for ourselves and for each other.
I often ask my students, “What are you really hungry for now?” They don’t say French fries or more clothes. These are the common responses:

  • I want peace.
  • I want more time.
  • I want to feel more connected, and be able to stay in the present moment more often when I’m spending time with those in my life.

Seem like a tall order? Not necessarily. In fact, we can reach some of these goals by simplifying our approach to everyday activities and encounters. One practice that brings us closer to strengthening our inner stability is letting go.… READ MORE...

Got Bodhicitta?

I hope you are well. I returned from a week silent meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, which has been my spiritual home for over 10 years. The focus of this meditation retreat was on the topic of Bodhicitta. One of the teachers, who was leading this retreat was my first dharma teacher, James Baraz whom you have heard me speak of and who is also one of the expert speakers in my Mindfully Nourished course. James is a wise & joyful soul who has been meditating and teaching meditation for over 30 years. We have been very close for over a decade and it was very sweet to sit with him this week.

What is Bodhicitta? It is the cultivation of aligning the mind and heart.

Take your hand out in front of you.
Turn your hand so that your palm is away from you. Look at the fingers.… READ MORE...

What is the secret sauce in making a good decision? Amazing video and interview

Power of She- Interview 1

I hope you are well. As many of you know, a big part of my work in the last decade has been in supporting men and women to bring their full selves to work and home. With that said, a lot of my work has been supporting women of all ages and stages. I have supported younger women students at Stanford, middle and older age women that are helping professionals who attend my professional trainings at UC Berkeley, thousands of women in my workshops, public classes, and meditation retreats, women leaders at work, and women clients who I support as an executive life coach. I feel incredibly honored to have supported so many women to find their voice, bring their full self forward, lead from what really matters, and change patterns that are not serving them, so they can be their best and brightest selves.

At this time in the world, I am feeling MORE called to support the feminine to rise and lead.READ MORE...