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Holiday Stress?

My client is a mom of three under seven – a big job on top of her big job. As we coached, she was surrounded by piles of outgrown clothes and toys, the detritus of a seasonal decluttering.“And now,” she announced incredulously, “we have to do presents!”I was supposed to…
November 22, 2023
Getting Things Done

One Hundred Years

This thing you’re struggling to do, what if you knew you had one hundred years to do it? I came across this idea in Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses, by Allan J. Hamilton, M.D. A rancher had a horse that got spooked by…
October 30, 2023
Parenting & Family Life

Something to Wrap My Empty Arms Around

"The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the self, nor the other. The ultimate touchstone of friendship is witness." - David Whyte Anytime I have the opportunity to listen to the poet David Whyte, I take it. He looks deeply at ordinary life and finds wonder and…
March 19, 2021
Parenting & Family Life

Things My Daughter Taught Me

I’m in a reflective mood. Our daughter and firstborn, Elliot, turned 18. Before I had her, I knew I wanted to be a mother, but it was a blind instinct. I didn’t know what I was getting into. Honestly, I thought parenthood might be like it was on tv: the…
December 5, 2020