Life Balance

Help! How do I Reinvent my Career Now?

Are you struggling to re-invent your career…or do you know someone who is? I’m happy to announce that on Monday, April 24, 2017, I’ll be conducting a half-day workshop for a wonderful organization, ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women. ReBoot offers a unique set of programs designed by women for women to help them re-enter the workforce after a break in employment to raise children. Their programs help you prepare to compete in today’s connected world, landing a job that makes you feel fulfilled and impactful professionally. I recently conducted this workshop for them and it was so well-received that they have asked…

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Have You Picked Your Theme For The Year Yet?

Each year for the past few I have chosen a theme word to represent what I want more of (or less of) in the new year. This year, I have selected two words: flow and community. Flow because it is a continuation of a project we started last year when my husband joined me in the business. It was a decision to consolidate our work and personal lives into one flowing whole. A way to invest in our family in a new way, essentially switching roles so that we can support our children more fully while also…

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Project Kon-Mari: The Closet Edition

I picked up Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, several months ago, intrigued by the premise and longing for less stuff in my life (and in my closet). With kids and a busy entrepreneurial lifestyle, my husband and I are constantly looking for ways to pare down the stuff around us, to varying degrees of success. He likes to throw things out to cut down on the clutter; I like to have a system so things don’t get messy again. Since I’m often short on time, my…

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That Magical Back-From-Vacation Feeling

That lazy back from vacation feeling. That I-don’t-want-to-apply myself feeling. That so-glad-it’s-summer feeling. That life-i-so-simple feeling. Yes, that. Back from a week in the mountains, I’ve been thinking big thoughts and also thinking about nothing at all. I’ve been enjoying time in the wilderness with my children. Watching my kids thrive in the outdoors, with the freedom that family camp brings, able to go around and do what they want, to eat exactly what they want, and to spend their allowance at the camp store buying treats, and staying up late having s’mores around the campfire. Ah,…

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3 Ways to Recharge This Summer

I’ve been spending too much time on Facebook lately, peering at the curated versions of peoples’ lives. I find myself feeling a bit less than whenever I do it, but I find it hard to look away from the shiny versions of other peoples’ lives. It is so easy to view other’s worlds and think that their grass is greener. If you could just be like them, have their life, their friends, their children, their home, all would be well. It would not be. Perhaps because of the line of work I’m in, I gain access to…

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KC Carter

This Epic Life: Start from Where You Are with KC Carter

If you’ve noticed that maintaining presence is a key to enjoying the business, family or impact you’re building, you are in the right place. – KC Carter A Kriyaban yogi, meditation guru, and company culture expert, Kristoffer (KC) Carter is a living, breathing example of awake, on-purpose living. Quick to laugh and exquisitely present, KC has devote his career to helping people live epic lives by optimizing one’s experience, from the inside out. Intrigued? Please join me for: This Epic Life: Start from Where You Are with KC Carter  Tuesday, 4/26 @ 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET RSVP for this…

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My Team Mate, My Husband

Several days this past week I’ve woken in the middle of the night mid-dream. The dream takes various forms: I’m lost in a building and can’t find my way out, or I’m trying to check out of a hotel but can’t pack my things fast enough to check out in time, are a couple of examples. I wake up in a sweat, and have trouble going back to sleep. My sleep has not been restful these past few weeks. When I think about these anxiety dreams, logically, I know where they come from. They are about all…

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A Wish For The New Year: Honoring Myself

I am going to get a bit personal today, to take a chance to express my internal longings for the double-purpose of saying out loud what I long for and also helping you connect with what you personally crave for your life, too. Here goes. I feel like a brilliant diamond that is covered up, not quite visible or glowing the way it has the potential to be. Mired down in the muck of feeling scared and limited in my skin, I find I’m not sure how to be who I really am. How to be myself…

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Chat With Mer: Achieve More by Doing Less with Dr. Christine Carter

Would you like to accomplish more with less effort and time? Presenting the latest research on positivity, productivity and elite performance, Christine Carter, PhD. demonstrates a sweet paradox:  by doing less, we can actually accomplish more. Vividly rendering intriguing research and lively anecdotal evidence (including her own backstory), Carter offers a practical game plan for mitigating stress and working with our brain’s innate hardwiring to increase productivity, balance and ultimately, success. She’ll discuss: Why it’s important to vanquish messages that more is better and that being busy is good – and how our bodies and brains respond when…

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Casual Fridays: Taking Care of Physical Health

One of the best things about working for myself is being able to make all the rules. Running a business is challenging, but there are some definite perks. Like casual Fridays. As I write this, I am sitting in my lovely office in a t-shirt, yoga pants, and sneakers. This is only the second or third time I have done this. I typically dress up every day for the office and for my clients, thinking it’s important that I look the part. I feel more official and good about myself when I’m wearing my professional clothes. Plus,…

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