It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Okay?

Earlier this year I took my own advice and dropped some rubber balls (see "Juggling…" post) when my life went into free fall starting early January. In the first few months I coped by being extremely busy. I started a new consulting position, I had an enormous amount of family responsibilities, I exercised like a fiend. Then May came and I crashed. It wasn't about a lack of time. It was a lack of any kind of creative or regenerative spark. One month turned into two, then three until I now look back and see half a year has passed. And that's […] Continue Reading

“You’ve Arrived…”

I've literally made it my business to be a life-long learner, to practice "being here now," and to absorb the power and peace that goes along with it. Yet in the midst of a leisurely Skype call with my Dad in Israel, he caught me by surprise when he announced, "You've arrived." Huh? […] Continue Reading

Putting the “Happy” Back in Happy Holidays

In addition to holiday music, holiday foods, holiday parties, and holiday gifts, many of us - if not all of us - have at one time or another found ourselves in the “holiday blues.” It’s time to put the “happy” back in Happy Holidays. And it may not be what you think. Wait a minute - it is about what you think! To be "happy" is a state of mind. It is something we get to create. Really, were you born happy? Weren’t you crying when you first greeted the world? All kidding aside, many of us make the mistake thinking something outside of […] Continue Reading