Live Simply in December: Ease

Creating more ease in people's lives is at the core of my life's work. I know firsthand the ways challenges great and small are responsible for important mental, physical and spiritual growth. Still, I'm invested in creating greater ease because I also know that the more freed up each of us is (freed from the weight of excess, guilt, obligation, shame, judgment and so on), the more capable and contributory we are. Throughout my decade ...
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Live Simply In November: Intention

  In the karmic equation that rules our lives, intention is the cause that ultimately creates an effect. When we consciously set an intention, we align ourselves with our authentic purpose and desire. On an unconscious and conscious level, we put forth the energy that’s required to bring about our intended outcome. Without intention, we're like aimless waifs, living to accomodate the needs of others before ourselves. We compromise our self worth, say yes to ...
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Live Simply In October: Satisfaction

In life, there are the tasks we want to do and the ones we know we need to do. Most unfortunately, these two things often don't overlap. Like, you know you need to move your body, but what you want to do is become your bed. Or, you know you need to create an orderly, calming environment for yourself and your family but what you want to do is anything other than edit and organize. ...
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Live Simply In September: Impeccability

  We learn as we mature that life is a balance of getting what we want and giving others what they want. Being willing to compromise is the difference between having healthy relationships and being a giant jerk no one likes. Still, each of us has certain values we refuse to compromise on. These are the areas in which we feel passionately enough that only upholding a standard of impeccability feels appropriate. Impeccability is a ...
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Live Simply In August: Play

For years, I sported what could only ever have been referred to as an ugly, dumb, digital, sport-style watch. To others, it must appeared in stark contrast with the rest of my intentionally put-together look. But there was one crucial reason why I willingly downgraded the style score of my wrist: the watch produced a polite but noticeable "beep-beep" on the hour. It was loud enough that it got my attention, prompting me to pause ...
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