measuring sustainability

In the social change sector, “sustainability” is a word equivalently “buzzy” to the word “resonate” in the coaching world. Funders love to measure the impact of programs, and common questions…

the opposite of presenteeism

If the problem of presenteeism existed before the pandemic, I can’t imagine things have gotten better. Before the pandemic even hit the western hemisphere, Forbes reported: Employers who have struggled…

you’re doing it all wrong!

One of the best aspects of being in the coaching space is collaborating with like-minded, like-hearted women. Being a contributor to a community called Kuel Life is an opportunity that…

5 -day challenge to better health

It’s baaaaack! In August of 2020, I offered a free 5-day Goodbye, Burnout! challenge. (Yeah, that was back sometime in what a friend refers to as “Marchember”—that long stretch between…

energy detox

Zzziing! As my acupuncturist friend’s hand flew up and she jumped back, we both got a reminder that human bodies are not just matter—we’re energetic beings. I felt the electric…

time to detox?

Hello? Is anybody there? Or is everyone still doomscrolling, sucked into the vortex of news and social media after the past two weeks? Perhaps it’s time to detox. For the…

happy new year 2021—i think?

Has 2021 started off with a bang, or is it a continuation of 2020? Two clever Facebook posts I saw on January 8: “Get back on your side of the…

3 simple tips for better gut health

You may have noticed a huge uptick in the mentions of gut health in recent years, and unless you are a nutrition/health/well-being geek like me, you may have just breezed…

know a woman struggling with burnout?

[Edited to add: this post was written in October 2020—the EAT™ | Your way to health program continues to be offered a few time a year. Visit the course information…

affordable health coaching for every body

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg feels like 2020 adding one more insult to a whole lot of injuries. Injuries that have been inflicted on every body but significantly more…

stress + the severe inner critic

I was going to start this post by saying that every one of us has an inner critic who incessantly doubts us and shames us, whose voice is constantly in…

5 days of simple mental hygiene practices

CDC hygiene recommendations Turns out Mom was right all along. The top CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of the coronavirus that is causing Covid-19 are: Wash your hands. A…

love in the time of corona

in the (good) news There’s been a lot written in recent days about what we can do to keep our small businesses and community services up (if not running at…

catalysts, catastrophes, and cataclysms

It’s been a few years since my family saw Hamilton in Chicago. Before we went, we obsessed over the soundtrack for at least a year, listening to it incessantly to…

That’ll never work!

Most of us have at least one teacher we’ll remember all our lives: s/he’s the one who made learning a spiritual practice (or maybe a spiritual discipline?) more than a…

I got nothin’…

In an unusual turn of events, I’ve been traveling 10 days out of the last 25—first to Chicago to speak on a panel, then to Ohio for parents’ weekend, then…

There’s a quiz for that

There’s an online “what’s your [fill in the blank] type” quiz for everything these days, and while I’m generally able to steer away from them—knowing that they can be a…

WHO said it

going grammanda I’m an admitted grammarphile. I still correct my children (and others): come—not go; bring—not take; lie—not lay; if I were —not if I was; I wish I had—not…