Unpacking Regret: From Broken Dreams to Greater Fulfillment

In my last blog post, I talked about how taking time off can help us step back from daily life and make strategic choices about how we spend our time. This action can help us live with less stress and more meaning. But what if exhaustion and overwhelm aren’t the problem? What if a sense of deep regret makes it difficult for you to truly experience a fulfilling life? We all live with some le…

From Exhausted to Energized: How to Claim the Rest You've Earned

Don't you just love summer?There’s something soothing about this season that makes us feel lighter and happier. Plus, summer means vacation for many - an opportunity to escape from the stress and tedium of everyday life and go have some fun. Unfortunately, too many of us end up feeling desperate for summer and the time off it brings; like we’re dragging ourselves (yet again) over the finish l…

The Season of Expectations

Despite years of evidence to the contrary, I was always sure that, without altering my expectations or commitments, this year my dreams of the perfect holiday would be fulfilled. The holiday season is in full swing, full of opportunities for fun and celebration. Many of us hope to experience some of the magic and unfettered joy we experienced as kids, but that is much harder to co…

Give Me Your Tired, Your Frazzled

If we wish to live truly productive, and generous lives that are sustainable and authentic to who we really are, we are going to have to live differently. Remember that horrible day when you had to force yourself to get out of bed? You  woke up with no energy or enthusiasm and you wanted to crawl back under the covers, be left alone, and forget about life for a whil…