I’ve just finished teaching our Movers & Shakers workshop in Toronto and wanted to send a brief newsletter that shared a simple, yet powerful message. Last week I had dinner with good friends, some of who are dealing with difficult life situations. During our conversation, one friend going through a tough divorce said, “I have this handwritten note in my wallet that says ‘You’re the best uncle in the world!’ It came from my six-year-old niece who wrote it while visiting last year. There are times when it literally gets me through the day.”
It was 10:30 when the oppressive summer heat finally gave way to cool night air that kept the mosquitoes at bay. I plopped down on a zero gravity chair in the middle of our deck, pushed back on the arms, and came face-to-face with a stunning, cloudless sky.
Yesterday I spent the morning with 400 women at a "Women's Wellness Day" sponsored by South County Hospital in beautiful Narragansett, RI. I was asked to kick off the day with a discussion about how self-care fuels health and wellness
“We must be completely present for what we are doing, without sacrificing or rushing what’s in front of us in order to get to ‘more important’ stuff later. No matter how mundane the activity, treat everything as important and take pleasure in it.
In honor of Mother’s Day I’d like to ask you a question: How good are you at mothering yourself? Many of us (including our mothers) never learned to nurture and care for ourselves in a consistent way. Instead, our fear of what others think, a desire to be loved and accepted, or the nagging sense of not being good enough caused many of us to fall into a pattern of self-neglect.
This morning I woke up worrying. It didn't start out that way. I opened my eyes to bright sunlight and smiled as I felt the warmth of Michael's body next to mine and the familiar weight of Poupon cuddled on top of my feet.
Last week I received an email from a woman who’s been unemployed for several months and is worried about losing her home. My heart goes out to her and the thousands of people who are in the same situation, struggling to make ends meet. As I considered her challenge, I suggested several things that might help. This week I thought I’d share the ideas in case you, or someone you care about, need help.
On Saturday morning, just before leaving for the "I Can Do It" conference here in Toronto this weekend, I was inspired to use my own advice. I was rushing around the house trying to pack and organize so I'd be ready to meet the car taking me to the airport.
In honor or Father’s Day, I’d like to share three important lessons I learned from my dad while growing up. These lessons have formed the foundation that supports my life and my business, and I’m deeply grateful to him for modeling them…