Create a Revolution of Divine Love

"The aim of divine rage is not vengeance but to reorder the world." Valerie Kaur What if we began to collectively as women use different language to define our anger? And right now there is plenty of anger sparking flames within us. Kaur's quote above taps into that...

Listen, Dear Child

Dear Child, Listen Listen now to the hush of the world. Listen to how the cars don't whir long into the night. Listen to how the people in all their busyness have stopped their noise, their chaos, their overwhelm. Listen, Dear Child, to the slowing pulse of the earth...

How to Start a Meaningful Gratitude Practice

The first year I started keeping a daily gratitude practice, my husband lost his job. I thought for sure that there wouldn't be a reason to keep a gratitude journal going. As it turns out, in times of uncertainty and adversity, gratitude is the best possible practice...

I can’t have it all

We can't have it all. This has been a group coaching exercise I've offered to my clients who yearn for more contentment and feelings of enoughness for about a decade based on Barbara Ras's poem You Can't Have it All. And, right now in the mist of this global pandemic...

What’s Your Carry Over Dream?

Do you have a carry over dream? I was chatting on the phone with a new coaching client the other day about goals for this year and they responded with an interesting story. They do not have any goals -- except the goals they didn't achieve last year. I call these your...

A Simple Compass for Being More Mindful Today

"Be here now. Be somewhere else later. Is that so hard?" Jewish Zen SayingDo the next right thing. Then do the next right thing after that.And so forth.Breathe deeply. Shallow breath -- shallow life. Deep breath. Deep life. Repeat ... only this. Only this. Only this....

Practice the Art of Savoring to Increase Your Happiness

In just a few months, I will begin my 10th year of my daily gratitude journaling practice. I've never done anything else more consistently -- other than breathe, eat and shower. But the science of gratitude is powerful and its affects are what keep me coming back year...

How Three-Hour Breaks Transformed My Work Week

I should probably start out this post by saying that I've never had a normal week two weeks in a row. For my life as a work-at-home mom, normal is extremely rare. And so that is exactly why I set out to start taking back my life these last few weeks by focing myself...

Does Taking Breaks Help You Work Harder and Smarter?

For the next several weeks, I'm testing out different productivity hacks to see which ones work well for me and which ones do not -- and I'm revealing what I learn about productivity as a result. My first experiment is one I've been practicing with for a couple weeks....

A Year of Practicing Being Peacefully Productive

In my work with busy, modern moms around the world, one theme has come up repeatedly. Our desire to get more things done, and yet have more free time and slow days. I've talked about this dichotomy of modern womanhood quite a bit. I feel it, too. There's never enough...

3 Delicious Morning Rituals for A Woman CEO

When I first started my Abundant Mama business years ago, I had one mission. Get the work done. But over time this meant that I was not really taking great care of myself. Eventually, with lots of practice and time, I learned to combine work with self-care. That's...