5 Things I’ll Do Differently at My Next Silent Retreat

pacific northwest forest overlooking a blue green lake

I decided to pull the plug on my overfunctioning after reading about the concept of silent retreats in an article in last month’s issue of the Seattle Met. I found a nearby retreat center that hosted silent retreats, and it sounded intriguing. I’d already been contemplating the idea of taking a digital sabbatical, or digital detox, […]

The Beauty of Imperfection: Lessons From a Corks and Canvas Event

painting of trees and water with reds, blues and yellows

I’m not that artistic, so when I registered to attend a corks and canvas event at a nearby wine bar, I was delighted to find that artistic ability was not a prerequisite. The only objective was this: to drink some wine and see what happened on a blank canvas over the course of the evening. […]

When Leaving Is Really Arriving

self-care coaching for better health

When I quit my corporate job, I jokingly said that I was taking a sabbatical to be a stay-at-home chicken mom. In a way, I guess that was true. I was indeed transitioning to something much better aligned with my personal brand. But the truth is, I needed to take some time off. I’d been […]

Choose Joy with Rebecca Butler

woman doing yoga poses

In this Conversations with Smart People interview, yoga instructor Rebecca Butler shares her optimism, positive energy, and candor. Choose Joy is her personal mantra–and it’s certainly contagious. Some might argue that joy is a lot like love. It isn’t something that just happens on its own, at least not consistently. It’s a conscious choice that takes […]