I lived in Boston for 17 of my adult years. I think of those years as my creative power years. We were creating babies and families, building careers and businesses, designing houses and homes that would be our best effort at secure bases for our children. It was truly the full-on time of life and I am deeply grateful for the families and soul sisters who were navigating similar journeys, and for all the connection and memories we share to this day.
Last weekend I had the huge parent joy of seeing my oldest son graduate with his Masters in Public Health from Westminster College (how I got old enough to allow that to be a reality astounds me – but not relevant here J). The Dean, in his commencement remarks, said something that has stayed with me all week. He said, we ask all incoming students, collaborators, donors and faculty one question when they begin our program: “Does your health matter to you?” While you and everyone else typically responds to that question with a resounding YES – the data around our behavior shows a very different story.
A few days ago, I got a call from my dear mom, Irene, who’s 86 and still lives in my childhood home in Livonia, MI. Her greeting went something like this: “Hi Sandy. I just wanted to tell you that I love your blogs….and I had one little question…are you breathing in what you’re writing???”
Between the moment something triggers us and our reaction, there is a space. Within that space, we have a choice. And with the choice we make, our reality emerges. Even if that space is a split second, there is time between the stimulus and reaction to check in with our values. We can ask where
For almost 40 years now, I have felt like I woke up 10 minutes late. The to-do list of kids, work, dogs, life stuff started running before I even opened my eyes. If only I were smarter, faster, more organized, more efficient…. Now, I realize I was starting my day from the wrong place. When
I sit drinking my coffee watching a beautiful snowstorm on this early morning (yes, it is mid-April in Wyoming) and thinking about why I’m motivated to write these blogs, etc… Here’s what comes. These days we all seem to have packed garages, closets, and calendars – and it’s not dependent on how much money we
Tomorrow morning, the father to my children, thus one of the most important people in my life, goes in for his third brain biopsy. Nine years ago, he fought a courageous and powerful battle against brain cancer. We were given a reprieve. Sadly, invisible forces seem to have been working to allow in unwanted cells
What would happen if we talked to joy, met fear with respect and asked faith ‘why are you so resistant?’ We spend a tremendous amount of time feeding our fixations, which house our sense of identity, our tribal beliefs, fears and desires. We identify with archetypes, birth order, we are attracted to our likeness or
Here’s a fun Six Minute Activity to open up doors to greater leadership, abundance, joy and success Stand up. Yes stand up. Take a deep breath and move your shoulders back. Now pretend like you’re standing on a snowboard with your feet about 18 inches apart and a little bit bent. You are in a
One of the most influential people in the heathcare industry, Mark Bertolini, says until we address the social determinants of health, we will be a poor nation indeed. Where we live and how we eat are hugely important. But reducing stress by deciding where we live, educating people about the environment they create and accessing
Breath flips the switch on physical wellbeing, improves the communication between your cells and allows for a gradual shift in your vibrational focus. A daily practice of listening to your breath allows you to progressively breathe resistance away, according to Esther Hicks, an author whose teachings on the Law of Attraction were the basis for
“Everything that happens in the universe begins with intention,” says Deepak Chopra. We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking, and many of us strive to think more positively every day. But do we really practice positivity? What if we devoted two minutes to creating positive intentions every day? Two minutes of positive intention