It’s easy to think of Fall as a time of letting go (we’ll look at that next time), yet it is also a time for planting for the future. Ok, here in Arizona Fall is like Springtime yet for many places this is the time to be thinking ahead to what you would like to have growing in the Spring. Planting bulbs with anticipation of the Spring knowing that all winter you will see no signs of what you have planted.Read More
You have heard the phrase “When one door closes God opens a window.” Well I have been going through a phase where the door closed and God said “Nope, no window opening for you. It’s time for you to rest, take care of yourself and look at your life before you get back out there.” WHAT??Read More
I’ve got some exciting news!
Starting in two weeks, we’re going to start doing a five-day challenge. It will be totally free, and we’ll do one every month!Read More
This month we’ve been talking about awareness and how the shift of seasons kind of puts us in different stages of awareness and how, often times, feeling uncomfortable or out of sorts is actually an invitation to a different type of awareness.Read More
Fall is in the air (even if the temps don’t show it). As I was walking outside the other morning, that reality hit me. There is a feeling of Fall in the air, yet the heat of summer is still a reality. This can create some dissatisfaction because you can feel that Fall, shorter days, etc., are happening, yet you are living with the reality that the temperature is still high and Summer isn’t done with us yet.Read More
Do you have a junk drawer? That place where all the little stuff goes that you aren’t quite sure about but know you need? You clean it out and then a few weeks or months later you can barely close it or you are frantically sifting through it because that is the place where that screwdriver that fixes your glasses is supposed to be?Read More
September has arrived! With the turn of the calendar comes a whole new rhythm in my life. New programs begin, events that were on hold for the summer start up again and if you have people living with you multiply this by how ever many are in your house.Read More
Since this month is all about pondering, here’s what I’m pondering today, as we desert dwellers work and live through yet another hot summer day after a long string of hot summer days: What is your relationship to discomfort? Does the heat of summer carry a lesson for us within? Do the extremes of this season give us an opportunity to learn how to be in other seasons of discomfort? How do YOU move through seasons of discomfort?Read More
Growing up I didn’t think my dad was superman, I thought he could kick superman’s butt. I would watch him swing a sledgehammer like it weighed 2 lbs and knock down walls with what seemed like great ease. As an adult I have traversed the Grand Canyon with him multiple times, and I get to watch him toss the grandkids over his shoulder and carry them around the house like it's nothing, playing and running with his grandkids and knowing the wonderful memories he is creating with them.Read More
I was part of two great conversations yesterday about reluctance around self promotion, letting people know how amazing your program or services are along with sharing with others something you want to celebrate about yourself. I know I have fallen into that place many times in my life. I can talk about someone else’s gifts and offerings but when it comes to sharing how what I do makes an impact on others I just shut down.Read More
When I brought up the word ponder last week there were some for whom this was a new word. Pondering is reflecting on something. You could use words like consider, meditate, ruminate etc., but they miss the mark a bit. Pondering takes thinking about something to another level. Pondering is where the head and heart meet.Read More
I am sitting here looking for inspiration for this week’s noticing after a weekend with two mass shootings. There are many more eloquent than me writing amazing things about change, hope, pain, injustice and love. All I’m wondering about is you. How are you? What does the reality of violence, unpredictability, deep love and kindness do to you?
This is a time to stop and ponder.Read More
This week I’m trying another video. Our theme this month is all about “Play” and so I’d like us to consider what happens when we play with words. For example, what other words do you think of, or what feelings do you have when you hear the words, “Summers in Arizona”?
Let’s play with those words and expectations!Read More
Will you play with me? That has been a question I have been hearing all week as my daughter and granddaughter have been staying at my home for a few days. As I have been reflecting on play this past month of course the question really got my attention.Read More
In Arizona, summers are our winters. We are inside our homes and work spaces much more. This means it a great time to look at your home or work in a new way. I use the Summer season to clean out drawers, rearrange furniture or switch whole rooms. Sometimes you know something feels off yet it’s hard to see your home in a new light, so I would like to introduce you to the five elements in Feng Shui and challenge you to a scavenger hunt in your own space.Read More
I recently saw a video about what it means to be a grandparent and to have a grandparent (see below). I loved it because that is the way I am as a grandparent and I’m enjoying the fun that comes with it. This got me thinking that sometimes my business could use a grandparent.Read More
I love watching my granddaughter play in the splash pool in my back yard. One time she had her doll and wanted it to have a boat. She must have tried 7 different things before she found something that worked. Each time she had a story attached to what was happening and she was just delighted. Last night her mom gave her an inner tube that was just a bit bigger than she was and said if you lay on top of it you will find it relaxing. Well that started an entire series of the tube flipping and all of us laughing as she figured out how to balance on that tube. Once she did, she felt amazing and confident.Read More
Trying something new with the blog this week. Why do we get our best ideas in the shower? One of the things that I’ve heard lately is that it’s because our brain goes on auto-pilot because it knows exactly what to do.Read More
Why does awareness matter at work? Seems like a silly question yet even though we think we are aware, we really aren’t. This is especially important when it comes to interacting with others. We think we know how we are perceived yet in reality how can we?Read More
Phoenix, AZ: With temperatures expected to spike over 100 degrees this week, Katie Stumbo, owner and founder of Go Conquer Fitness insists that the soaring temperatures do not have to derail anyone’s perfectly laid fitness plans. With the correct equipment and precautions you can still enjoy Arizona’s great outdoors.Read More