As a strong proponent of technology, I believe that it is crucial for us all to set our own personal limits on our use of tech to find balance in our lives.
Decorative pumpkins in July. Avalanches of fall fashion in mid-summer. Hearty harvest recipes during high heat. Societal conditioning magnified by...
Help, I'm under attack. All of a sudden I can do no right. How did I get into this situation? More importantly, how do I get out?
Heart intelligence is the paradigm that speaks to everyone's hope and frustration. Just what is our IQ score in heart intelligence? Not nearly high enough!
Yes, it's a good idea to take a vacation off the grid this summer. Enjoy every single minute of it. And, once you get home, figure out a way to take some hops, every day, off the grid.
iPhone-a-phobia. It seems my biggest fear about my upcoming 10-day vacation in Europe is disconnecting. After spending too many hours trying to figure out data plans for foreign travel, sim cards purchased abroad, Skype vs. FaceTime from phone to phone, and whether my phone must be in perpetual airplane mode or simply forbidden from roaming, I give up.
The need for employees to be more efficient and do more in less time and with fewer resources will not go away any time soon. How do we deal with this in a way that not only gets the job done well, but also provides value and fulfillment to employees?
What is it about millennials that makes us constantly forge happiness? I have faith in my generation. If we believe that we can break free from social media mania and adjust our lifestyles to reflect authenticity instead of deceit, we might be able to admit that life is not perfect.
We live in a society where getting ahead is too often in direct proportion to the speed at which we operate. Yes, fast-paced is sometimes necessary. There will always be a deadline quickly approaching or an urgent matter that was completely unplanned for -- that's part of life.
For everyone out there who hoards vacation days until it's too late to use them, and then brags about it in the office, I say "Stop the madness!" You're promoting a dangerous urban legend.
Stress in the workplace is an increasing concern not just for those in the workforce, but also for large and small-scale employers. How employees manage stress on a day-to-day basis is an issue that many companies now view as a serious organizational issue.
Parenting is the scariest thing I have ever done. And the frightening thing is loving someone that much, then not having complete control over whether they are safe. Or get sick. Or get hurt.
"Hold on, babe, let me just choose a filter real quick." My girlfriend said this to me the other night as I was trying to tell her about the day I had.
While there may be moments one needs to rally and push to the finish line, pushing and working extra hard should be the exception instead of the norm. What most of us don't know is that pushing isn't our only choice. There is a second option. When the pressure starts pouring on, instead of pushing, we can choose to pause.
It is amazing what happens when we unite with our spirit and ride that wave. It feels like surfing with the wind at our back. And to sum it up, all it took, my friends, was my willingness to say, "The world is too much upon me and I can't get back to me. I need help." In 10 minutes, the latch of the gate lifted and I got back in.
Have a specific time at night when you regularly turn off your devices -- and gently escort them out of your bedroom. Disconnecting from the digital world will help you reconnect to your wisdom, intuition and creativity.
At the end of your days, your Facebook friends won't fill the room at your funeral. The ones who do arrive won't commend your text messaging speed or ability to Instagram perfectly filtered photos.
I realized that it had become my norm to (a) always keep my phone on and within arm's reach of my pillow, (b) to check the phone until minutes before falling asleep, and immediately upon waking up, and (c) to check in on email and social media at any point during the night when I wake up.
Spiritual practice can be anything that gets you outside of yourself, of the strange and complex social structures you exist within, and helps you to look inward, feel at peace or feel like part of a greater whole. Whatever gets you to that place is good enough.
A sweet stillness begins upon wakening and continues all day and night until going to sleep. The first sounds this morning are the Canadian geese making their morning honks as they fly by. Today song birds join in, lifting the air, incredible. Then quiet again.