Why Is Waiting So Darn Hard?

Do you like to wait? Are you okay being in the slowest line at the grocery store? Are you fine getting stuck in traffic when you have someplace to be? If you are like everyone else I know, the answer is a resounding, NO! Why are we in so much of a hurry? Why do we let...

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Belonging: Women and Innovation

Join us on an inspiring evening as NASA Astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle will share her journey, and connect with great minds of Silicon Valley. About this Event All the bright minds of Silicon Valley know the value of inspiration and connection. We invite you to be part of...

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What’s Next? and What’s Now?

I have a phrase I’ve used for years when I’m restless. I might say it to someone or only to my self. I look around, and usually put my hands on my hips and say, 'What’s Next?' I say this because I’m ready to move on. I know there is more to do and just sitting around...

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What’s In Your Junk Drawer?

I have a junk drawer both at home and at work. My junk drawers are filled with things that I might need one day, or maybe not. You never know. It contains things that are sort of broken, but not completely useable either, mementos of trips I’ve taken or things I’ve...

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I Can Be as Happy as I Want

“I Can Be as Happy as I Want" For some, this phrase will be obvious, and for others, it might appear ‘Pollyannaish.' Even if the phrase is obvious to you, do you really know what it means? I certainly didn’t. While I knew what the words meant, I didn’t understand the...

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Children Are So Bold – What About You?

I was sitting in the large communal eating space at a local Whole Foods the other day. The place was crowded with folks stopping in from the nearby offices. The whole area was jam packed with people rushing through lunch heading off to a meeting or getting together...

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Do You Get in Your Own Way?

Have you ever thought about what you REALLY want? FYI - If you don’t know what it is, it is going to be hard to get it. AND - You may not recognize it when it shows up. Often, when we say we want something we also have feelings about not wanting it as well....

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You Usually Get What You Expect

The other night Beth and I were sitting at the bar of a local restaurant. We were enjoying a drink and having an appetizer when I noticed a guy standing next to us. He’d been standing there for a while. He ordered a drink and finished it. He didn’t sit down, even...

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Contentment Scale – What’s Yours?

The other day I was walking home after going to a meeting where everything worked out wonderfully. I was enjoying the walk, thinking about how well the meeting went and in a great mood. The weather was nice. The few people out and about seemed to be having a lovely...

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Do You Ever Feel Overwhelmed?

I used to feel like a drowned rat, and now I don’t The other day, I was talking to a friend who told me about some of the challenges she's facing. She said, “There is just so much to do, and not enough time to do it." I asked if she was meditating. “I try to,” she...

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