How to Gracefully Reenter Life After a Retreat or Vacation

Many years ago, I wrote in The Woman’s Retreat Book about reentry after a retreat. I’ve shared that content at every retreat I’ve led because reentry is often so difficult and so much can be lost through a careless return to ordinary life. But it doesn’t have to be that way! We so love planning […]

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Step Back

I write this from the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos where I am drenched in rain, thunder and wonder. Today some of the women went to Pat Woodall’s gallery and painted. Pat kept telling everybody to “step back” so they could see what they were painting. Julie said, “He kept telling me to step […]

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What I would tell you if you were here with me

If you and I were chatting under the pergola about writing & life & owning your desires, this is what I would tell you: It matters that you journey for what has been lost, misplaced, abandoned. It is where a crucial part of your wholeness lives. I would tell you the act of retreating is […]

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How to Build More of the Life You Want

There is one thing that held me back for more than 20 years in creating the business I wanted. One thing I consistently did that meant I had less impact, served fewer people, and made less money. I feel a hot blush of shame writing this so taking a deep breath… That one thing that […]

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Back to the Basics

Marianne Elliott is my friend. I am proud to call her that. She’s a wonderful writer, passionate human rights advocate, and fab yoga teacher who I’ve invited to my Taos writing retreat three times. Our mutual friend Brené Brown called her “One of the best teachers I’ve ever experienced … a beautiful writer and a […]

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My Writing Ritual

My writing altar I’m writing. A lot. Maybe a book. For sure a way home to myself. I’m headed out next week to Taos to teach our annual writer’s retreat. (Next year’s dates will be the same). I thought it might be helpful to share my writing ritual because it is helping me. The night […]

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How to Practice the Art of Choosing

One of my fab TeachNow students wrote me after Sunday’s post: Could you explain what you mean when you wrote, “to serve clients and students more fully rather than, as self-care sometimes has, given me an excuse to collapse and hide, to give up?” Because I’ve been wondering about this whole self care thing, as […]

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Savoring & Serving in June

I woke up a couple of mornings ago hearing the words, “Don’t be afraid of rigor.” There is a growing love in me for showing up as fully as I can through presence and choice, rather than rules and comparison (by comparison I mean seeing that someone else is doing a green juice cleanse and […]

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