How 50 Feels

This month I turned 50.  I never thought I'd enjoy turning 50, but I find that when you're doing what you love, age is pretty irrelevant.As an entrepreneur, a pause mindset has become my most strategic tool. I take breaks, I back off, I do A LOT of walking to keep ideas and intuition flowing and I revel in the …

How avoidance can be a winning strategy

Oh how maligned the term avoidance.Oh the haters.  But what if avoidance was a winning strategy? What if avoiding fixing a problem was the best way toward solving it? Stay with me. First, let’s define our terms. Avoidance is "the action of keeping away from or not doing something." For the sake of this discussion, I’m not talking about avoiding your …

Sneak in some pause this holiday.

Hello Brilliant Friends,  Some of you know that I design Pause Days. These are custom-created private retreats that help high-performing, over-doers get clarity and rejuvenation through intentional pause. Today I’m sharing with you some of the ingredients that go into the “secret sauce” of those retreats. Each Pause Day is designed in seven parts: Inquiry MovementStillnessAwe & inspirationReflectionRitualDevotion When …

What if you were your own spiritual hero?

Hello Brilliant Friends, >> Here’s the AUDIO for today’s newsletterLast week I attended The What Summit held at Skywalker Ranch in northern California.A mentor reminded me that this was the same location where Bill Moyers interviewed Joseph Campbell, the foremost scholar of mythology, back in 1988.  “Campbell believed the most heroic of all acts is the courage to discover …

How Shorter Days Are an Invitation to Shorten Your To-Do List. Accept the cosmic nudge to pause this equinox

In our modern life, it’s easy to overlook the natural rhythm of seasons... Monday is the autumnal equinox. This day signals longer nights and shorter days to come. For me, the shorter days means less impulse to do and more desire to reflect, open and receive inner guidance. In this article I wrote for Thriveglobal, I offer 5 easy steps to …

Why you don’t want to wait to feel “ready”

Hello Brilliant Friends, >> Here’s the AUDIO for today’s newsletter With this newsletter, I’m celebrating the official launch of Pause Box.  Why now? Because I need to start.  Seriously. I’ve been going back and forth, letting one deadline get absorbed by another, and waiting to be “ready.” And by “ready,” let’s be clear, I’m waiting to be perfect and to …