Antidote to Perfectionism

I always say that I am a recovered perfectionist, but just like any other addiction, it’s something I have to continually manage.  For me it turns up as a tight body, a running commentary in my head about doing things “right”, self-condemnation when I don’t measure up to my own high standards, and fear of failing which sometimes paralyzes me …

Follow Your Bliss

Most of us know the famous quote “Follow your bliss….” coined by the great mythologist Joseph Campbell.  I’ve always loved this idea but have honestly NEVER practiced it. I have a fairly practical orientation to life.  I have responsibilities, a schedule, businesses to run, children to raise, appointments to keep, and an ongoing barrage of household tasks that never end. …

Not Enough Light: 6 Tips for Restlessness in Early Winter

Day light savings has been hard on my family.  Driving my kids home from school last week around 4:30PM, when the light was already waning and evening quickly setting in, my son Jack asked from the back seat, “When is the darkest day of the year?”  I was surprised by the foreboding tone of my voice when I uttered, “Oh, …

Surrender Is the Key in Autumn

Happy Fall Equinox!  The 4 juncture points when the seasons change all carry their own unique energy.  Winter is reprieve, Spring is rebirth, Summer is play, and Fall is surrender.  Today marks the start of a period of letting go. I’ve always struggled with Fall, this season of death.  Mid-August I begin to feel agitated and unsettled, that familiar sense …