Tag Archives: being present

We were together. I forget the rest.

As it turns out, planning a wedding is not for the faint of heart. There are the logistics. And then there’s the emotional stuff. It’s really easy to perseverate on the logistics to avoid feeling the emotional stuff. I’ve noticed myself veer in that direction countless times in the last year and particularly in theContinue Reading

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A simple technique to ensure you don’t miss the moment.

This past Memorial weekend, I stayed in a huge converted barn with 12 of the most important people of my life. It was a non-bachelorette bachelorette weekend. Instead of penis straws, we had candles infused with specific prayers to manifest our desires. Instead of the Vegas strip, our view was a gorgeous grass-fed cattle farm.Continue Reading

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Don’t go changing without this.

So Mike and I are doing this nutrition and workout program to get in shape for our wedding. We tend to try different cleanses and nutritional approaches rather frequently, so I didn’t think much of signing up for a personalized online coaching program from a guy who Mike found on Instagram. But it turns outContinue Reading

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Why I’m leaning back instead of leaning in this year.

“I wish I’d worked more,” said no one ever on their death bed. Yesterday I was interviewed for a podcast and when I was asked what I want to do in 2014 I replied: less. 2013 was amazing. I turned 30. I got engaged. I had my first book come out. I launched my firstContinue Reading

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WTF America?

Mike and I recently returned from three beautiful days in Paris. Here’s what I noticed about this storied city: there are hundreds and hundreds of cafes where people can be found sitting and relaxing at all hours of the day as though they have nothing else to do and nowhere else to be people don’tContinue Reading

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Stop freaking out and just freaking enjoy.

My friend Terri Cole shared this quote with me last week: “Overwhelm is just a mountain of unmade decisions.” Mike and I are on a plane flying to Europe for 10 days. And yet, moments ago as we awaited our boarding call, instead of deliciously anticipating the romance of touring London and Paris with theContinue Reading

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4 life-altering steps to create a life you want to live in.

The other day I heard a woman say that escaping her life every weekend to her mountain home was what was getting her through. Immediately, this question popped into my mind: What if, instead of looking for ways to escape, we decided to create lives we love so much that we want to stay fullyContinue Reading

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Here’s what I know…

As the year tiptoes to a close (it really snuck up on me this year) I’m taking stock. And I’m making stock. (Yes, I have been cooking non-stop since Mike and I settled into our new home for the next five months. My inner Susie Homemaker has come out in full force. I’m just asContinue Reading

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