The Danger of America’s “Power-On” Corporate Culture

I have a unique lens through which I see the world. I am beginning my 20th year as a Wealth Management Advisor on Wall Street, specializing in working with Senior Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs and change-makers. I am a Senior Advisor in my firm, and I spend every workday serving men and women in Senior Leadership positions. All top of their game. Many at the pinnacle of their career. I have known for years that...
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Our Well-Being, Our Exes, and What I Know For Sure

My ex-husband is getting re-married tonight in a traditional Indian ceremony, and my daughters, 11 and 13 years old, have their hands hennaed, and their jewel-toned Indian dresses ready to go. The big life moment seems even more surreal with the added exotic flair. But, this isn’t about him or about my girls. It’s about me, and how I am celebrating too. I was divorced five years ago, in 2010, and let me first...
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Are You Celebrating Enough?

As we checked into the Sonoma Mission Inn this past weekend, the coy concierge asked, “are you celebrating anything special?”. My sweetie and I looked at each other, smiled between us, and I simply answered, “Yes, being together.” The concierge laughed nervously, not sure what to do with that…I could sense she was thinking….is that really a celebration? It likely didn’t fall into her birthday-anniversary-wedding choice list for hotel-sanctioned pillow gifts. Hmmm… what to do...
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What if EVERYTHING is potentially healing?

I am convinced that the nature of everything I experience reflects the LOVE (or lack of love) I have for myself. When I am in my true essence, the beauty of the world unfolds before me like a magic carpet. You know those moments, when it’s a good day, the universe is up underneath you, when you appreciate the blooming spring flowers along the highway, the breeze feels just right, and your sister calls...
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Everything I Experience Reflects the LOVE I Have for Myself

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie “With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion. I am a farmer of the heart.”- Rumi In my first blog of the new year, I wrote about my intention of allowing my beautiful life to unfold, without expectations, savoring the gifted moments as they arise…that beautiful tulip, that kind Starbucks barrista, that steaming cup of tea....
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A New Year of Perfect Moments

“Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha “To stay present in everyday life, it helps to be deeply rooted within yourself; otherwise, the mind, which has incredible momentum, will drag you along like a wild river.” -Eckhart Tolle This is going to be my New Year of Perfect Moments. I am going to truly savor and be present to the beautiful...
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The Love Wall, The Stone, and The Sweet Surrender

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.” – The Dhammapada It sounds counter-intuitive, but for me, my divorce in 2010 was a conscious move toward love. It was toward a future “something” that I knew could be deeper and more connected than I could imagine—not just with a future partner, but with my friends,...
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Red Flags, Inner Knowing and Other Wisdom We Should Listen To

“We create every so-called illness in our body.” – Louise Hay, author, You Can Heal Your Life “Once you recognize that you’re on a path, then everything you do becomes grist for the mill, becomes a part of the path. There’s a certain kind of awareness that’s there, even if you don’t like it.” – Krishna Das, grammy-nominated kirtan singer Your Body, Mind, and Spirit are hugely interconnected. I wrote last month about how...
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It’s Not the Sadness that’s Hurting You

“Sad, painful, angry emotions are NOT hurting you.  What is hurting you is the energy you expend in resisting them.” I had a blood test with my nephrologist (kidney doctor) the day after things ended between me and my boyfriend. Although we had this magic intense love and connection between us, some peripheral issues had been driving the relationship south. That day, the finality of it being over, the tears between us, the all-encompassing sadness, landed...
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