The Mindful Life™ Blog

Richard Branson on the Value of Vacations

Famous for their long vacations and paid time off benefits, a lot of our international neighbors are the envy of American workers. Even if you did have more paid time off of work, would you use up all of your vacation days? If you’re nodding yes and thinking I’m crazy for even posing this question… Read More

Like many working parents, I travel frequently for my career. For a recent trip, due to some logistics with my kids' and husband's schedules, we decided to board our dog during my short absence.

 When I booked my dog's stay, I was informed that he'd be staying in a 5 star, two-room suite, would have… Read More


Mindful Life Retreats 2017

We're so excited to announce the dates and details for this year’s 2017 Mindful Life Retreats. July 11-14th, 2017 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado November 12-16th, 2017 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica Registration is now open, and there are a very limited number of spots available. Since each retreat will only have a maximum of 16 participants… Read More


There’s no point in sugarcoating this topic. There’s currently a lot of negative, fearful, angry and defensive information being thrown at us on a minute by minute basis. Taking care of our own well-being and sanity must become a priority in a time like this. Now more than ever, we need to take precautions, in… Read More

In my recent interview with Dr. Rick Hanson, we discussed a variety of topics, one of them being this notion of work-life balance. This topic comes up quite often when I am working with business professionals, teachers and parents. Dr. Hanson defines a good work-life balance as the ability to feel fulfilled at the end… Read More

It's that time of year again ... after some of us indulged our way through the holidays, it’s time to step away from the can of frosting and chart our course for a healthier 2017. But there’s an annual disconnect between our good intentions for the year ahead and the choices we make once the… Read More

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