The Mindful Life™ Blog

The Negative Bias of the Brain: The Power of Sharing the Positive

I got a big laugh during a presentation I was giving last week in Atlanta, where traffic can be absolutely awful. I was talking about the negative bias in the brain, and I asked them “think about your commute – when was the last time you thought ‘wow, that’s an excellent driver’, instead of wanting… Read More

Why a 3 Breath Hug is Better Than Wine

Two summers ago I was dropping Macy off at the airport to spend 2 weeks in remote parts of Peru. This was a wildly traumatic experience…. for me!!  Kenny’s family all traveled as they were growing up, so he wasn’t too flustered by it. But the thought of sending my 14 year old daughter off… Read More

My kids went back to school last Tuesday. These were the highs and lows of my day yesterday: Morning: Meditated, wrote blog posts, made breakfast and lunches, figured out after school car pools, doubled checked kids had binders-kissed kids goodbye, walked dog with Kenny, gave podcast interview. Mid Day: Ate food (I’m doing intermittent fasting)… Read More

10 months ago – I attended a retreat and was asked to choose one word to lean into for 2019 – I chose connection. 9 months ago – I wrote down some notes about creating something powerful for working moms. 8 months ago – I was feeling burned out, scattered, and lacking motivation. 7 months ago… Read More

back to school back to sleep

I love summer. Riding my mountain bike, long walks with my dog, dinner and drinks out on the porch, and NOT GIVING A YOU-KNOW-WHAT about what time my kids go to sleep (full disclosure, they go to bed after I do!!). But it is back to school time, and that means it is game-on for… Read More

Getting Up and Out in the Mornings

Before Macy joined me on the video above (at the 4:07 mark), I was going to title this post How We get Up & Out Affects Our Work Day and Our Kids’ School Day.  But let’s face it, you all probably are pretty interested to learn about Macy’s hacks for getting out of the house… Read More

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