The Mindful Life™ Blog

There’s a photo out there from last summer of me in the starting area before a big mountain bike race. Standard starting corral – beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, lots of pencil thin, incredibly well conditioned riders, and then me. And perhaps the picture would have been fairly unremarkable except for one thing –… Read More

How to get out of your inbox and into your life

Under the category of “Least Mindful Things You Can Do,” checking my email while on a beautiful mountain bike ride has to be at the top of my list. It was pathetic -- I would stop to catch my breath, and the next thing I knew my phone was in my hand, and I was… Read More

Working From Home

Welcome to Better Than Wine, a series of short videos filled with simple solutions to help you cultivate a sense of calm throughout your day and night, with or without the wine:) Each episode covers a topic that makes our modern lives challenging,  and I offer simple tips that can be easily incorporated into your… Read More

Am I a Good Parent?

The new school year is often a time of reflection as we seek to break bad habits and start fresh. Some of those habits we seek to break relate to how we parent our children. “Am I a Good Parent?” I ask myself this question a lot. Here I have written a book about parenting… Read More

Do you ever go out to dinner and notice that the people at the table next to you are all on their phones? Or maybe that scenario better describes your own table? The phones might start out in pockets and purses, but inevitably someone asks a question that must be Googled, which sparks another idea… Read More

Last week was one of those weeks. My husband was out of town, I was sick and overwhelmed by work deadlines, the dog rolled in something that smelled awful, and my living room looked like an episode from a show about hoarders. It was my day to drive carpool, and all of the kids were… Read More

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