Yesterday I wrote an email to a colleague and I mentioned to her that I was feeling cranky. Or maybe it was grumpy. Or crabby. One of those words that sounds like it could be one of the Seven Dwarfs — the one deliberately kicking Happy in front of him as they march and sing in time. When...

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Take Ten!


One of the most helpful life tools I ever learned came from an inspirational coach and teacher named Rich German. Rich is all about habitual practices that make people feel good. I began a daily 10/10 practice last September following one of his free teleseminars and the results have been amazi...

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Wake Me Up Before You Go Go


Yesterday morning I awoke with this anxiousness about getting things done. My head was filled with so many details and worries about checking things off the list. While meditating I saw so clearly how I can slip (headfirst!) into “DO” mode and forget the whole spirit behind Simply...

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How sweet it is…


Sometimes I look up from my desk and realize that I haven’t laughed in hours. I can get so serious. I’m just so … nose-to-the-grindstone. If you’re in a very intellectual, go-getter mood right now, just mosey on along. But if you wanna crack a smile, visit Cake Wrecks...

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Hope for the world. (And me)


Yesterday, I was driving my eight-year-old son (Kayne) and his friend home from school. His friend was repeatedly putting himself down. I asked him if he noticed how hard he was being on himself. And then Kayne jumped in and said, “Yeah, you know that’s just monkey mind saying all t...

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What I learned from Susan Boyle


More than 37 million people have watched the YouTube video of Susan Boyle. Here’s what she taught me today: 1. You’re never too old to follow your passion. 2. Every moment is completely new. 3. I should never presume that I know who someone is or what they are like. 4. One of the gr...

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I’ve been trying to think of a way to open this blog. To tell you what Cherry Blossom Soup means and how it is related to Simply Celebrate. I keep sitting down to write to you, but every time I just get bogged down in too many words; I get paralyzed by my desire to say the perfect thing. ...

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On being very patient.


I made a vow to myself that I wasn’t going to post blog entries because I should. You know how that voice creeps in and says, “You haven’t posted anything in a long time. You SHOULD write something. Now.” (Fill in the blank for whatever your own SHOULD is.) I don’t...

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