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Kripalu Retreat Recap

Previous Next “No time to explain. Get in the Van!”The energy of that phrase invites us to reinvent our lives. There was a moment during our Joy of Purpose retreat last week, when the grand adventure of reinvention overwhelmed me.   This usually involves lots of very loud crying. More on that in a second. […]

More Evidence for How Retreats Can Change Lives

You know by now we only have 2 speeds around here: off, and completely EPIC, right? 🙂 Get comfortable. Here is what happened in last week’s Costa Rica retreat. Coming down from The Retreat Vibes is something we need to practice (deeply) every time we return from such a life-changing event. Reentry is a combination of […]


    Most people recognize a desire for circumstances to change, or to drop some outdated habit. Current contenders for me include chocolate binging just before bed, caffeine (yes, still), and staying more consistent with self-care following big events. The “doing” of habit change kinda sucks. It feels like depriving ourselves of something we crave. […]

Leaving the Peak Without Coming Down

Sunday morning, I was quietly meditating— and sobbing in the dark— backstage in upstate, NY. Four hundred and thirty Campers, and our teams of staff and volunteers were on the other side of the curtain. Our host, and visionary maker Jonathan Fields was delivering the final keynote: Spark Your Life. This was our final presentation in […]

Mindset Tools to Conquer Negativity

If Mindset is the Battlefield, We Need Swords, and Shields.  .  Before Michael Phelps launches himself  into a pool to race, he’s already won in his mind. The outcome of the race is a foregone conclusion. The most winning athlete in Olympic history– 23 gold medals, and 28 overall– is a case study in visualization, […]