Surviving 2 Days of Silence

Have you heard of those weekend-long silent retreats?  I’ve just graduated from one with the Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community.  I signed up because I was curious to have a deeper look into my mind, and quite frankly, 2 days of quiet and no expectations sounded lovely.   A year ago, I attended a Science of Mindfulness retreat…

Aspirational Obituary

Julie embraces life.  She lives with verve and leads with her whole heart.  She brings optimism, energy, connection and compassion into her life and the lives of others.  She puts a positive stamp on the world. Julie is blessed with a creative mind, and from this, is never bored. With this, she also reminds herself to slow…

The Inner Workings of My Mind and Business

Back when I had housemates, I loved to study their habits.  But not in a creepy way.  Do they start the coffee before they jump in the shower or later?  What’s the first thing they do when they get home from work? I am still just as curious, but these days I am the most…

Are you creating your best life (and business)?

Strategizing. Do you work hard? Does your job have you so busy that you don’t seem to have time to sit back, kick your feet up, and take a 30,000 foot view? You are not alone, but your company could be suffering. Here are 5 tips to get you on the right track. Stop. If you…

“What does being bold mean to you?”

A few thoughts from some “Being Bold” Women’s Leadership Retreat sponsors: “WHAT DOES BEING BOLD MEAN TO YOU?” Maricel Causer​, Fit Moms Flagstaff​  “Being bold means believing you can do the seemingly impossible. It means not quitting even though you really really want to. Being bold means plunging into the unknown with your eyes and…

The budding leader

No matter your position in life, opportunity for leadership abounds. Leadership qualities aren’t bestowed on you the moment that you are knighted with a fancy job title; they must be carefully developed and tended. At work, school, or in any community, you can cultivate leadership qualities that will make an impact on how you lead…

Do you take risks?

Have you ever been scared but took the plunge anyway? Healthy risks look different for everyone. If you would like to invite more “bravery” into your life, here are some helpful tips: First, recognize that you have fear. We all do; getting nervous is a mild form of fear. Realize that you don’t have to…

Are you reaching your goals?

Now is the time of year for change. With fall comes back-to-school, changing leaves, and new aspirations. What might you want to change? Challenging ourselves with new goals can be, well, very challenging, but we have to start with day one. MAKING IT REAL; TURNING GOALS INTO YOUR NEW REALITY 1. Positive. When goal setting,…
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