Growing Pains

I don't remember growing pains as a child so it came as a surprise to me the first time one of my kids had them. I used to think it was just a figure…


A New Podcast: Conversations with Cristie

I have some exciting news. I started a podcast! I’ll be honest, this baby of mine has been percolating for a long time. This Christmas, my husband…


The Power of Saying No

The act of planning for a solo trip while my kids are at home is a most illuminating picture of what Rebekah Borucki calls the Motherload and others…


The Secret to Happiness Just May Be in Wondering

I was listening the Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast (one of my life's pleasures) the other day and Sam Harris was the guest who at one point…


Tuning In for Self Preservation

One of the most exciting parts of the women's retreats I run is witnessing the growth among the members of the group. Almost every woman starts the…


How Do You Feel About Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions: it's a loaded phrase. This is such a tricky time of year. I wonder if you can relate.  In the past, I have easily fallen into…