The Edge of Simplicity

Three handbags were set out on the back counter last night, just behind the table where we had all sat down to listen to the guest speaker. An unimportant detail as the women at the table were simply getting settled in and had moved their handbags away from their laps or the back of their … read more

“Be Present, Be Here”: My Conversation With Charles Ries in Four Parts

Part 1: “Get Out Of Your Own Head” Be present. Be present at the dinner table. Be present at the boardroom table. Be present at the casual lunch with colleagues. It isn’t enough to simply share the space with someone, you need to be entirely present. This is something I’ve been reminding myself of more … read more

Forward Fall

You feel it, right? That bit of brisk air when you step outside in the morning. It is definitely here. While it might not be officially autumn for a few more days, I am looking forward and ready for fall. So often, we build our calendars around the larger benchmarks such as our children’s return … read more

With Reflection + Gratitude

What’s that old adage about standing back and looking at things from a different perspective? One of the hardest things about being a parent is never really knowing if what you’re doing for your children is making a difference, resonating. Sometimes this requires us to stand back. Last week I volunteered to work at a … read more