Wildflowers

I took the day off work yesterday and hiked in the Malibu hills. The wildflowers were even more spectacular than anticipated. The yellows, whites, reds, purples, oranges, and greens were simply amazing. California, you win.…

Relax Something

My yoga teacher will often say "relax something" when we're in the midst of some insanely hard pose. It's a simple thing, but it always works. I realize that I can relax my jaw, my tongue, my shoulders,…

Just Breathe

Here's a simple thing that I do during my day to stay focused and centered. Before I walk into a meeting (whether in person, video, or phone), I close my eyes, take three deep breaths, and then I join the…

Things I Didn't Buy

Earlier this year, I changed the title of my "Wants" list to "Things I didn't buy." I got the idea for the switch from Tina Roth Eisenberg, also known as swissmiss. This small change has made…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friends. I'm an eternal optimist and a bit of a realist, so I'm definitely looking forward to 2017. I love the start of a new year. The rituals, resolutions, planning, and newness are an opportunity for me…

Low Tide

One of the best kept secrets in Los Angeles is the joy of the beach, especially at low tide and, better yet, in the winter months. In the off season, the beach is practically empty. To live in a city…