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I don’t know about you, but my family was hit hard with the flu/cold/cough/ick that kept recycling this winter. Thankfully, we’re all well now, but while I was down I had a lot of time to reflect. Here’s what I noticed: Lesson #1: I (probably) do...

I LOVE DECEMBER! I just celebrated a birthday and Hanukkah starts this week. More than the pair of fuzzy legwarmers I saw in a sock shop in Solvang, the present I want to give myself is a solo week in Hawaii to learn to surf. Underneath...

I don’t always feel like I own my time. Many days, I feel like the shiny silver ball in a pinball machine. Too many things ping for my attention at once, there are too many places to go, I have too many things to do,...

One Friday morning, I was driving up Topanga Canyon to a routine doctor’s appointment while pregnant with our son Jake -- but my mind was already at my desk in Santa Monica. I was rehearsing difficult conversations I needed to have about time sensitive projects...

In the midst of last summer,  I shared a story in Dian Reid's Summer of Authenticity Series that captured my state of chronic and perpetual overwhelm and the glimpses of summer I longed for. This summer, I'm doing things differently. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog for...

 We sat across the table from each other at a Cuban restaurant. Over fried plantains and black beans, I told Rafe every moment of my leadership experience learning with horses.  People need this, I told him. When I collaborated to create a day of equine experiential...

"Some people build fences to keep people out and other people build fences to keep people in." (August Wilson, Fences.) The fences at our ranch are intended to keep a herd of horses together -- and apart where it's necessary. The fences also keep the cow,...

Monday: I learned a friend had passed away. I sat in shock. Every time I picked up my iPad to start working, I'd find myself lost in some game where completing levels made me feel like I was accomplishing something. Heartbroken and sad, I spent...

Me, Rafe, Fleur and Nickels at a tree near our country home. Photo by Seth Murray of Elementz Photography. Hire him, he's amazing! Two years ago, I had my first performance review with a horse. Leaders don't always receive useful feedback. Critical feedback, well executed, can make...