Entries by Mary Olk

A Sparkling Theme for 2019

I am not a fan of resolutions. They’re well-intended, but they don’t seem to last. We need something to anchor and guide us, to help us be our best. Having a theme for the year is what works for me. It’s more inspirational. The thing about resolutions is they set external targets. They are prescriptive, […]

Gratitude

Thanksgiving is coming up. How are you giving thanks every day?! Did you know that gratitude is more than a thought or idea? Gratitude is a way of being. When we’re in touch with gratitude, it’s a full-bodied experience. That means feeling your appreciation when you are thinking about all of the things you’re thankful […]

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance. People talk about it, strive for it, but is it really something we can achieve? I don’t think so. Have you ever done balance poses on the yoga mat? Then you know that balance is a dynamic experience, built of movement and tension. It’s not something you achieve and put behind you—it’s an […]

The Power of Play

Play is healthy and healing. We know that intuitively because we feel it. If it doesn’t feel good, it’s not play. Unfortunately, as we grow up and get serious about our education, our livelihood, our relationships, we get disconnected from play. We tend shift into a mindset that play is the domain of children or […]

ACCOUNTABILITY: EMPOWERING CHANGE

ACCOUNTABILITY: It isn’t sexy – but it works It’s a pretty simple concept that will make or break your success, but it’s got a bad rap. Just saying the word out loud – ACCOUNTABILITY — I can feel my defensive hackles rising. And I know better! According to the dictionary, it’s about accounting for one’s […]