Of all things not business and leadership related.
The next few months as a Summer of Being. Listening for and following the pulls. Soaking up as much enjoyment as possible right here, right now.
Swimming and sunning at the beach. What is it about swimming in the ocean that feels so different from a pool or a lake? Like a return home.
Lines in the water to volunteer in Africa to work with elephants. We’ll see what comes back.
Up 50 against the wall twice each day on tiptoe, 20 bent-kneed, and 10 of the real thing (although nose to the floor still eludes me, by A LOT). Getting stronger, little by little. I’m sharing these numbers with you because when starting a couple of months ago, 10 against the wall was effortful.
The Friday blog to the subject our romantic relationships.
That crazy-fun idea of taking singing lessons so I can sing back up in a band. Just once.
To several interviews on the Goop podcast.
Elise Loehnen on Pulling the Thread.
Glennon Doyle on We Can Do Hard Things.
Susan Cain’s first TED (thanks to a selection from my monthly dinner group). Really interesting.
And a fab local band playing cover tunes at an outdoor venue, stuff from Eric Church (see below) to Sam Cooke.
The joy and freedom of running even though it’s hard as hell for me most of the time. Getting ankle x-rayed recently, the very first question that came up: Can I run? Yep. Lucky girl. Happily slow-cruising to Eric Church’s “Like a Wrecking Ball.”
On a favorite summer salad combo of mixed greens, grilled salmon, mango (or peach or fig or blackberries), carrot, cuc, fennel, and avocado. Dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh basil or mint. Super yum.
And keeping it visible, a quote from first coaching mentor Martha Beck, heard on a podcast: “If your fear and longing conflict, choose your longing.”
Emma Thompson’s new movie. It’s gonna be good.
Summer trips to NYC, VT, and AZ for fun, friendship, and coursework. This will be my first time in NY since the pandemic began, the longest time away in a long time.
Some light-as-a-feather summer stuff in addition to great novels and non-fiction. Hannah Orenstein’s Meant to Be Mine kept me up turning pages while at the beach. Fluff and fun.
Mineral sunscreen after doing some research and reviewing EWG’s list.
Closer to rolling out a small, pilot offering of relationship coaching for individuals. If you’d like to put your name on the first notification list, drop me a note.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there and Happy Juneteenth to our nation.
Have a good week, peeps!