January 26, 2024
Finding Happiness in Difficult Times

Remember that moment when you first realized that a big chunk of life is out of our control? Well, my upcoming program at Kripalu Center for Yoga and […]

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January 22, 2024
What We No Longer Have Time For…

Last month an owl flew just overhead. He didn’t soar or spiral or ride the thermals as the local hawks often do. He flew, zoomed, blasted from one […]

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December 27, 2023
Resilience and Happiness in Difficult Times

Every June fireflies carpet the field adjacent to our yard. Just as the night sky truly deepens to dark, at about 9pm, the trees and the wildflower fields […]

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December 18, 2023
A Guide To Ultimate Growth

I was recently featured in Ladies Drive magazine, discussing the theme of ultimate growth amid life’s challenges. In the article, I explore the concept of Post Traumatic Growth […]

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December 10, 2023
The Holidays Were Never Meant to Heal Everything…or Even Anything

There was a moment, many years back, when I decided to let go of expectations that the holidays would somehow heal the wounds of the year or the […]

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October 22, 2023
The Gifts You are Here to Share

This is sunrise over Evian, France last week, where I had the opportunity to speak to women leaders in business, and a few men :), from around the […]

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September 3, 2023
Change the Season, Change the Story

I am in the autumn of my life. There is no denying it. Grey hair. Those smile wrinkles at the corners of my eyes and the holes underneath […]

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August 13, 2023
Good Bones of a Life Well Lived

In her stunning poem, Good Bones, Maggie Smith writes, “…the world is at least fifty percent terrible, though I keep this from my children…and for every kind stranger, there is […]

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June 13, 2023
3 Things to Know When the Ground Shifts Under Your Feet

Change happens often like an impending storm. The air intensifies.  We feel unsettled or uncertain. We have a sense of life shifting and we dig in…or we head […]

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May 23, 2023
The Mindset for Change: 3 Crucial Shifts

My daughter took this photo at the Mauna Kea Observatory a few years ago.  We had come to Hawaii for a week of exploration – the tropical forests, the […]

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"Life is harsh, crazy, capricious and unjust and wondrous, surprising, bountiful, and beautiful. Both are true. How we navigate these realities is the challenge of living today. We cannot adhere only to despair else we dismiss all that is life-giving. Nor can we deny the awfulness of life; that would be delusional. We must find a way, within ourselves, and with each other to acknowledge, recognize and diminish the dark wherever we can while elevating the good."

Maria Sirois