Everyday Magic – 38

Weekly Intention: This week I am traveling for work. I have a crazy trip planned where I will be in Zurich for about 34 hours and then in London for about 36 hours and then I come back home to leave for Tahoe. So a lot of time on the road. And then a lot of working at work, at airports, on airplanes, etc. So my intention this week is: work hard, be present, sleep as much as I can, and take time for myself where I can.

This month’s intention is: Magical Thinking: Time to let go. This is a hard month for you. Transitions are rough. But you also turn 45. It’s magical to get to have another year. It’s magical to have a high schooler and a middle schooler. Life is magical. Let the small things go and have faith that it will all work out. It always does. This week is a perfect example of how I am going to have to let go. It’s going to be hectic and I am not going to be on top of things the way I wish I were. And yet. It’s going to be okay.

One way I will show up this week:  curious.

One magic I will make this week: If I am really lucky I might get to see my friend from high school while in London. It really would be magical.

This week, I will pay attention to: our teams in both of these locations.

This week, I will be kinder to: myself since i will be jetlagged likely.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: work, to ensure the trip ends up being worthwhile.

One new thing I will learn this week: how these teams are doing.

I am looking forward to: visiting london office for the first time

This week’s challenges: lots of airplane time, lots of meetings, lots of jet lag.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: perf. org health. zurich/london meetings. stay on top of email. [heh same list as last week]
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, make time to sleep.
  • Family:  family photos, talk to kids as much as possible, prep Jake, prep lunches.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: i love that I often get to read extra on the plane, let’s hope it happens this time, too.
  • Learn: learn more about the remote offices.
  • Peace: with the crazy travel schedule
  • Service: perf
  • Gratitude: for getting to go on adventures.

This week, I want to remember: it’s fun to be in these offices.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 37

Weekly Intention: This is another short week at work because I am taking Thursday off for my birthday and I am planning to have no-meeting Friday. Which puts all the stress on the other three days. Like last week, I also have two trips to the kids’ schools. Back to school night for high school and 5th grade tea. I then will leave for Europe for work at the end of the week. So my intention this week is to spend the evenings with my kids. Helping, being present. To focus hard on staying on top of work for the days I am there. And trying to use all my Friday to catch up so I leave for Zurich without too long of a list.

This month’s intention is: Magical Thinking: Time to let go. This is a hard month for you. Transitions are rough. But you also turn 45. It’s magical to get to have another year. It’s magical to have a high schooler and a middle schooler. Life is magical. Let the small things go and have faith that it will all work out. It always does. I turn 45 this week. I am going to stop and breathe in all the magic in my life.

One way I will show up this week:  full.

One magic I will make this week: I am going to be taking Thursday off to celebrate and possibly spend some time with a friend on Friday. I am very excited.

This week, I will pay attention to: how to grow.

This week, I will be kinder to: david still. also nathaniel.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: myself. It’s my birthday week!

One new thing I will learn this week: hmmm. some skills i can develop and how.

I am looking forward to: my birthday! and back to school night!

This week’s challenges: long days, short week, needing to get too much done, two trips to school. [same as last week!]

Top Goals: 

  • Work: perf. org health. zurich/london meetings. stay on top of email.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, hike, 5am, make time to sleep.
  • Family:  family photos, back to school and morning coffee, celebrate me!, date night, hug kids, prep lunches, get ready for trip.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: i love love love my life.
  • Learn: learn more about this year for both my kids.
  • Peace: with not being where he needs me to be yet
  • Service: myself!
  • Gratitude: for another year.

This week, I want to remember: i am so incredibly lucky!!


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 36

Weekly Intention: This is a short week and it’s J’s birthday week and there’s a back to school night and a school coffee. So multiple drives to school, a bunch of crunch on the other days of the week since I am working only 3 days this week. That means I will have to be super efficient. So that’s my intention this week.

This month’s intention is: Magical Thinking: Time to let go. This is a hard month for you. Transitions are rough. But you also turn 45. It’s magical to get to have another year. It’s magical to have a high schooler and a middle schooler. Life is magical. Let the small things go and have faith that it will all work out. It always does I have no idea where August went. It absolutely flew. I am going to really try to let all the small things go this week. Let’s see if I can do it.

One way I will show up this week:  curious.

One magic I will make this week: I am going to be taking Thursday off to celebrate Jake. I am very excited.

This week, I will pay attention to: how I can be more efficient.

This week, I will be kinder to: david and see if I can help him out with math.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: the love of my life.

One new thing I will learn this week: how to slow down

I am looking forward to: a short week, learning more about 5th and 9th grades.

This week’s challenges: long days, short week, getting too much done, two trips to school.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: perf. just staying afloat this week.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, hike, 5am, make time to sleep.
  • Family:  family photos, maybe? clean out kids’ closets, back to school and morning coffee, celebrate Jake, date night, hug kids.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: i love love love my husband.
  • Learn: learn about this year for both my kids.
  • Peace: with not being as productive at work this week
  • Service: jake
  • Gratitude: for another year.

This week, I want to remember: life is passing really quickly I want to celebrate all the days.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 35

Weekly Intention: This week comes with a collection meetings and the first week of school. That’s a lot of transition and work for one week so my intention this week is to sleep well, continue to work out, and be as kind as I possibly can to everyone (including myself.) Let the transitions begin!

This month’s intention is: Work Your Magic: Time to get organized again, transitions are coming, big ones this time. Get organized, plan, prepare and do what you need to do. Done for school. Not done for clothes. This one might have to wait.

One way I will show up this week:  open.

One magic I will make this week: we are doing to be taking a family trip for the three day weekend, so that will be my magic this week.

This week, I will pay attention to: work and where I can lean in more

This week, I will be kinder to: my kids and how i can help them with the transitions.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: i’ve been sick so i think this one will have to be giving my body what it needs.

One new thing I will learn this week: how to do some of the performance work

I am looking forward to: our mini-vacation

This week’s challenges: every day this week is long and we have our first week of school so those two things will be challenging on top of each other.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: markets preso, tokyo preso, proposal for ux team, 15 plan v1, packets, strat 2020, and perf1.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, hike, see if I can make 5am wakeup happen (maybe this week!), make time to sleep.
  • Family:  family photos, clean out kids’ closets, first week of school, vacation, date night, hug kids.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: i am loving my work lately. so lean into that.
  • Learn: learn about this year for both my kids.
  • Peace: with transitions and never being able to catch up at work
  • Service: my health
  • Gratitude: for learning to balance

This week, I want to remember: i am having so much fun.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 34

Weekly Intention:

This month’s intention is: Work Your Magic: Time to get organized again, transitions are coming, big ones this time. Get organized, plan, prepare and do what you need to do. Ok I did some last week but I still need to get the clothes sorted. No word on supplies yet.

One way I will show up this week:  ready.

One magic I will make this week: i’m going to be doing my keratin treatment which will be magical.

This week, I will pay attention to: work rhythms and d’s schedule

This week, I will be kinder to: both of the kids who will be transitioning to thinking about school

This week, I will focus on pleasing: one core area at work. birthday maybe?

One new thing I will learn this week: whether i get to be the point person.

I am looking forward to: hearing all about D’s adventures this week

This week’s challenges: lots going on this week with D having to be at school three times, going away for a trip, N having to be at school once and the long hair appointment. just a lot to juggle with the also long work days.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: clean out all the email, get a markets and tokyo schedule done, proposal for ux team, figure out culture d&i, just feel more organized.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, hike, see if I can make 5am wakeup happen, make time to sleep.
  • Family:  family photos, clean out kids’ closets, get ready for school things, hugs kids.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for the outdoors
  • Learn: learn all about high school
  • Peace: with all the upcoming transitions
  • Service: my job, my kids, my husband
  • Gratitude: for learning to let go

This week, I want to remember: the downside of this year is low low low.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 33

Weekly Intention: Ok this is the last week of summer for us. Next Monday David starts high school. Still can’t believe I am writing these words. Nathaniel has one more week but David starts early because he has a camp before school starts. So this is our last week enjoying summer. My plan is to spend a bit of extra time in the evenings with the kids. And for work, I want to spend the first hour I’m home cleaning email, doing work so that I can then not work all night.

This month’s intention is: Work Your Magic: Time to get organized again, transitions are coming, big ones this time. Get organized, plan, prepare and do what you need to do. Yes it’s time to buy the school supplies, get the clothes sorted, and get everyone ready for the school year.

One way I will show up this week:  focused, open, curious.

One magic I will make this week: go hiking with Jake.

This week, I will pay attention to: my mindset when i approach people

This week, I will be kinder to: my kids

This week, I will focus on pleasing: hmmm i think i will just focus on one person at a time.

One new thing I will learn this week: this week i am going to see if i can do one new thing each day, i will make a list and share.

I am looking forward to: having one more week of summer.

This week’s challenges: i am hoping to take things one day at a time this week.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: get next steps on tokyo and markets, figure out culture d&i, sort out the growing leadership stuff, stay on top of email.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, hike, do one new thing daily, and restart yoga or walking or some other morning plan, make time to sleep.
  • Family:  family photos, clean out kids’ closets, get ready for school things, hugs kids.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for learning and growing
  • Learn: one new thing each day
  • Peace: how long it takes to learn
  • Service: to all around me
  • Gratitude: for feeling better.

This week, I want to remember: that my mind is limitless.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 32

Weekly Intention: This is vacation week! The intention this week is to rest and relax as much as possible and let my family relax the way they prefer to.

This month’s intention is: Work Your Magic: Time to get organized again, transitions are coming, big ones this time. Get organized, plan, prepare and do what you need to do. Not just yet. I give myself one more week off.

One way I will show up this week:  present and quiet.

One magic I will make this week: letting my family do whatever they want

This week, I will pay attention to: my family

This week, I will be kinder to: my family

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my family 🙂

One new thing I will learn this week: just relaxing and reading and journaling this week

I am looking forward to: having a few days off.

This week’s challenges: just catching up on all the work will be challenging.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: keep up with email enough to not stress when i return.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, walk, and restart yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  hug my kids, go on adventures with my hubby

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for vacations
  • Learn: to relax and be present
  • Peace: for time off
  • Service: to family this week
  • Gratitude: for getting to go on wonderful vacations.

This week, I want to remember: to enjoy every moment


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 31

Weekly Intention: This is my last week before I go on another vacation. My intention this week is: get some solid stuff done so I can feel like i can focus on my vacation while away.

This month’s intention is: Be the Magic: Settle into the summer, see the magic around you and connect with it. Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. we’re going to have to say i failed this one.

One way I will show up this week:  excited and quiet.

One magic I will make this week: get so much work done!

This week, I will pay attention to: organizing all my thoughts and todos

This week, I will be kinder to: my sister, i owe her an email.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: work, i really want to make a ton of progress.

One new thing I will learn this week: winding a narrative?

I am looking forward to: having david back.

This week’s challenges: monday and tuesday will be long days so I am really hoping I can not fall behind.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: finalize and deliver tokyo, get nbu meetings on cal and write some thoughts, write up do on Encore, inbox zero, summarize learnings from D, reach out to S for org.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, walk, and restart yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  hug my kids, give my hubby time and space

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for feeling on top of things.
  • Learn: learn how to wind a narrative and how to write up some of these docs.
  • Peace: for the business of this week
  • Service: to work this week
  • Gratitude: for my incredible life.

This week, I want to remember: it doesn’t have to all get done in one week.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 30

Weekly Intention: This is another full week. Long days at work and David will be out of town this week so I expect it to be emotionally hard, too. My intention this week is to be productive and kind. That’s all I am going for.

This month’s intention is: Be the Magic: Settle into the summer, see the magic around you and connect with it. Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. i have to think about this one more, maybe it means taking walks more or something to appreciate the sun.

One way I will show up this week:  curious.

One magic I will make this week: can i keep walking?

This week, I will pay attention to: where can I lean in a bit harder?

This week, I will be kinder to: my husband and my boys.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my body i think. i need more sleep.

One new thing I will learn this week: how to help the UX team more

I am looking forward to: seeing how david’s camp goes.

This week’s challenges: tuesday will be a very long day. having david gone will be tough too.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: move tokyo forward, get nbu meetings on a roll, summit, summarize learnings from D.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, walk, and restart yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  spend time with Nathaniel this week.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for trying new things.
  • Learn: learn to be kinder.
  • Peace: for having david gone
  • Service: to my husband
  • Gratitude: having opportunities.

This week, I want to remember: it’s going to be okay.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 29

Weekly Intention: I have training for two days at work this week which makes the other three days quite a challenge. So my intention this week is: be at work, stay on top of email and then disconnect as much as i can so i can be with my family. and for the class, be really present.

This month’s intention is: Be the Magic: Settle into the summer, see the magic around you and connect with it. Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. my intention this week is to pick one and start incorporating.

One way I will show up this week:  open.

One magic I will make this week: I will see if I can start walking again. ( i didn’t do this last week and i really want to.)

This week, I will pay attention to: how i can adjust my calendar going forward

This week, I will be kinder to: my family.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my class and its asks of me.

One new thing I will learn this week: how to be a good manager hopefully

I am looking forward to: my class.

This week’s challenges: squishing all the work into the other days

Top Goals: 

  • Work: move tokyo forward, get nbu meetings on a roll, do class, get all other meetings on cal, summarize learnings from D.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, walk, and restart yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  spend time with kids @night.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for the long days.
  • Learn: learn how to be a good manager.
  • Peace: the new norm
  • Service: to my calendar?
  • Gratitude: for learning, growing, expanding.

This week, I want to remember: i have time, i do not have to rush it all.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 28

Weekly Intention: This is my first full week back since before we left for vacation. The week after this I have a class for 2 days and the week after that I have a summit for 3 days and the week after that I am on vacation again. So my intention this week is to focus hard at work and get things on a roll. Let’s see how effective I can be. My intentions at home is to keep our routine and get the kids being intentional, too.

This month’s intention is: Be the Magic: Settle into the summer, see the magic around you and connect with it. Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. I’ve been doing a lot of journaling for my goals for the second half. Let’s see what I can do here.

One way I will show up this week:  present.

One magic I will make this week: I will see if I can start walking again.

This week, I will pay attention to: what I am still trying to cultivate in my life.

This week, I will be kinder to: my husband who is carrying a big load over the summer.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my todo list.

One new thing I will learn this week: a bunch of manager training this week.

I am looking forward to: getting work started.

This week’s challenges: just trying to get work done in between meetings

Top Goals: 

  • Work: move tokyo forward, get nbu meetings on a roll, start new cadence.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, walk, and restart yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  be present for the kids and give jake some relief.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for the summer lull.
  • Learn: learn how to be a good manager.
  • Peace: with all the changes
  • Service: to myself for a bit.
  • Gratitude: for having meaningful work to do.

This week, I want to remember: step by step, we will get there.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 27

Weekly Intention: Here’s the plan for this week: stay in vacation place. This means being calm, content and grateful. There will be a lot of work the first three days of this week and then a 4-day downtime. I am looking forward to both. We have a month of calm, beautiful summer before we get another lovely week off so I plan to work hard and relax often.

This month’s intention is: Be the Magic: Settle into the summer, see the magic around you and connect with it. Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. I love how right these end up being every time. This week marks the beginning of the second half of 2019. Let’s make every day count. Let’s make and see and be magic.

One way I will show up this week:  content.

One magic I will make this week: i will work on getting some major work items done, and i will stay joyful.

This week, I will pay attention to: the life i’ve managed to build for myself.

This week, I will be kinder to: let’s go for everyone i see.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: work a bit, me a bit.

One new thing I will learn this week: some major learnings at work this week.

I am looking forward to: writing up some docs at work.

This week’s challenges: the first three days are full of meetings.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: todo list items get as many done as possible. clean email.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal (!!), and restart yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  make summer plans for both kids.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for feeling this contentment.
  • Learn: learn some of my new responsibilities at work.
  • Peace: with taking my time to get up to speed.
  • Service: to work.
  • Gratitude: for feeling how i feel at the moment.

This week, I want to remember: all of the magical moments we’ve had.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.