Let It Rain

I wrapped up my Saturday with a smile, looking forward to the day ahead. Sunday was all planned out: tennis in the morning, then a hike in the woods with the dog. Later, a festive, poolside lunch with friends. I drifted off to sleep with visions of peach pie and laughter, kids splashing in the pool [...]

An Update and An Inquiry

Dear Friends: After more than two months of sheltering in place, I would really love to know… How are you? Are you feeling hamstrung or set free? Restless or at ease? Are you stressed and worried? Oddly content? Increasingly frustrated? Are you more appreciative? Overwhelmed? Distracted? Are you finding any unexpected benefits to this unprecedented [...]

Mother’s Day Wisdom

Mother’s Day Wisdom From my column in Happening in the Hills, May 2019 Happy May, Dear Readers. For just about two years now, I have had the privilege of writing this column and sharing much of what I have learned through coaching with all of you. This month, in honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like [...]

A Beauty Breakthrough

“The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold.” Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth.   Waiting for the shower to heat up, I catch a glimpse of my naked self in the flimsy full-length mirror that rests against the bathroom wall.  I survey the landscape, allowing my eyes [...]

Beyond Resolutions — 10 Tips for a Successful New Year

People all across the world will greet the arrival of the New Year with hope and aspirations, brimming with plans about how to make this THE YEAR!  Whether you want to lose the weight, get the promotion, or save your floundering marriage, whether your goal is to read more, complain less or finally figure out [...]

B.E. M.E.R.R.Y. 7 Simple Strategies for Surviving — and THRIVING — the Holiday Season

B.E. M.E.R.R.Y. 7 Simple Strategies for Surviving - and THRIVING - the Holiday Season The weather outside is frightful - it is a slushy, grey mess of a wintry mix - but there are still a few weeks to go before relaxing by that fire-so-delightful with a good book and a hot cup of tea [...]

Tal Fusion In the News

You can read my recent interview with Unlocking Litchfield here.


Just in time for Thanksgiving… You are hereby invited to a 29-Day POSITIVITY CHALLENGE, aimed atIncreasing happiness; Reducing stress; Easing anxiety; Limiting negativity; and Providing an overall life boost! Feel free to ACCEPT RIGHT NOW, or read on for a little persuasion… My children and I are participating in a 30 Day Plank Challenge, an [...]

Lay Off, Love On

The day begins in the usual, precision-oriented way. 5:40am - Alarm buzzes, leaving me time for one snooze before my workout. 7:00am - First pajama-clad child slips into the kitchen, greeted by Mommy-in-Action, a sweaty, energized whirl of efficiency, packing lunches, pouring milk, spreading butter on toast. Two remaining children are nowhere to be seen. [...]

Love The One You’re With

If you are anything like me, or most women on the planet, you have a slight tendency to be …err… I don’t know — incredibly hard on yourself.  As in, you wake up every morning with a running list of things to do — not only emails to send, work to tackle, meetings to attend [...]