How Will You Care for Yourself This Year?

Kiran Gaind, Integral Coach

As a mom of two kids under age 5, I know how hard it can be to take care of yourself on a regular basis. And I don’t mean taking a shower or brushing your teeth. I mean something I call “self-care” — practicing self-nurturing and self-development. It may seem like the only people who engage Continue Reading

Why Ray of Light Coaching?

Kiran and Karuna

Some of you may be asking why my coaching practice for modern parents is called Ray of Light Coaching. First of all, what a coach really offers to her clients is herself: her personality, personal qualities, skills, attributes, attitudes, history and perspectives. What makes the coach as a human Continue Reading

What’s Your Type?

nine personality types on blackboard

The Enneagram is different from more commonly known personality typing tools, like the Meyer’s Briggs, used in traditional work environments, because it provides more than a static snapshot or box that people fit into in terms of their tendencies and behaviors. The Enneagram is an ancient Continue Reading

Does Balance Exist for Modern Parents?


Recently, I've talked with different parents and care providers about whether something called "balance" exists in a busy parent's life. Based on my own experience and those of others, when reflecting honestly, it doesn't seem to be a quality most parents are experiencing or can really hope to Continue Reading

5 Self Care Suggestions for Busy Parents


Ever since having my child I have needed to be extra conscious about taking care of myself physically, emotionally and spiritually. The weeks I fall off the self care wagon are harder - I have less patience, less compassion, working from a cup half empty than full. How do I take care of myself? Continue Reading

Building Emotional Understanding


I recently took a parenting class called Building Emotional Understanding and will be continuing with certification as an instructor of Parenting by Connection with a non profit organization in Palo Alto called Hand in Hand Parenting. Being a new parent of an infant is exhausting yet quite Continue Reading

Will you benefit from Integral Coaching ?

Are you feeling out of BALANCE? Stressed out Guilty about not spending enough time with family Lacking energy Not taking care of yourself Do you long for fulfillment and a sense of PURPOSE? Dream of creating a business Always wanted to pursue a creative passion Want to Continue Reading

Getting My Body Back After Baby


Becoming pregnant and having a baby were by far the biggest blessings of my life. However, the process of being pregnant, having a child and then bouncing back physically has been one of the most difficult processes I can remember. When I became pregnant in October 2008, it took only a few Continue Reading

Finding Purpose as a Mompreneur

Jen Harris with her family

When I was planning our wedding in 2008 I was looking for the perfect photographer. I knew I'd find the right person when I saw the right image with a balance of artistry, emotional charge and that years-in-an-album memorability. When a google search landed me at Jen Harris' gallery of wedding Continue Reading

Being Your Own Kind of Good Mom


Today I'm working from home because my daughter had a fever yesterday and couldn't go to her nanny share today. I also have a sitter here playing with her while I meet with clients, write, study and go to appointments that are on my calendar. Being a mompreneur with my own business has allowed me Continue Reading