Living & working wisely in a turbulent world

End the chaos created by the relentless demands and distractions of our 24/7 world and develop the mindsets, skills, and tools to be more effective at doing what matters most.

Create focus, energy and spaciousness


Marilyn’s mission is to help people who struggle with overwhelm and disorganization to live more coherent, less chaotic lives. She herself has recovered from the nightmare of chronic chaos and overwork and she knows how out of control life can feel.

She says, “I’ve been there. I’ve overworked. Tried to do too much. Gotten overwhelmed by too many goals and too much disorganization. I have a Ph.D. from Yale in Management and an MBA from Cornell and I have done research and worked with hundreds of individuals and businesses to address these issues of productivity, health, burnout and disorganization.”

Marilyn’s clients learn new ways to enhance their energy and focus as they learn new habits of mind and action. Sometimes enhancing productivity seems paradoxical:

  • Building supportive connections is as important as naming your priorities
  • Taking items off your to-do list is as important as putting them on
  • Stopping completely is as important as surging forward 

Marilyn has worked with a wide range of clients including grassroots non-profits, education, health and small business. She was selected as a top 100 Leadership Speaker by for 2018. She has taught at Yale and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Marilyn’s award winning books will help you reset, refocus, and

take control of your time.

Learn how Marilyn’s groundbreaking book, An Oasis in Time, shows us how to find deep renewal in a culture highly focused on productivity.


Get the tools you need to revive your energy with a free Oasis Toolkit.


Upcoming class
Shabbat: embodying peace

June 15, 2021 7:00 pm Pacific


Stopping for Shabbat is an excellent way to reset and restore our equinimity.  Learn how rituals, music, food and dance can help us deepen our sense of renewal.