Finding Time — A Gift to Give Yourself, Right Here, Right Now

Finding time, whenever you’re able to do it, is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. And finding time isn’t something magical, it’s a skill that you develop with practice and patience. And finding time isn’t something magical, it’s a skill that you develop with practice and patience. So, that means it’s within…

What Do Peaches Have to Do with Your Values and Your Self-Care Skills?

Yes, peach season is upon us. IN fact, we’re in the thick of it, and we’re having a bumper crop here in New Hampshire after last year’s disappointing harvest. It’s hard to believe we are now looking back at Labor Day. And it feels like I was celebrating the arrival of our blueberries just yesterday.…

Life Bot and Alexa — New Productivity and Self-Care Possibilities Abound

Life Bot is a new addition to the skill set of Amazon’s popular digital assistant, Alexa.  Its aim is twofold: to make Alexa more useful in managing your daily routines and, ultimately, to enhance Alexa’s skills by learning your personal preferences over time.   Life Bot – What can it do now? Right now, Life Bot’s…

Self-Care and Strong Boundaries — A Power Combo for the Ages.

Self-care doesn’t necessarily come naturally. No, indeed, it’s a skill that you develop with practice. And strong boundaries are a key ingredient in your efforts to take good care of yourself. You might think that self-care would be easier during vacations and holidays when you have more time. But is that really true? Step back…

That Friday Feeling — A Powerful Gift You Can Give Yourself

It’s almost Friday. Are you going to make it? How often do you arrive at Friday night feeling frazzled, breathless, and too tired to enjoy your evening? And is Friday, for you, like the proverbial light at the end of a tunnel? Well, this pattern is true for so many of us. We race through our…

Boundaries and Your Holiday Planning – Find Your Comfort Zone

Time choices and time boundaries are your keys to finding time for what matters most to you. And, as the holidays draw closer and closer, what could be better that reducing your stress and increasing your enjoyment with these time tools? I’ve written here previously about creating de-stressed holidays for yourself and those near and…

Nurturing Yourself – A Time Skill and Responsibility

Some time ago I shared a post titled Nurturing Energy – Your Powerful Antidote to Time Toxins that described the nurturer as a part of each of us. I refer to this part as a sub-self. It’s a part of us that we can develop with practice, and it enhances our lives palpably and