Befriend Your Time — It’s All You Have!

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Befriend your time to thrive in time!

Befriend time? What does that mean? Isn’t time the thing that nips at your heels and makes you worry about keeping up?

Well, while time is absolute, concrete, and universal, you actually do have choices about how you relate to it.

When you think about time, do you embrace it as your friend? Or, at least sometimes, do you feel driven and trapped by time, as if it is your enemy?  [Read more…]

Value Your Values to Find More Time

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What are your values?

How well do you know yourself?

Does the way you use your time reflect your values?

Deepak Chopra has written, “Without values, there is confusion and chaos.”

So you are actually adding  [Read more…]

Find Time to Get to Know Yourself and Journey Deeper into Your Heart!

Finding time to explore life’s mysteries is something that always enriches us in powerful and unexpected ways. It is also, often, the first thing that we set aside when life gets busy.  (And when is life NOT busy?!)

Among the fundamental mysteries of life, our own hearts and minds can frequently present us with some of the biggest puzzles. Do you find that to be true?

  • Are there things that you shy away from without understanding why?
  • Have you reacted strongly to something and then thought, “Hmmmm, I wonder where that came from?”
  • Would you like to tune in more deeply to the stories that you tell yourself?
  • Would you like to change some of those stories?  The ones that keep you from being your fullest and freest self … and stepping toward your cherished dreams?

I find that the human psyche is an endless trove of treasures just waiting to be discovered by intrepid explorers who take the time to delve down and look around!  The mysteries that we harbor, each of us, are there to be uncovered.  What is needed is an investment of time … and of listening … to develop an authentic and supportive relationship with ourselves.

And the really good news is that the time investment doesn’t have to be daunting.  Small increments is a key mantra to keep in mind whenever you think about time – and especially with a lifelong enterprise like maintaining and deepening your relationship with yourself.

Small increments! It is much more important to be authentic and steady in your connection with yourself, than it is to spend hours at it.  Yes, “more time” is great … but given a choice, I would opt for steadiness and frequency every time!

Think of it as tending a garden … working the soil … keeping up with the nurturing and weeding and finding moments to do it.  Sometimes you find a Saturday when you can spend several hours gardening.  Sometimes you come home from work, gaze at your plants lovingly, pull a weed or two, and move on to other things.

Small increments! What’s important is maintaining the steady engagement and contact.  The harvest will come!

Speaking of harvests … the MP3 of my interview with Nutritionist and Clean Eating Coach Wendy Battles-Plasse as we explored how you can “Start Living Your Healthiest Life Today: Timely Tips on Clean Eating, Self-Awareness and the Power of Prevention” is available … and we’ll send it to anyone who signs up on our teleclass page!  This was a jam-packed, info-filled call … and it’s not too late to learn all about healthy eating and prevention from one of the best!

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up for your FREE Finding Time Success Kit. It puts 3 key tools for your time success right into your hands! Grab it and see how you can recharge your energy, reduce overwhelm and frustration, and come to learn that 24 hours really ARE enough!

Let’s explore time together …

Finding Time to Pick 25 Pounds of Blueberries – Clean Eating Tips from Wendy Battles-Plasse!

Finding time to eat clean, get healthy, and prevent disease won’t necessarily mean picking 25 pounds of blueberries this summer, but one of the things we learned from Wendy Battles-Plasse last night is that it could!

You see, it all depends on creating some quiet space, listening to yourself so you can hear what your body has to say, and then learning to give yourself what you need.  For Wendy fresh blueberries are a huge favorite.  So last summer, listening to herself meant getting out there when the time and the berries were ripe … and picking buckets of them.  Luscious!  But she is very clear that for each of us what our bodies want (and need) is generally as different as we are!

So developing and deepening self-awareness is a key to health and prevention.  That means learning to notice how our energy shifts and changes, and how different foods make us feel.  Here’s just one idea that Wendy shared, for developing greater awareness – she calls it her “Breakfast Experiment”:

Try eating something different for breakfast, each day for 7 days in a row.  Keep notes for yourself about how you feel right after the meal … then two hours after.  Write down anything special that you notice about your response to the food.  Did your energy stay steady or take a nosedive?  Did you feel heavy after your meal?  Did you like the taste?  Nothing is off the table.  Anything you notice is important.

This information will not only help you identify the foods that are most healthy and helpful for you … it has the big, added benefit of honing your awareness.  This will enhance your perceptiveness and success around all sorts of self care activities!

I absolutely loved my call with Wendy.  Her energy is infectious and her practical tips will help you hit the ground running.  Eating clean and staying healthy don’t have to be daunting jobs that you add to your already-overflowing To Do List.

Wendy advocates starting small and keeping it simple.  Clean eating is really about eating simple, fresh food.  Staying healthy is really about creating systems for yourself and then following through on them.

  • It isn’t rocket science.
  • It’s well within your reach.

That’s the message Wendy conveys on this call.  I heartily invite you to sign up for this most recent installment of The Finding Time EducationRich& HeartBased Interview Teleseries! The MP3 of my interview with Nutritionist and Clean Eating Coach Wendy Battles-Plasse as we explored how you can “Start Living Your Healthiest Life Today: Timely Tips on Clean Eating, Self-Awareness and the Power of Prevention” will be available in about 24-hours … and we’ll send it to anyone who signs up!

And, even better, when you sign up, choose our VIP level and you’ll receive a word-for-word transcript of the call, as well as a special gift from Wendy – her 26-minute MP3,”4 Simple Steps to Meal Planning Success.” This audio is jam-packed with Wendy’s easy and practical tips that help put healthy eating within your reach every day!

Don’t miss out! Sign up and learn more about how you can “Start Living Your Healthiest Life Today: Timely Tips on Clean Eating, Self-Awareness and the Power of Prevention.”

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up for your FREE Finding Time Success Kit. It puts 3 key tools for your time success right into your hands! Grab it and see how you can recharge your energy, reduce overwhelm and frustration, and come to learn that 24 hours really ARE enough!

Let’s explore time together …

Find Time to Listen to Your Heart and Expand into Your Truest Self!

Finding time to slow down and take a breath in the midst of everything that you need to do each day is a challenge that we can all relate to.

What if you’ve come to a place where you feel yourself questioning what you are doing?  Maybe you are sensing that you don’t just need to slow down, but you also need to pay attention to that still, small voice that seems to be trying to say something to you?

That can be an even bigger challenge, because it’s always easier (in the short term) to continue on a well-worn path than to open up to your deepest questions … and to the possibility of fundamental (and freeing) change.  But if your path doesn’t really suit you, then you are spending your precious energy and time on pursuits that aren’t in sync with your true values and your heart’s call.  This ultimately leads to frustration and regret.

The good news is that we can choose to change that for ourselves. And we can begin at any time!  All that it takes is the courage and commitment to find the time to truly listen to yourself.  Once you open up to your heart’s voice and begin a dialogue with your deepest self, the next steps on your path will become clearer.  That’s a guarantee!

It’s not a matter of doing so much as it is a matter of hearing and seeing, experiencing and assimilating … and being willing to let go! There will be changes to be made as you expand into your truest self.  And they won’t all be easy.  But you will know that they are “right” because of the way they feel in your core.

Are you curious about what your heart has to say to you? Do you already have that dialogue going with yourself?  How do you create the space to keep it going?  If you’d like to explore this further with yourself, there’s a very informative (and free) teleclass being offered by my friend and colleague Cindy Hudson.  It’s titled “3 Keys to Creating Clarity and Connection in the Midst of Chaos” and you can join the exploration on Tuesday, May 25 at 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET.  I think you’ll find it time well spent!

PS: There’s still time to sign up and access the MP3 of my interview with Entrepreneur Energy Coach and Founder of Body Brilliance Krista Hearty as we explored “A Secret Brilliance: How to Tap Into Your Unique Energy and Power.” And, even better, when you sign up, choose our VIP level and you’ll receive a word-for-word transcript of the call, as well as a special gift from Krista – an MP3 of her 20-minute guided visualization, “Present Moment Meditation.”

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up for your FREE Finding Time Success Kit. It puts 3 key tools for your time success right into your hands! Grab it and see how you can recharge your energy, reduce overwhelm and frustration, and come to learn that 24 hours really ARE enough!

Let’s explore time together …