There’s Room for Humor, But Aging Isn’t a Joke

Indeed, aging isn’t a joke. When you’re busy and stressed, feeling like you have slowed down is difficult. Getting things done is a challenge that can be heightened as we adjust, each of us, to our own aging processes. So, how do you adjust to aging?  Is it an issue that you grapple with? How…

Paula, Time Carries Me Forward, But I Don’t Feel 65!

Time can be so mysterious. It looks different to us, depending on our age, and on what we believe about it. That’s what struck me when I read a recent e-mail from one of our e-zine subscribers. Her particular challenge is about turning 65 — and her quandary illuminates a universal experience. Time, since it’s always…

Gratitude, Even in the Hardest of Times? Ask Paula…

Gratitude is a feeling, and it is also a choice. In truth, it’s one of the most powerful and life-enhancing choices you can make. As Eckhart Tolle has said, “It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” In my recent post titled Gratitude Changes Everything: 5 Powerful Tips to…

Ask Paula – I’d Like to Savor My Time, But How Can I? I’m Just Too Busy!

Yesterday I shared 5 Tips to help you savor your moments while you traverse transitions. That prompted the following question from Nancy in Rockport, Massachusetts: I love autumn, and appreciate your encouragement to enjoy it. But my business is tourist-based, and I feel swamped with special demands. How can I find time for myself when I’m working double-time to…

Overwhelmed and Wondering — Is Self-Care Just Pie-in-the-Sky for Me?

Self-care is all too often a commitment that we make to ourselves and then don’t follow through on. Other priorities bump it out of the way, and it’s easy to start thinking that we’ll NEVER find time for ourselves. Well, yesterday we shared a post about time myths that we tell ourselves. And we offered some…

Ask Paula – Will the Lists I Make Take Too Much of My Time?

Our posts about lists and list-making have yielded several e-mails from readers. It sounds like many of you use lists to organize your tasks and your time. Quite a few of the e-mails shared the concern that William from Minnesota wrote about in his recent question to me. So I thought his question would be a…

OMG, We Have to Move – Paula, Help!

Our posts about sudden change have yielded quite a few questions and what I’ll call “OMG e-mails” from readers who have been thrown off-balance by sudden changes in their lives. So I thought I’d share one here. This is from Theresa in Chicago, and she has an immediate