In These Hard Times, How Gratitude Makes a Difference

Hard times are the times when gratitude makes the biggest difference. And yet, hard times are also the times when it can be most challenging to find gratitude in your heart. The times we have been living through may well rank among the most difficult in our lives. And finding gratitude may have seemed impossible…

Fear Robs You of Time and Energy — How to Change That in 2021

Fear robs you of confidence and creativity. It also wastes your time and siphons off your energy into dead-end worries and what-ifs. Sometimes fear is founded in reality. But quite often it is unrealistic and unnecessary. And so much of what we fear is actually about the stories we learned in our families, and the…

Focus on Your Minutes to Make Your Hours Shine

Your minutes are the building blocks of your hours. And yet, if you’re like many, you often overlook small increments of time, especially when you’re busy. Finding time to get everything accomplished in the time that we have is a constant challenge. And unfortunately, sometimes it can feel like you’re just barely keeping your head…

Time Holds Everything, and It Holds You, Too

Time holds everything. What do I mean by that? Well, like the air, time is one of the mediums in which we live our lives. Everything that we experience exists in time. That includes the joyous wonder of births and beginnings, and the horror and loss of tragedies. What a year this has been… It is…

Darkness and Light — How to Live With the Changes and Thrive

Darkness and light are much on our minds at the time of the Winter Solstice. And the contrast of darkness and light is the foundational theme embedded in the rituals of this season in so many traditions. So, celebrating and welcoming the light is what this holiday time is about in the northern hemisphere, no…

Taking Charge of Your Time — How to Untangle Yourself from the Web

Taking charge of your time has everything to do with setting and maintaining boundaries. Sometimes those boundaries are with other people, and sometimes they are with yourself. And boundaries, when they work best, are unique to you and your situation. What serves you in your life? What helps you create balance and achieve your personal…

Feeling Gratitude — How It Changes Your Energy and Experience of Time

Feeling gratitude and then expressing it expands your heart, adds to your joy, and boosts your energy whenever you do it. It’s amazingly powerful — the way that feeling gratitude affects our energy and, by extension, our lives.  Gratitude is about how you look at your world, how you move through your days, and how…