Mind Maps for Plotting Your Direction and Planning Your Future

What are mind maps and why would you be interested in them? Well, when you explore what you think and feel you simply know yourself better. It helps you form a solid base for anything you want to do.  Mind maps offer powerful help with this task. Mind maps have a long history and Tony…

Keep Your Writing Fresh by Keeping Yourself Fresh

Creating content that’s fresh, focused, interesting, and relevant is key to online success. And it can be a big challenge, don’t you agree? I’ve been creating my e-zine since 2006 and have been blogging here since 2008. And, I’ll be honest, sometimes fresh ideas are hard to come by. But what I’ve found, through the…

A New Beginning: Make Yours Whenever and Wherever You Choose

Finding a new beginning offers a refreshing and energizing perspective on the moments of your life.  So often we think of our time as a linear flow that moves from a long-ago beginning to a future ending.  But it really isn’t.  Right down to the cellular level, we are in a constant rhythm of endings…

Welcoming the New Year by Mindfully Letting Go

Welcoming the New Year offers an opportunity to reflect, let go, and joyfully step toward the promises rising on the horizon.  The key, however, is making time to do it all mindfully. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are, for many, opportunities to celebrate with friends and family.  These celebrations create occasions for appreciating…

Savor the Quiet, Be Yourself, Find Some Time

Making time to savor the quiet as an old year ends and a new one is about to begin is a powerful gift to give yourself. Have you tried it? Yesterday afternoon, as twilight gently brushed the winter treetops outside my window, I did just that. It was a brief pause before I cleared up…

Your Feelings Map Holds the Key to So Much in Your Life

What is a feelings map and why might you need one? Well, recognizing your feelings and their roots is one of the most powerful time management skills you can develop.  Sometimes that means naming your feelings in a particular moment. And sometimes you need to look back to find their echoes in your past. Either…

Navigating Transitions Well Means Keeping in Touch with Yourself

Navigating transitions can feel like being in a small boat on an unknown and unpredictable sea. Will the waves stay calm? Will it get stormy? Is there any land in sight? Change and transition are both fundamentally disorienting. They move you out of the familiar into the new. And when you don’t have a map,…