Coping with Clutter — How to Become the Boss

Coping with clutter, whether it’s in your space, your time, or in your mind is one of the biggest challenges that we face in this day and age.  During this time, many people are at home more. Perhaps you are working from home and your kids are also at home because their schools are working…

How to Move Forward by Creating a Personal Retreat

Creating a personal retreat is a profound act of self-care. It is also a powerful investment in your energy, efficiency, and effectiveness. Too many of us were raised to equate self-care with self-indulgence. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Many are learning, during this time of COVID, that deep reservoirs of resilience and energy…

Your Exercise Routine: How to Thrive Through Upheavals

Your exercise routine is a key element in your self-care. And when life gets disrupted, as it has been over recent months, staying on track with any routine is a challenge. Indeed, self-care is often the thing that falls to the bottom of your to-do list when you’re stressed or your plans get upended.  Am…

A Walk Around the Lake is a Gift that Keeps Giving

What do I mean when I write about taking a walk around the lake? The phrase comes from one of my favorite quotations about the fundamental value of self-care. For me, it highlights the simplicity and accessibility of any act of self-care. And it also underscores its importance. The poet Wallace Stevens wrote: Perhaps the…

Does Your Environment Nurture and Sustain You? If Not, Let’s Fix That.

Your environment has a profound impact on your energy. And yet, if you’re like many people, your awareness of your surroundings is sometimes spotty. So, today I want to look at some quick ways to give your self-care a big boost. It doesn’t need to take a lot of time. And it certainly doesn’t need…

Take a Breath — You’ll Get More Done — Really

Take a breath? Are you kidding? I’m too busy. How often have you felt that way? It’s true that finding time to take a breath is one of the hardest things for busy and productive people to do.  But those all-important, refreshing breaks are vital, not just to your well-being but also to your productivity.…

Live Your Truth and Revitalize Your Energy and Time

What do I mean when I say, “Live your truth”? Well, for one thing, it’s going to be different for each of us. Finding time to pause and reflect will always enhance your productivity and boost your energy. AND it will help you live your truth. Hit the ‘Pause’ button: As a time management tool,…