Marking Milestones and Making Meaning as You Move Through Time

Marking milestones and celebrating anniversaries is so important. It’s one way that we reinforce our values. The act of marking milestones also helps us pause and ground ourselves, even as we keep moving toward the next goal. It re-energizes us as we travel through time. The graduation season that many just celebrated offers an excellent…

Your Changes Affect Others — Sometimes It Takes a Village

Your changes almost always involve two sets of people: you and the other people in your life who are touched by the change, whatever it may be. In a previous post titled Going Through Changes? Supporting Yourself is Job #1 I wrote about how important it is to support yourself when you are going through…

Seasonal Rituals, Seasonal Chores, and the Seasons of Your Life

Seasonal rituals mark your passage through your days, months, and years. They come and go like clockwork. As you evolve, they evolve. They change with time, and they also serve as touchstones that help you see how you have changed. Seasonal rituals include mundane everyday tasks as well as more momentous markers of meaning and…

Stop Procrastinating Now by Asking Some Key Questions

Can you really stop procrastinating now? Not tomorrow, but now? Well, today I’m here to tell you that there’s no better time than now. So let’s get started. Do you find yourself rationalizing right now? What reasons do you give yourself for thinking that now is too soon? How do you make it okay to…

Free up Energy by Letting Changes Unfold

Letting changes unfold, even when they are unexpected or unwelcome, is a major energy-saver. And it’s also a major time challenge for many. Why? Well, disruptions are never easy to cope with, be they small or large. And if you are someone who likes to be proactive and who does a lot of planning (as…

Your Transitional Activities Create Your Bridge to the New

The phrase ‘your transitional activities’ may sound a little exotic, but those activities really help when you’re going through transitions. Why? Well, transitions are nearly always challenging because, whether you view them as positive or negative, they bring change. So, they are unsettling, by definition. You’re moving from one thing to another. That evokes feelings. It…

Disruptions, Opportunities and the Eye of the Beholder

What’s the difference between disruptions and opportunities? Well, if you step back and reflect on it, you realize that the two may be a lot closer than you’d first thought. That’s because disruptions are simply events that we, then, ascribe certain qualities to. Do we see them as positive? Negative? Jarring upheavals? Welcome surprises? Disruptions…