First Let Yourself Feel — It Will ALWAYS Help You Deal

It’s a fact of life that when you let yourself feel you free up energy that you otherwise won’t have access to. But many of us forget that in times of high stress. We are often tempted to try to push past our emotions. However, we ignore them at our peril. No one ever wants…

Manage Sudden Change — Ideas for Responding to the Unexpected

How to manage sudden change is a challenge that’s much on people’s minds these days as the world struggles to manage Covid-19. I recently had a very timely question from a reader. It wasn’t specifically about the coronavirus. But it was spot on about how to manage sudden change when it visits your life. So…

Daylight Saving: Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

Yes, Daylight Saving Time starts next weekend. And giving yourself a chance to adjust to “springing ahead” next weekend is an excellent self-care choice. Why? Well, the change from Standard to Daylight Saving Time is a jolt to your system.  And as we age, we may feel that impact even more. So, there are many…

Snowstorms: Gifts or Disasters — You Get to Choose

Snowstorms are a fact of life here in New Hampshire. The weather is one ingredient in our lives that often presents tests for our agility and flexibility. And reframing these situations as opportunities rather than recoiling from them is powerful. It’s a seemingly small choice that offers you an endless wellspring of energy. Fundamentally, it’s…

Expect the Unexpected: 5 Tips That Help

Does ‘expect the unexpected’ sound like an oxymoron to you? Well, step back and consider: What do you do when the unexpected intrudes in your life? Our world is filled with change. It’s happening all the time.  And dealing with the sudden changes that present themselves to us is a difficult challenge. It’s a challenge…

Let Hunger and Gratitude Deepen Your Time

What do hunger and gratitude have to do with time? Well, pausing to appreciate the so-called small things is one of life’s greatest joys.  But that takes time. And in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, that may be a joy that we neglect to give ourselves. Taking it a step further, if…

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,…