The Solstice — Darkness and Light and Your Energy

The Solstice is a powerful time. In winter it spells a moving inward, while the Summer Solstice is expansive, reaching out and up. Whichever Solstice you are experiencing today, the key ingredients are the same: Light and dark. Dark and light. They are two sides of a coin, at once profound and as familiar as our everyday clothes.…

On the Darkest Night, We Celebrate Warmth and Returning Light

Light and dark. Dark and light. Light is always just on the other side of darkness, and darkness is always on the other side of light. So, finding time to celebrate these perpetual contrasts and, right now, welcome the light, is what this holiday time is about in northern climes, no matter what your specific…

Gratitude’s Power to Transform Time

Gratitude’s power is a key element in your time management repertoire. This was illustrated for me most keenly late last month when I heard an interview with Amanda Lindhout, a young woman who’d survived 460 days 

Find Time to "Fall Back" and Still Stay on Track!

Finding time to begin and end Daylight Saving Time each year is a ritual that most of us here in the United States are very familiar with.  (The exceptions here are Arizona, Hawaii, and part of Indiana, along with the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.)…

Find Time for the Darkness and the Light

Darkness is always on the other side of light. And finding time to celebrate and welcome the light is what this holiday time is about in northern climes, no matter what your specific tradition may be. You can see this in the Menorah, the lights on the Christmas Tree, the Winter Solstice bonfire, and the…