Worry Never Helps, But Having a Plan Does

When you have a worry your energy and attention are siphoned off. Your eyes turn away from the present. Mired in mud, your tires spin as your worry deepens. Indeed, worry, once it takes hold, easily turns into a vicious cycle that it’s hard to step away from. That’s why it’s so important to learn…

Empowered Compassion™ Keeps You Going Through Tough Times

I love pairing words together in stimulating new ways. New pairings always provide insights. This morning I’ve found that Empowered Compassion™ really sparks my interest and imagination. Here’s why… Have you experienced how delicious it feels to experience inner balance AND feel motivated to move forward? You’re energized, empowered and quietly confident. From your place…

Beef Up Your Verbs and Beef Up Your Energy

When’s the last time you thought about verbs? Who’s the last person that told you verbs are important? Was it a long-ago teacher, encouraging you to use more action words? Or was it an editor offering suggestions to make your writing more vivid and engaging? Well, aside from advice from teachers or editors, I bet…

Nurturing Spaces are Your Self-Care Foundation

Nurturing spaces provide a solid base for your self-care efforts. Indeed, when your environment is geared to nurture and sustain you, your self-care efforts become, in many ways, a natural extension of your space. In the Finding Time E-zine, we have explored ways to create nurturing spaces for yourself. And we’ve also looked at the…

Gratitude — It Isn’t Just an Attitude

Gratitude, like a deep, cleansing breath, is a surefire way to energize yourself. Indeed, opening your heart with gratitude is one of the most powerful, grounding, and expansive gifts that you can give yourself.  The scope and depth of the effects that gratitude has can seem almost magical. It impacts our perception of time and…

Relax and Enjoy Your Holiday Moments — Affirmations Help

Making time in your life to relax is often a challenge. And this is often especially true during the holiday season. Some people even experience the pressure to relax and enjoy this time as debilitating. And the truth is, if you are not able to relax, there’s a good possibility that stress will drain your…

Don’t Give Your Inner Critic Air Time — It Only Holds You Back

What’s the Inner Critic? It’s an internal voice that will narrate your life for you if you allow it to. So, will you? Your answer is important, as it has a huge effect on your energy and your experience of each moment. Every human being has an Inner Critic. I struggle with this voice as…