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…

Are You Rigid or Focused? It’s a Difference That Matters.

The difference between being rigid and being focused or disciplined has a big impact on your success. Yet, quite often these qualities are conflated. Finding time to get everything done requires that you do some planning.  If you don’t, you’ll be at sea in the midst of a floating array of seemingly random (and demanding)…

Set Goals and See How It Helps You Create Flexibility in Your Life

When you set goals you create two states of mind that can improve your life, whether you achieve your objectives or not.  These two states of mind are awareness and flexibility.  In my last post, I discussed how you create awareness when you set goals. So, today I’m going to discuss the link between setting…

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…

7 Timely Tips to Grow Your Self-Empowerment Skills

Genuine self-empowerment requires both realism and compassion. Those two key ingredients help you develop the resilience to flex without giving yourself away. And as self-empowerment becomes a way of life, you thrive by relating as a human, not a superhuman. Any place you start exploring and experimenting with self-empowerment is fine. Just remember, growthful change…

Agility, Aging, Retirement, and the Hidden Gifts of Change

The changes that come with aging demand lots of things from us. And interestingly, one of the keys to navigating this life transition is agility. Finding time and knowing when to stick to priorities and when to be agile and hold them loosely, in the midst of changes can be a challenge. And those changes…