Time Doesn’t Change but Your Experience of It Does

Indeed, time doesn’t change. As I’ve noted before, it’s absolute, concrete, and universal.  It’s the same for everyone.  Whether you’re going with the flow or fighting it, each of your minutes is made up of 60 seconds. Likewise, each of your hours has 60 minutes.  That’s a baseline fact that you can rely on —…

I Love My Nurturing Environment Until I Mess It Up — Help!

It wasn’t long after Thursday’s post about flow and creating a nurturing environment that I received an e-mail from a reader in Pennsylvania. Gilda wrote: Hi Paula, I appreciated your post about creating spaces for ourselves that meet our needs and help enhance energy and flow. I LOVE the idea – and I really struggle…

Access Your Fullest Self by Creating Flow in Your Space

How does flow enhance your productivity and quality of life? Often, I think, it boils down to getting out of your own way. When you create whatever is a nurturing space for you, you remove impediments and barriers. You make flow possible. Flow The ancient Chinese worked to unite the energies of the heavens and the earth…

The Cascade Effect and How It Gets You Unstuck

Springtime in New Hampshire means melting snow and loosening ice jams. And it makes me think of what I call the Cascade Effect. What is that? It’s what happens when you’re feeling stuck and you take action. What you’ll notice is that your action has an impact, not just on your immediate issue, but on…

Getting into the Flow — Something Time and Rivers Have in Common

Flow has such a gentle, inviting sound, doesn’t it? Flow is something you relax into. And once you’ve done that, then flow carries you. So why do we struggle so with flow? Flow can’t be forced. The following passage from the Talmud is one that has always fascinated me. Who forces time is pushed back…

Letting Go, Moving Ahead, Finding Time by Staying in the Flow

There’s a flow to time. Have you noticed? Nearing the end of another week, I’m guessing that, like me, you’ve needed to let go of some plans, while finding time for unforeseen new tasks. Our lives fluctuate while time, like a river, continues steadily along its course. Sometimes it feels relentless, that flow. When you’re…

Focused or Rigid? 3 Essential Steps for Flexible Focus

Being focused is a powerful feeling. Have you experienced it? Focusing on a project, right up to its successful completion is just wonderful. You feel carried forward by the flow of your concentration. And your confidence grows as you stay on track. But rigidity is another matter entirely. Fear-based and destructive, rigidity comes to the fore when you want…