Start Each Day with a Gift to Yourself — How to Begin Well Every Morning

When you start each day in a planful and self-caring way, you give yourself an energy boost that is very sustaining. This is true no matter what challenges your day holds. And then as your day unfolds, you can draw upon the power that even a small gift to yourself.  This, in turn, dramatically affects…

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…

Thankfulness for Little, as Well as for Much

Thankfulness and gratitude are in the forefront of people’s minds at this time of year. So, let’s step back and think about thankfulness. When you feel and express gratitude, what are you expressing it for? Does it have to do with the value or quantity or size of a gift? Or is it about something else…

How Do You Start Your Day? It Matters, and This Helps…

The importance of how you start your day really can’t be over-estimated. Henry David Thoreau knew this and summed it up simply and concisely when he wrote, “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Indeed, the start of your day sets the tone and establishes the foundation for everything that follows. So, you…

Holiday Gift-Giving — Have You Considered a Gift of Time?

Finding time can be a challenge throughout the year, and holiday gift-giving ideas are often hard to come by. That’s especially true if it’s getting to be the last-minute and you’re not sure when you’ll even be able to get to a store. But keep this in mind: For many people in our fast-paced world…

That Friday Feeling — A Powerful Gift You Can Give Yourself

It’s almost Friday. Are you going to make it? How often do you arrive at Friday night feeling frazzled, breathless, and too tired to enjoy your evening? And is Friday, for you, like the proverbial light at the end of a tunnel? Well, this pattern is true for so many of us. We race through our…

Unexpected Boundary – A Rainy Day Gift from the Universe

A time boundary is a gift you give yourself. That’s the most useful way to think about it. And your time boundary isn’t a negative thing at all. It helps you focus your energies because you say “No” to what’s less important. And that gives you the space and time and energy to say a…