Time’s Mystery — Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate It

Finding time to appreciate time’s mystery can be very difficult when you’re busy and stressed. And yet, when you look, you find precious gems buried within your everyday human experience. So, heart-based time management is all about appreciating the mystery. The trick is to do that while also being as efficient and effective as possible. Take…

Give Yourself a Leg Up — Prepare Ahead of Time

When you prepare ahead of time, you give yourself a significant gift. That’s because preparation is a time management skill that enhances your flexibility. This is especially important and true when something unexpected comes up. The more you prepare ahead of time, the more you can focus effectively and efficiently on what’s needed in each…

No Matter What Happens, Opening Your Heart Always Helps It Grow

The thing is, your heart is stronger than you think. This is particularly important to remember when you’re confronted with difficult changes and the challenging feelings that often accompany them. So, the thing is, when you know the following two facts, right through to your bones, you give yourself access to energy and insight that…

Open to the New Each Day, Each Moment, Starting Right Now

Each day, each moment, you hold much more power in your hands than you probably realize. For example, every morning you make a choice about how you’ll greet your new day. Choosing to open up to the new is an enriching decision that you have the power to make in every single moment of your…

Focus and Finding Time – What Children Teach Us

Focus is one of the keys to your productivity and time success. And finding time by finding focus is a fascination of mine. In part that’s because the rich experience of being present and focused isn’t easy to come by these days. We are constantly bombarded with information and other input. Distraction is more the…

Morning Moment — A New Day and a Pause to Take It All In

Morning moment, morning light. It’s the morning after the shortest day of the year. This new day, I greet a snowy sunrise and enjoy a quiet moment. Here in my silent office the clock ticks. Wan morning light moves slowly up my windowpane, casting dim shadows as the day brightens.  I sip my tea and…

Gratitude and You – The Transformative Power of Thankfulness

Gratitude is in the air. As Thanksgiving approaches, those of us who live in the United States prepare to celebrate what we are grateful for. For many it’s a day of reflection, of family gatherings, and of thankfulness. But why do we reflect and appreciate in this way just once a year? I wonder about this…