Special Celebrations Add Spice and Depth to Your Life

Special celebrations are ever-deepening gifts that you give to yourself and your family and friends.  So, what are the special celebrations in your life? Well, they might be holidays that are marked in your country or your faith. Or they might be personal events that are significant to you, your friends, or your family. These…

Stop Making Your Life a Race with Friday as Your Finish Line

It’s not a race. But does your life sometimes feel like one? How often do you get home on Friday evening feeling drained and breathless, like you’ve just finished a road race? Or, during your week, do you hold onto Friday like it’s the finish line for your personal marathon? The light at the end of a…

Seasonal Templates Help You Find the Time to Savor Your Moments

The changing seasons are a constant source of flux. So, as we approach the Summer Solstice, I’m reminded of how helpful seasonal templates are. Last week I wrote about shopping templates. Creating a shopping template for yourself makes your trips to the store so much more efficient. And the same goes for seasonal chores, like…

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…

Ask Paula – I’d Like to Savor My Time, But How Can I? I’m Just Too Busy!

Yesterday I shared 5 Tips to help you savor your moments while you traverse transitions. That prompted the following question from Nancy in Rockport, Massachusetts: I love autumn, and appreciate your encouragement to enjoy it. But my business is tourist-based, and I feel swamped with special demands. How can I find time for myself when I’m working double-time to…

Savor the Season by Slowing Down as You Travel Through Time

Finding time to embrace and savor the unique gifts of autumn will nurture your mind, body and spirit. (And while here in the Northern Hemisphere we’re focused on autumn, the same general concepts apply for our friends currently experiencing spring!) That can be a challenge, though. Much as you might want to savor the changes around…

Choosing to Savor in Stillness Transforms Your Time

Choosing is a complex and often unconscious process. Whether it’s choosing what’s ‘best’ or choosing what we want, or making choices based on other considerations, we are constantly choosing. We do it hundreds of times each day – choosing. One moment it’s an active choice and maybe the next