Daily Transitions — How to Make Time for Managing Them

Daily transitions are constantly happening in your life, often barely noticed. Think about all the steps in your day, from getting out of bed to getting back in. Change often adds stress, and regular self-care activities help reduce that. So, while living life and moving through daily transitions mindfully and planfully can be a challenge…

Start Your Day Well — The Impact is Profound

Start your day well and you give yourself a boost that affects everything that follows. A good beginning makes all the difference. As Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” If you think of the start of your day as the foundation for everything that follows, you…

Springtime Self-Care — How to Blossom and Thrive

Springtime self-care provides you with a solid base for this transitional time. Yes, it’s springtime here in the Northern Hemisphere. Can you feel it? The air softens as blossoms burst open and green returns to the once-frozen earth.  Vernal pools are alive with activity as we all open windows and turn our thoughts to gardens,…

Downtime Refreshes — Plan Some for Yourself This Weekend

Downtime is a powerful tool in your self-care toolbox. And yet, it’s often difficult to come by, unless you plan ahead. So, making time to plan ahead is an important step in making the most of your time and energy. And planning for some downtime is key to keeping your spirits and your stamina high.…

Choose to Say No In Order to Say Yes — A Key to Your Well-Being

When you choose to say no to one thing in order to say yes to another, you make a significant choice. While very important, it’s also something that you decide over and over throughout your day, sometimes unconsciously. And when you choose to say no, you are finding the time you need when you need…

Nurturing Yourself — How to Make This Happen, No Matter What

Nurturing yourself is key to your well-being. And yet, though you know that nurturing yourself is important, it’s often the first thing that gets dropped when you’re busy. Am I right? In fact, finding time for nurturing yourself is nearly always a challenge. So today I’d like to look at some ways that you can…

Thanksgiving Week, Your Time, and Energy — How Does It Feel This Year?

Thanksgiving week is upon us, here in the United States. And I hope the start of the week finds you rested and looking ahead to a warm and happy Thanksgiving. A quick survey of my social media reflects a certain level of pre-Holiday excitement, anticipation, and stress. Many are wondering how they will find the…