Slow Down to Move F-A-R — A September Self-Care Thought

Slow down. Remember racing around the yard or through the living room and hearing those words? Indeed, how many time have you heard that advice? Maybe it was from your parents or grandparents, long ago, and you chafed at it. More recently, have you heard it from your partner, or your doctor, perhaps? Or from…

Nurturing Rituals for Opening and Closing Your Work Space

Rituals support you by integrating what unites body, mind, and spirit into daily activities. Unlike routines, rituals deepen your experience of your time, because they tap the energy of repetition and of mindfulness. Here’s a simple ritual Many years ago, I created rituals for entering and leaving my home office. They helped me focus and work at top efficiency. My…

Flexible Focus and Self-Care — Here’s Your Key to Health and Success

Flexible focus, as I noted in my post titled “Flexible Focus Keeps You Nimble, No Matter What Your Day Brings,” is a powerful, heart-based time tool. It’s one that I encourage you to explore for yourself. Especially in today’s world, when our focus is so easily divided, flexible focus enables you to stay on track,…

Flexible Focus Keeps You Nimble, No Matter What Your Day Brings

Flexible focus is a time skill that enhances your agility while you keep your eye on the prize. You enlist the power of flexible focus when events and demands threaten to throw your day off-track. So, what kinds of things am I talking about? Oops – here they come: Transitions. Conflicts. People problems. Emergency calls…

Listen to Yourself and Learn What You Truly Need Today and Every Day

When you listen you learn. And when you listen to yourself, you may be especially surprised at what you learn. Yet, finding time to really listen to yourself seems a challenge that defeats many of us. It’s so important, and it sounds so easy. But more often than not, it seems to be the last…

This Helps You Manage Your Day When You Say Yes to Something New

You empower and enrich yourself when you say yes to daily activities that keep you happy, healthy, safe and self-referenced. This is true when the new activity you add is a conscious and grounded choice you make. In a recent post titled Saying Yes — The Heart-Based Art of Affirming YOU and Claiming Joy and Power, I…

Relax and Unwind This Weekend with These Two Simple Steps

When you make the time to relax you are giving yourself a rejuvenating gift of power self-care. And yet, this incredible gift is often very hard to come by. Why is that? As we finish out the month of June and start a weekend, I thought this would be a great time to talk about…