Ready to ‘Fall Back’ and Let Go of Daylight Saving Time?

Yes, if you live in most places in the States, it’s time to let go of Daylight Saving Time. And, finding time to begin and end this time each year is a ritual that most of us here in the United States are very familiar with.  For many people, at least on the surface of…

Honoring Yourself With Self-Care is Your Most Important Job

Does honoring yourself with self-care seem like a foreign idea? Well, in our culture, that may be the case. But I would argue that self-care is job one for each of us. You know how the airplane safety instructions go, right? They always say to put the oxygen mask on yourself first. That way you’ll…

Make Time for Yourself, Even on the Busiest Days

Making time for yourself when you’re having a busy day can seem impossible, can’t it?  Your To-Do List is overflowing, and there’s a back-log of tasks from yesterday clamoring for attention.  You’re running from one thing to another. You might want to slow down, but you can’t see any breathing space on the horizon. How…

Inner Boundaries are So De-Stressing

What are inner boundaries? I can’t overstate the importance of setting boundaries. They help you set aside time and space so that others won’t needlessly interrupt your personal time choices. We all need to find ways to set and negotiate boundaries at work and at home to get tasks accomplished. But perhaps even more difficult…

Empowered Compassion™ Keeps You Going Through Tough Times

I love pairing words together in stimulating new ways. New pairings always provide insights. This morning I’ve found that Empowered Compassion™ really sparks my interest and imagination. Here’s why… Have you experienced how delicious it feels to experience inner balance AND feel motivated to move forward? You’re energized, empowered and quietly confident. From your place…

A Pause That Refreshes — Do It Today

When you pause in the midst of your busy day, you give yourself a gift. It’s that simple and that dependable. So, pause right now and take three deep breaths. Don’t keep reading. Actually do it. You’ve just given yourself a small message that you are important and that being in your moment, right now,…

The Easiest Self-Care Boost Ever? Think Chewing.

Wait. Chewing is a self-care skill? Bear with me here. Especially for the busiest among us, chewing is an activity that has profound benefits and that we seldom, if ever, think about. The reality of our everyday lives is that self-care is often the thing that falls to the bottom of our list of things…