Stillness Helps So Much at Times of Flux and Transition

Stillness might feel like an unproductive use of time. But, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. When you are going through transitions — like the change from summer into fall — there’s a lot to process. You need to assimilate the change, let go of what’s gone, and move into a new place. The other…

Ready or Not, It’s Back-to-School Time

Back-to-school time is upon us. It’s nearly September, and if school hasn’t started yet, I’m guessing that it soon will.  For kids and families, this is an exciting and sometimes anxiety-provoking time.  What can you do to make it go as smoothly as possible? Well, back-to-school time was very much on my mind last night…

Your Change Management Skills Keep You Going

Change management is a time skill worth mastering. Why? Well, maintaining your energy and focus during times of transition is often a challenge. Changes and transitions are often layered. So, once the most pressing work of a transition is completed, whatever it may be, a period of change management often continues. You may have lots…

Marking Milestones and Making Meaning as You Move Through Time

Marking milestones and celebrating anniversaries is so important. It’s one way that we reinforce our values. The act of marking milestones also helps us pause and ground ourselves, even as we keep moving toward the next goal. It re-energizes us as we travel through time. The graduation season that many just celebrated offers an excellent…

Going Through Changes? Supporting Yourself is Job #1

When you’re going through changes you may feel disoriented and at sea. Indeed, going through changes is going to throw you off balance to some degree, even if it’s a relatively small disruption. So, finding time to support yourself, whether you’re experiencing an expected transition or an unanticipated change is vital. This is easy to…

Seasonal Rituals, Seasonal Chores, and the Seasons of Your Life

Seasonal rituals mark your passage through your days, months, and years. They come and go like clockwork. As you evolve, they evolve. They change with time, and they also serve as touchstones that help you see how you have changed. Seasonal rituals include mundane everyday tasks as well as more momentous markers of meaning and…

Your Transitional Activities Create Your Bridge to the New

The phrase ‘your transitional activities’ may sound a little exotic, but those activities really help when you’re going through transitions. Why? Well, transitions are nearly always challenging because, whether you view them as positive or negative, they bring change. So, they are unsettling, by definition. You’re moving from one thing to another. That evokes feelings. It…