Crisis Support — How to Help When the Unexpected Intrudes

The word crisis – it conjures many images, doesn’t it? Maybe it’s as far-reaching as a hurricane or earthquake, harming hundreds and sending shock waves around the globe. Or maybe it’s as personal as a health crisis for you or a family member. Or perhaps it’s an animal companion in sudden need of first aid. Whatever it is that suddenly…

What’s a Time Cushion? Well, Read This and Find Out.

If you’re someone who sews, I know you’ve heard of a pin cushion. But have you ever heard of a time cushion? Creating a time cushion for yourself is a powerful tool for reducing stress. How? Well, working ahead and creating a time cushion is your key to managing your time. This is especially true when…

Work Ahead to Reduce Your Stress and Save Time

When you work ahead, you immediately give yourself a stress-reducing cushion. It’s a vital time management key, especially if you often work under pressure. Why? Well, for one thing, when the unexpected hits, managing your tasks and priorities can be a big challenge. Here’s one recent example that hit close to home: An unexpected disruption here at…

Change, Whether Predictable or Unexpected, Always Rocks the Boat

Change is in the air at this time of year. But if you think about it, it’s really always in the air. Like your in-breath and your out-breath, change is a constant. This past weekend we nearly had a frost here in New Hampshire. Barely September, and already some of our tender plants were nipped by the cold. We were…

Sudden Change? This Helps Keep You in Charge No Matter What.

Finding time and maintaining focus and discipline when world or life events are pressing is often very challenging. How successful do you feel at keeping your core values in mind and managing your priorities when you are confronted with sudden change? Crises and sudden change shake things up. Most of us feel comfortable when we…

Sudden Change – One Powerful Timely Tip

Sudden change is a reality of life – and it’s one that we’d mostly like to deny. After all, change itself is challenging – and when it arrives unexpectedly on our doorstep, it’s even more disruptive and disorienting. In last week’s post titled 

Find Time by Making the Most of Your Time Snippets

How do you find time in your busy, fast-paced life? It’s one of the biggest challenges we all face. Just count the times you say to yourself, “If only I had a few more hours today!” You’re always wishing you had more time, right? But what do you do when something