Your Self-Talk Affects You — How to Make It Friendlier

Your self-talk has a significant impact on how you feel. And yet many of us are often unaware that we’re giving ourselves messages. Your time management skills usually are most effective when you’re familiar with your time demands and your terrain. And I’d add, here, that it’s also vital to be aware of your energy and…

Make Your Ideal Day Real, Moment by September Moment

When you make your ideal day real, you give yourself a warm and generous boost. But in the midst of challenging times, do you sometimes feel that’s just impossible? So I suggest that you approach this on a moment-by-moment basis. A day, after all, is a large and daunting expanse of time to try to…

Want More Energy for Autumn? Celebrate YOU as Summer Winds Down

When you celebrate YOU, you give yourself an energy boost no matter what. And who doesn’t need an energy boost right about now? Managing your energy is a key ingredient in caring for yourself. And as we move toward a new season, with so many unknowns ahead, self-care is even more important to your well-being.…

Making Time for Emptiness Fills You in Unexpected Ways

What do I mean when I write about ‘making time for emptiness’? Well, more often than not, we strive to fill each moment with activity, productivity, and efficiency. That might seem like a goal we’d all want to be aiming for. Who doesn’t want to be productive and live days filled with accomplishments? But it…

How to Take Charge of Your Time by Noticing the Rhythms in Your Life

When you take charge of your time, you take charge of your life. That might sound too simple, but it’s absolutely true. And when I say take charge of your time, I don’t mean to suggest that you should be rigid or overly controlling about each moment. But what I do mean to suggest is…

Wind Down and Relax This Weekend to Replenish Your Energy

Finding time to wind down and relax is one of the most rejuvenating gifts you can give yourself. It’s also a gift that’s one of the hardest to come by, it seems.  As we begin a weekend, I thought this would be a great time to talk about relaxation and to share a couple of…

Your Routines — Keep Them Fresh to Sustain Energy and Focus

Keeping your routines alive for yourself can be a challenge. That’s because your routines are founded on repetition. Repetition helps you be more efficient. AND repetition, by definition, is, well, repetitive. So if you’ve established routines to help accomplish repetitive tasks, how can you also keep things fresh for yourself? Your engagement. How you relate…