A Values Inventory Helps You Uncover Your Symbolic Traps

A values inventory can help you find yourself in ways that may surprise you. And it will certainly help you use your time more wisely. I notice that doing a values inventory shines a light on my symbolic time traps. That, in turn, allows me to see and then free myself from those old traps.…

Your Values Conflicts are Like Clutter Holding You Back

Your values conflicts aren’t just internal disagreements that, perhaps, make you uncomfortable. In fact, they actually hold you back. Sometimes I think of them as time traps. And wouldn’t life be so much easier, if only it weren’t for those traps? And going deeper, here’s a question to ask yourself: Isn’t it puzzling, that you’re…

Valuing Yourself and Living Your Values — The Heart-Based Way

Valuing yourself is part of living your values. That might not be immediately apparent to some, because valuing yourself is sometimes seen as selfish in our culture. But if you want to move through life from your most powerful core, that means being in sync with your values. And valuing yourself is an integral part…

Your Inner Balance — Living Your Values Informs Your Equilibrium

Your inner balance is key to your success and your peace of mind. And when you’re living out your core values, your equilibrium is assured. But, as we all well know, making time to step back and consider your values while pursuing personal or career goals can be a challenge. Indeed, it’s very easy to…

Living from Your Values Changes Your Sense of Time

Living from your values is one way to expand your sense of time. Even though you’ve got 24-hours each day, no matter what, when you’re living from your values, your feelings about your time are profoundly affected. In earlier posts, I’ve written about how time is absolute, concrete, and universal. There’s an unchangeableness about time.…

Earth Day — Celebrate It Every Day — And Here are Some Ideas

Did you find time to celebrate Earth Day yesterday?  The weather here in New England was just about perfect, and I love pausing on days like Earth Day, to think about my values, my priorities, and what I can do every day to find ways to put them into action. So that’s what I took…

What You Value — How This Defines the Ground Under Your Feet

What you value isn’t always obvious. And yet, it’s the ground you stand on, whether you know it or not. So making this important aspect of your life visible to yourself is key to knowing yourself, what your goals are, why and how these goals are important to you, and how you’ll go about accomplishing…