The Art of Wasting Time

How do you define ‘wasted’ time? Is it time spent scrolling through social media? Maybe sitting in traffic or waiting in a long line? Having to go back and redo something that didn’t turn out as expected? Saying “Yes” too often and doing things you don’t really want to do? Do you ever get still… Read more »

Compassion Fatigue

Many of us are natural caregivers, nurturers, helpers…it’s what we do and it’s who we are. Some of us use our skills in a caregiving career. Some of us are caregivers at home or in our communities. Some do all three! It’s no wonder why over time we become emotionally and physically exhausted, sick, or… Read more »

Feeling Overwhelmed?

This has been a wonderfully busy month spent learning new things about self-publishing a book, keeping it moving along in the process, meeting with new and returning clients, juggling communications for speaking engagements, and meeting with my own coaches. Yes, I still have coaches, because we’re all a work in progress. I’ve also been on… Read more »

Finding Calm

For years I worked in the fast-paced technology field, loving the adrenaline rush of keeping up with the daily changes in applications and security, hardware and software, contracts and terminology. I loved working with an amazing team who broke new ground on a constant basis providing highly valuable services. Those were the days. Over time,… Read more »

There’s More Than One Way to Relieve Stress

Thankfully we are all beautifully unique individuals, even if we have an identical sibling. Our tastes vary from person to person and even from one day to the next. We sleep better under specific conditions, we enjoy some foods better than others, we have different rituals we follow, we laugh at different things, we show… Read more »

Letting Go of Stuff

There are days when I am so busy I don’t even (consciously) notice clutter in the house. But my trusty subconscious is faithfully storing up all that information to hit me with it when I least expect it. Finally I have free time on my calendar when I can sit on the couch and just… Read more »

Fear of Flying

Recently I was on a flight where a young girl was sitting across the aisle one row up from me. I noticed her hand tighten around the arm rest when the pilot announced we were #1 for take off. Her Mom, sitting right in front of me, reached across the aisle to touch the young… Read more »

Now More Than Ever…

The other afternoon I was feeling quite dazed and confused for several reasons. We’ve been living in a cloud of smoke for over a week due to the terrible fires in the forests and mountains near us. The drought we’re experiencing has resulted in low lake levels and a blanket of dry, crisp leaves and… Read more »

Lose the Stress, Lose Weight

Did you know that when you are stressed, your body has trouble losing weight? Truth. And that’s sad since we seem to spend most of our waking time, and some of our restless sleeping time stressed out. It’s a vicious cycle. Stress activates the part of our brain that signals the need for increased cortisol… Read more »