Lifestyle

July 2, 2018

Tips for Traveling Mindfully

The idea of summer travel is to get away and get a break. Yet, the pre-departure preparations often feel rushed and haphazard for many of us, and we feel even more frazzled just as we are zipping close our luggage.   We probably don’t link “travel” with “mindfulness,”  but it […]
May 30, 2018

Tips for Staying Productive During the Week

Too many of us feel inundated by emails and notes in our online accounts.  We store correspondence, photos, to-do lists, meeting materials, financial records, appointments, and children’s artwork on our devices.  It can easily become overwhelming and managing (to say nothing of FINDING) what we have stored “at our fingertips.” […]
April 20, 2018

Tips for “Renewing Our Values”

We all face challenges and obstacles in our lives, at different times, and to various levels and degrees.  During these times, where do we find the strength to persevere?  How can we improve our self-control and reduce our unhealthy responses to stress as we experience times of emotional and/or physical […]
March 1, 2018

Tips for Dealing with Chaos

We are all encountering changes and chaos of some sort.  Whenever we have difficulty with these challenges and letting things go, we are presented with an opportunity for practicing opening up yet remaining sane in the midst of chaos. We can sense the hardness in our hearts when someone is […]
January 30, 2018

Tips for Choosing a New Direction in Life

What do to when your heart says one thing and our mind says another?   We may be tied to a particular place where we feel at home, connected, safe. But then we are offered an opportunity to move elsewhere (literally or figuratively) that will be better for us at this […]
January 2, 2018

Tips to Bring the Positive into Our Lives

You may have noticed (ha) that I often write and speak about noticing and appreciating what is positive in our lives. It is a natural human tendency to notice the negative aspects of our lives. Why? It helps us to survive. So, being “on alert” can be viewed as a […]
November 1, 2017

Tips for Visualizing and Embracing Change

Some of us like change.  Others don’t. Or we may like some change, but not a lot.  Everyone is different and handles changes in their lives differently.  One thing that we can bet on, however, is that change will be a constant in our lives. A change in life circumstances, […]
August 30, 2017

Tips for Making Changes as We Transition to Autumn

For many of us, Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer and a return to the routines of our lives.  Some of us leave for school, while others begin new jobs.  We may also be facing a transition in our personal or professional circumstances which is not easy to […]
July 28, 2017

Tips for Creating Friendships and Community

More and more of us are feeling isolated and alone, despite the number of social media “friends” we have.  Ironically, the more technologically connected we are through social media, the more we are at risk for losing deep human connection. On-line social connections are valuable for lots of things but […]
June 27, 2017

Tips for Taking More Downtime Than We Think We Need

Recent research has corroborated the idea that our productivity and creativity are depleted as our day progresses. Some of us, during the day, get into a “flow” and time speeds by, unnoticed.  At other times, we are distracted, having a difficult time staying focused and on task. We can address […]