I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the holiday season has begun, and just as you have to prepare in advance for a big meal, it's goo...
When I did manage to finally light the match, it was because of a simple realization: Eventually everything must come to an end. It wasn't easy to admit that something I put a lot of myself into was over, but at least I could stop spending time and energy trying to resuscitate it.
Here are some practical ways to stay focused despite the blizzard of distractions.
If you deny or externalize envy, you're actually losing out. Envy is in fact one of those fiery hot emotions that, with a little work, you can use.
What if, this year, you proactively set your intentions in order to avoid these mistakes before the holidays begin? Here are six tips to setting intentions, designed to help make the holidays happy, fulfilling, and light.
In order to survive the expansion and exponential growth of the age we live in, we can and must adopt new strategies to help us change ourselves, our habits, our working conditions and ultimately the stressed-out world that causes us to be this way.
When you're taking responsibility for your response to stress, you have the power to change it.
We are always approaching integrity, never arriving at it. In working toward a thoroughness of character, we dream of arriving at a state of completeness where who we are and what we do are forever one. We dream of living the rest of our lives this wholly.
But what if we were to work harder at being truly happy? What if we defined our true happiness as our ultimate success? Well, all of a sudden, working hard isn't so hard anymore. In fact, it's quite enjoyable!
Life is hard. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to stay optimistic in these changing times.
If you can see yourself as you truly are, rather than what you look like, you are much more likely to make positive changes in your life and to enjoy the richness that life has to offer.
Awareness. It changes everything. Responding from a place from awareness changes everything.
I gave myself an "A" for having gotten really good at working really hard. And then took the weekend off. Do you want to know the coolest thing? My work was still patiently waiting for me this morning when I came back to it!
As I watch the leaves fall, each drifting in their special silence, I am touched. I am glad I am witnessing their final flight as if each is taking a final bow. I admire their skill of letting go.
What you're really doing when you think you're multitasking is shifting your attention from one thing to another at an astonishing pace. While it's fascinating we have this capability, it's not exactly the best use of our mental faculties.
Little by little, we have these glimpses that life is more than any one experience will reveal. It's how we string these glimpses together that opens the window of circumstance. And then we begin to see how the universe is stitched together.
Life is more than surviving drama and guarding against the latest virus invading our personal domain of what innocence is left. Life is about nurturing, bringing our unique talent, our gifts into the world.
The bad news is most people who start an exercise program eventually stop. Then, they beat themselves up for being lazy, weak and undisciplined. The good news is that it's not about character flaws, it's just that their exercise program wasn't a good 'fit' for them. Exercise is very personal.
A well-written, definitive, pleasant out-of-office message, that includes where to go if someone needs urgent help (other than your mobile phone), is without doubt the most important skill one can master for a peaceful two weeks away.
You've observed in yourself the signs of burnout first hand -- chronic exhaustion, irritability, not to mention the telltale arguments and feeling unable to rise to the occasion for work or personal obligations. Now what?