Moving Away From Doing it All…

When you’re overwhelmed and realize there’s too much on your plate, you need to prevent more things from getting on our list in the first place, by setting boundaries.

Having good healthy boundaries means you won’t be cracking under the pressure of too many deadlines and too many hours of work to finish in a day. You won’t be utterly exhausted, irritable, crying at work (or after work.) You’ll have time for your health, your morning yoga, lunchtime jog, after-work acupuncture/ massage/ dinner date. And, since you’ll have the time for adequate rest and replenishment, when you get back to your work, the work itself will be more fulfilling, you’ll be more pleasant, and actually do better work.

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Pause and Breathe, Before Saying “Yes”

“I’m so overwhelmed, there’s way too much on my plate. I can’t get it all done well, and my life is out of balance.” That’s the kind of complaint I’m hearing quite often from my clients these days. Even after they’ve prioritized and delegated, there’s STILL too much to get done in a week while attempting to stay healthy.

Maybe you can relate. You’re highly skilled at what you do. People rely on you because you are dependable and take a high level of accountability for the success of your projects. Being smart, driven, hard working and people pleasing has gotten you where you are, but you’re stuck because these skills alone won’t get you to the next level. In fact, you’re burned out and it’s no fun for you anymore.

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Savoring Life’s Sweetness without Sugar!

In an effort to shake off that winter heaviness I’d been feeling, I’ve been eliminating added sugars and processed foods from my diet for the past two months. I have much more sustained energy throughout the day, less brain fog and anxiety, and I sleep more soundly at night. In my quest for satisfying blood sugar balancing snacks that have protein, fiber, fat and natural sweetness, I created what I like to call “Apple Pie Palooza.” It works for breakfast on-the-go, for an afternoon pick-me-up, or an after dinner alternative to ice cream and cake. (It’s even kid approved!)

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3 Ways to Cultivate Trust, and Find More Freedom

This year, I decided on TRUST as my word for the year. As part of my commitment to this intention, I want to share it with you. I hope it inspires you to create what you want for yourself- whatever it is — today, this week, month and year. And, if you are interested in cultivating more trust, read on for some helpful tips and strategies I use to create more freedom in my life through trusting more.

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And So It Is.

A lesson I learned from river rafting has resonated strongly with me when trying to accept challenging situations or make difficult decisions in my life. Just like the need to go with the flow of a river if you fall out of the boat, when faced with a challenge, I ask myself, will making this decision or taking this action be going WITH the flow of my life, or will it be flailing against it? If I could really just accept and make peace with the truth of the situation, and allow it to be as it is, what would I need to do?

Acceptance. In order to let the river of my life flow, I have to first get clear and accept that this is what’s happening. Then, I have to TRUST that letting go and letting the river flow, will bring more ease and even unexpected joy.

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Kelsey Lowitz
541 Athol Ave.
Oakland, CA 94606