Sometimes life moves so fast, it all feels like a blur. You get to the end of the year and wonder…Where did my time and energy go? What did I accomplish? What am I most proud of? What did I learn from my challenges and failures?
If I don’t take a minute to think about it, it’s gone, and I just move right on into the next year full speed ahead, missing an opportunity for reflection and growth. The truth is, I actually get to decide how I want to remember my year. I get to write the story of 2018. I do this so I can learn from it, feel great about it, and move on with a clean slate and set clear intentions for the next year. One simple way to do this is through a “Closing out your year” exercise I use with my clients to celebrate triumphs, learn from and let go of failures, before setting clear intentions for the coming year.
Why is Mother’s Day so hard? I just spent the most lovely Sunday connecting with my daughter over chocolate croissants and pedicures. We went on a lovely walk and had dinner with my parents and my sister’s family. There was laughter, good connection and plentiful...
Patience is an edge for me. When I feel the urge to shake things up and create, my go-to mode has always been FULL FORCE and FAST.
This mental toughness mode has served me well through the years, but I’m also aware that this mentality requires pushing and muscling through challenges.
Why is it so hard to make yourself the recipient of your own love? I believe there is nothing more important than self-love, because without it, it’s impossible to truly love others unconditionally. When I’m not taking care of myself, I get overworked and run down. Depleted and tired, I begin to resent any requests for my energy and attention. It’s tough to give when we’re empty. But, when I make time for my own physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellness there’s so much more SPACE for other people’s needs. Imagine a jar full of marbles. You are the jar, and all the demands on your life are the marbles. Marbles can be big or small, professional or personal, important or trivial, but they fill you up. Here are some tips to create more space in your jar for the things that matter most in your life.
Here’s a 3-Step Process that can help you let go of the past year, and what you did or didn’t achieve or make happen, and honor the highlights and successes to decide with clear intentions what you want to bring forward into the coming year.
I hope you’re feeling relaxed and restored after some time off over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you spent it locally or traveling, with family or friends, in nature or shopping, I hope you did something that filled your heart and soul.
While the holiday season is supposed to be “merry and bright,” for many of us it’s actually pretty stressful because there’s even more to do both at work and at home.
And with fewer daylight hours to do it all, overwhelm and anxiety levels rise.
This can quickly lead to insomnia, migraines, weight gain, digestive issues, irregular periods, or a flare up of whatever your chronic health issue might be. (Not to mention a lot of self criticism about how we should be doing it all, better.)