Making space for life now

Until this week, vines covered my house, making it very private, shaded and green. They trailed around the deck, on the roof and around windows. Back when I planted them, I was hoping for a great...

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A Quiet, Fulfilling, Undemanding Christmas

A Quiet, Fulfilling Christmas This morning, take a moment with me to slow down, sit and have a cup of tea, as we ponder how on earth did we ever buy in (pun intended) to the insanity of Christmas preparations,...

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Are you a stress addict?

Are you addicted to stress?  If you constantly need to move fast, eat quickly, go faster, do more, stay on top of things, do more with less, and all those things we tell ourselves would make us more...

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The cost of perfection

Perfection costs you. You sit down, ready to finally take a break... and suddenly every item on your to-do list flashes in front of your eyes.  Time to relax? Gone. Guilt is right there, an unwelcome visitor, robbing you of...

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Mindfulness: an ultraviolet moment

We can’t “see” ultraviolet light, because our eyes don’t have the receptors needed to detect it.  Small birds see it (they have a fourth light receptor dedicated to just that).  Bees also see ultraviolet light to find flowers that...

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You are human; not a superpower

If you believe you need to be on 24/7, to give your 150% at work, to eat vegan and gluten-free, run in a triathlon and make sure your kids  become the next Olympian/Nobel prize, just remember that you're human,...

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FOMO: Paralyzed About Making a Perfect Choice

“Maybe happiness is this: not feeling that you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.” Eric Weiner FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out.  You feel paralyzed; there is so much going on, and you don't want to miss on...

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How busyness reduces productivity

Do you define your days by how busy you are?  If you believe that being busy makes you more productive, you might be confusing quantity and quality.  Productivity isn't so much the number of tasks you do,  it's whether or...

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Work Less… Do more

Do you firmly believe that you'll take a break once you've crossed off every item on your to-do list?  Thing is, your to-do list never ends, and so you never allow yourself a break. Of course, you crash when...

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Resilience: life is more than a to-do list

Ever wonder if you'll ever get through your to-do list, so you can finally take a break without guilt? If your list is 'self-regenerating' like mine, if you never seem to get though, living has become a to-do list. My...

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