Reflecting, not “resolving,” for January and beyond

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I’ve been thinking lately about sustainability—the capacity for a practice or habit to continue, successfully, for the long term. We hear this word a lot when people talk about conserving resources or the environment. But I think “sustainability” is something we should consider on a much more personal scale, too. How we feel and whether… Read more »

Letting Go and Moving On

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The winding up of a thousand year-end details, the gradual transition into the coldest part of the winter, the ebb and flow of activity as we move from noisy, social holiday events to rest and quiet in our own spaces and minds…the spectrum we roam at this time of year can be a bit of… Read more »

How to Turn a Worrier into a Warrior

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Heard in the office this week: Who is going to win the election? What will happen after the other disgusting/deplorable person loses? What if my brother brings his girlfriend who no one likes to Thanksgiving? Suppose I can’t stop eating and gain 5 pounds? What if the snow or rain causes airline delays? What if… Read more »

Happy New YOU: Seize Your New Beginning This Fall

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Fall is upon us. During nature’s transitional period, feeling a certain pull within our lives to change is common as well. September’s delayed sunrises and advanced sunsets can spark a sense of urgency, a reminder that time is passing whether or not we’re on board. Why not seize that invitation? What is that thing you’ve… Read more »

Sorry I’m Late, But…

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I’m so sorry, really. I just got stuck (in traffic, with the kids, with a call… Fill in your own mostly real excuse). Sound all too familiar? Do you have a friend or family member who can’t seem to show up at the appointed place at the confirmed time—or perhaps is it YOU who’s frequently… Read more »

3 Key Ways to Stamp Out Everyday Negativity

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It’s a chaotic life we live. We work long hours at a frantic pace, sometimes “too busy” to take time for ordinary—and very real—needs, like food and sleep and pleasant company. We’re surrounded by noise. Modern life can be a cacophony. Traffic honks, rumbles, and sometimes even screeches in every direction. A steady whine of… Read more »

Navigating #3 on “The List” with Grace and Unease

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“How exciting—you’re moving!” is the greeting I hear most often these days. My mind agrees, but my emotions want to say, “Wait! I’ll be excited after I’m settled. Maybe.” I have so much to do between here and there, and keeping all the spinning plates from crashing to the ground is quite a chore. After… Read more »

Racing Through Your Life? Reset Stress in 30 Seconds

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In this crazy modern life, we are constantly on the go. We hurry from place to place even as we remain tethered to them all with various electronics. Sometimes we feel as if our minds rush even faster—so many thoughts and feelings per second! For the multitasker in most of us, focusing on just one… Read more »