Summer says: Time to slow down!

I love it when I hear a message from one person. And then another. And then another! Sometimes the Universe has to stand directly in front of me to get me to pay attention. What message did I get this week? Slow down!

When you slow down you have time to make sure that where you’re going is a place you want to go. One very cool way to slow down is through art and music which can mendyour mind as well as your heart.

Okay, Universe. I am listening. I promise I’ll slow down. It just may not be until August :).

Here’s more.

I hope the start of your summer has been a joyous, slow time for you. 🙂

Feeling the quiet as you consider a leaf…

Making time for quiet each day has all sorts of healing properties. Taking a deep breath and pausing to think and be in the space you’re in can help lower your blood pressure, improve your ability to focus, and elevate your mood.

Getting to your best work isn’t all about doing – sometimes it’s about stopping to “consider.” And sometimes, it’s about stopping just to stop. 🙂

Here are a few thoughts on finding ways to bring meditative moments into your day.

And I have to add a picture of my granddaughter Brooke as she considers her toes. Bliss 🙂

5 tips to get a better night’s sleep

Skipping out on sleep impacts your short-term productivity and can harm your long-term health. I hope you pick up a few pointers here to help you get a better night’s sleep!

Oddly enough, I recorded this in Maine while visiting with my daughter, Sam, her husband Andrew, and 4-month old Brooke. I may be a little sleep deprived by the time I return next week 🙂

What are your superpowers?

Your super powers show up when what you’re doing feels challenging but easy.

They’re talents that live at your core and kick in across all sorts of situations.

When you’re using your super powers, time feels like it either races by or comes to a standstill because you are so engaged with what you’re doing.

When your super powers are in play, you feel so joyous and full of energy it tends to spread to people around you.

The really cool thing about super powers is when you combine more than one.

And, at home or at work, when you add those super powers to something you’re deeply interested in – you can be unstoppable.

I had a cool encounter last week that demanded a mix of my super powers and deepest interests. Click here to hear the story!

I’m sending you a powerful wish today that you puzzle out what your super powers are so you can bring them out to the world!

Clear your aspirational clutter

If you have a closet full of unfinished projects, that may be draining your energy more than you know. And while you’re decluttering that, why not also do a little clean-up of commitments that are no longer working for you?

My thoughts here on how to tackle both.

Happy chilly Spring day from Northern Virginia!

Tips for decluttering shared space

Clutter can really add up when you share space with loved ones or work associates. It’s hard enough to keep our own spaces decluttered, right?

Here are a few tips for how to clear shared space. And I’ve tossed in a few tips for helping kids declutter. This advice could also be applied to spouses :).

Happy Spring!!

2 Decluttering Tips!

Have you got a clutter problem at your house or office? This might be a kitchen counter covered with mail. A bedside table loaded with books you may or may not read. A bookshelf that the books no longer fit on. And how about that kitchen or desk drawer that is so packed with stuff you aren’t sure what is in there?

If you’ve got clutter questions, I’ve got clutter answers!

Click here to see more.

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7 Reasons to Declutter

Is decluttering a scary word to you? In this talk, I’ll give you 7 reasons why decluttering not only helps straighten out your space but can also bring you a wonderful Zen feeling of accomplishment and simplicity. And I’ve included easy steps to help you get started on one, baby-step declutter project.

Don’t be scared! You can do it. I hope you have as much fun listening to this as I had recording it.

Here you go!

What communities do you miss? What communities would you like to be part of?

Introvert or extrovert, the pandemic reminded most of us how much we love and miss our fellow humans when we can’t be with them. In this talk, I share ideas for reconnecting, and offer a few ideas for ways to find and connect with communities you’ve only dreamed of.

Here are my thoughts!

Life is fun when you live it with a big heart. I hope you have fun with this one!

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