Mindfulness

COVID’s Impact on Women (Part 2)—How to Get Some Help

“Ask for help. Not because you are weak, but because you want to remain strong.”  – Les Brown Part 1 of this series focused on triaging your obligations . . . starting with recognizing that the world has changed in the past year, and that’s going to impact how you show up as a mom. …

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COVID’s Impact on Women (Part I)—How to Triage Your To-Do List and Save Your Sanity

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”  – Maya Angelou Last month, the New York Times published an article following three working moms through their lives during the pandemic. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the gist: Women are drowning, and …

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Meetings are Often a Waste of Time: How to Make Sure Yours Aren’t

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”  – Unknown Like it or not, we now live in a world where we rely on virtual meeting tools like Zoom to stay connected. If you’re organizing a virtual family game night or chat session with friends, you probably …

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How to Promote Work-Life Balance During a Pandemic

I was recently asked by the Human Resources organization SHRM about how employers can double down on promoting work-life balance for their people, especially now.  The global pandemic isn’t over, and lots of workers are almost a year into a “temporary” work-from-home arrangement. It’s no wonder that stress and anxiety are still high. And yet, …

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This Morning Routine Could Change Your Life

Mornings are my favorite time of day … and that wasn’t always the case.  When I worked in the theater, I often didn’t get to bed before 2 or 3am and would typically sleep until 10 or 11am. Now, I’m up at 6 or 6:30 and I’m digging it. Things feel so much manageable when …

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How to Prioritize a To-Do List in 2021

“There’s never enough time to do everything, but there’s always enough time to do the most important thing.”  – John Maxwell 2020 is officially over and done with … yay! And how different are things … really … in 2021? If this time delivered major life events for you, it’s easy to spot contrasts between …

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Do These 3 Things to Crush Your Goals Now

“99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”  – George Washington Carver If you’ve reviewed, revised and/or re-focused on making significant progress toward your goals this January, you’re not alone.  Even people who avoid New Year’s resolutions often take stock at the beginning of a new year and adjust …

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What to Do With Unwanted Gifts: A Metaphor For Surviving 2020

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”  – Soren Kierkegaard 2020 is over, and the New Year is upon us … finally.  I don’t know about you, but I haven’t been this anxious and excited about bringing in a new year since Y2K. In my last post of 2020, we …

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