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The Holiday Time and Energy Bandits

The Holiday Time and Energy Bandits

Time and energy bandits are habits and thought processes that can suck you dry, leaving you exhausted and harried. One of these bandits, which particularly rears its head at the holiday season, is perfectionism. Now perfectionism is a wonderful trait – in its place....

What’s in your bucket?

Personal note In the last week, the air has been filled with swirling irregular shapes in orange, red, and yellow fluttering against a blue-gray sky. The wind whips these falling leaves into patterns that resemble small horizontal tornadoes, scudding across the...

Are your Bragging Rights killing you?

Personal note A lovely relaxed long week-end with a dear friend prompted me to think about how I am dealing with my own life, as well as about my clients who are abusing their bodies in the name of busy-ness.   We had an urban staycation, with ample time to chat about...

Has the future got you in a tizzy?

For the past few weeks, we’ve had wonderful weather where I live. Mild temperatures, scattered showers, mostly at night, and low humidity. It’s perfect for everyone, including people who run or bicycle, garden, or work out of doors picking up the garbage, repairing...

What is life was a multiple choice test?

Personal note On these lovely summer mornings, I sit on my porch, sipping coffee, reading the newspaper, glancing up every now and then to enjoy the natural beauty all around me.  Canadian geese parade through the park across the street, inquisitive duck couples...

Is Stress a Choice? Or a Habit?

Personal note When we feel down and out, there is often a sense of isolation from the rest of the world, as if we had been sent to a decontamination chamber or an island for people who have something incurable. As I work with more and more clients, I am treated to a...

What If…?

Personal note A friend and I took a lovely paddleboat ride on the Mississippi River on Sunday afternoon, past old crumbling brick walls backed by sparkling new skyscrapers, learning a lot of history that we had never heard. I had arranged to take my disabled friend,...