busyness

Minding Your Business and Busyness 2018

Are your decisions based on urgent demands for your immediate attention? Do you find that your intuition is speaking but you’re not listening? Do professional demands overshadow your personal well-being? 5 Guiding Statements to Help…
maintain balance

How Well Do You Maintain Balance?

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy that life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are…
giving great presentations

The Solopreneur’s Guide to Giving Great Presentations

There is no more effective marketing than powerfully delivering your own message to a rapt crowd. And yet far too many solopreneurs shy away from presentation opportunities due to a fear of public speaking, a fear of putting themselves…
year-end review

Top 10 Year-End Review Questions

As the year speeds to its end, we begin to mentally prepare for next year. But don’t forget to take time to assess your personal and professional challenges and accomplishments THIS year. Here are some questions to ask yourself:   …
addictive eating

Addictive Eating: Are You Powerless Over Food?

The holidays of winter often bring to mind the image of a full table—and a full stomach. We gather with friends and family and feast merrily on pies and potatoes, turkey and ham and all of the fixings that many of us dearly enjoy. There…
gratitude

Living and Loving from Gratitude

“Be joyful even when you have considered all the facts.” —Wendell Berry Jennifer has recently been through a painful divorce and she’s not sleeping well. She’s having difficulties with her children, who blame her for the divorce.…
listening practices

Listening Practices: Tips and Traps

Have you ever noticed how GOOD it feels to be really listened to? It’s impactful, particularly when the listening goes beyond just the words you’re speaking. That kind of artful listening conveys respect and value to the speaker, and promotes…
energy management

Quiz: How Well Do You Manage Your Energy?

When the seemingly relentless demands at work and burdens of a busy life take their toll on work performance, we tend to think that managing our time better will improve the situation. If we can just work faster, multitask more efficiently,…
mindfulness

How Well Do You Stay in the Present?

The way to live a full and rich life, to deepen our connections with others and to experience true intimacy is by staying in the present moment. Yet much of what we do and how we live takes us out of the present and ricochets us into some unknown…
silence

Reclaiming Silence

Silence is no longer golden. In today’s world, “white noise” suffuses our office buildings; music, news and sports broadcast in public places morning to night; leaf blowers scream; cell phones track us down with their insistent rings.…
manage energy

Quiz: How Well Do You Manage Your Energy?

When the seemingly relentless demands at work and burdens of a busy life take their toll on work performance, we tend to think that managing our time better will improve the situation. If we can just work faster, multitask more efficiently,…
manage stress

Quiz: How Well Do You Manage Stress?

The impact of stress accumulates, and, beyond the ongoing, regular stress that comes from living in our high-impact culture, specific life events can really knock us for a loop. Even happy changes can cause bumps in the road, which we register…