Smack, Whack, the Ice Is Cold

Over the holidays (yeah, I know I'm still back there...still recovering), I spent some time with that fluffy, white stuff that falls from the sky. Snow! Lovely snow. Lovely cold, icy, slippery snow. In all its many forms, a beautiful sight and a great way to bring in the New Year. A few years back, I … Continue reading Smack, Whack, the Ice Is Cold

50 Happy Things: Bloggers Unite in Flood of Gratitude

This post comes courtesy of Dawn Quyle Langau from TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND. She had this great idea for bloggers to unite in gratitude. At this time of year, we may start thinking about the year ahead and our New Year's resolutions. Why not think about the year we have had instead and reflect on the … Continue reading 50 Happy Things: Bloggers Unite in Flood of Gratitude

A Communication Tip for the Holidays and Beyond: “Me Time”

Have you ever been in a conversation where you were so busy formulating a response that you missed what the other person said altogether? Sometimes I think life happens this way; life as a conversation where we are only half-way committed, half-way listening. Many times we are so fixated on predicting what happens next that … Continue reading A Communication Tip for the Holidays and Beyond: “Me Time”

The Power of Stillness

Lizards are masters. Snakes are pros. Cats are champions at it too… when they’re asleep. What do they have in common? They all can be exceptionally still. Humans? Not so much. We need to work at it a little harder. Stillness doesn’t seem to be in our genes. Rather, we seem programmed to do more; to work … Continue reading The Power of Stillness

Breathing on Purpose

As humans, we are required to breathe each and every day. Just like the plants, we need oxygen, food and water. Unfortunately, we can't make our food from sunlight. But breathing. We have control over this one. Lately, I've managed the practice of breathing on purpose. Now, if you don't breathe on purpose, your body … Continue reading Breathing on Purpose

The Myth of Multitasking

Multitasking is a catch-all word that signifies success, adaptability and, above all, is a common descriptor on job applicants' resumes. Friends, do you want the truth? Our brains don't like to multitask. In fact, they reject it. They're simply not wired to behave in such a manner.  Research shows that humans can only think about … Continue reading The Myth of Multitasking