A roundup of newsletter articles sent so far during 2014, with a quick summary for each, and a link to read more.
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10/29/2014 – Time Passes Too Fast. Or Does It?
How about we let that go and focus on choosing carefully what we say “yes” to, whether it’s to someone else’s request or how we spend our own time?
So many of our memories are due to paying attention. When I was growing up and my mother would ask me to do something, I was often reading a book, so I’d nod, acknowledge … and then completely forget what she’d asked me to do. Didn’t register. A small example, but for a long time, that “not registering” was a habit for me, even during memory-making times.
So what can you do, to help time register for you more clearly? That’s what this issue is about. Read the newsletter here.
So many ways to think about this word, a favorite lately. I’ve learned how valuable perspective is, as I’ve looked back on a particular life stage or chapter. Looking at it with wiser eyes, I can consider other possibilities that could be have been true then. I did the best I knew how to, then.
You can use perspective to pull back from a major decision and, trying on different vantage points and/or attitudes about the decision, you`ll find different ways to look at that decision. What if I did this instead `& If I believed more in myself, like so-and-so does, then I would decide to `&
This month`s main article is about a few of my perspectives, gained during my personal retreat this summer. These came from slowing down life, going off the technology grid, and taking some workshops, along with conversations I’ve had along the way. Read the newsletter here.
6/17/2014 – What Do You Need to “Get Back to?”
Nelson Mandela said: `The greatest glory in living lies in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.`
ecause if we never fell, then life would be perfect. WE would be perfect. `Too smooth` sailing, even though some days, it feels as if nothing goes smoothly, not one minute of it.
ut sometimes it feels like it`s all too much. We are stuck and don`t know or can`t find what we need to get back to it, back on track, and practicing what we know has worked for us before.
It`s not usually simply a practical issue. Our emotions, self-esteem, and frustrations throw themselves into the mix, too. BUT the practical strategies do help build a track record of small wins, which strengthen the `muscles` of self-esteem, confidence, and hope.
So, where last month`s article, `When Everything Feels Like a Priority,` was about what to do when everything seems to need to get done right now `& this month, I have strategies for when it feels as if things are sliding backwards, and you need to get back on track. Try just one strategy and see how it works for you. I dare you. In the kindest possible way. Read the newsletter here.
And chronologically from the beginning of this year:
02/11/2014 – Lost: Commitment to Goals. If found, please contact
Today`s topic? Commitment. Sometimes, we procrastinate getting started on a goal or a project or even a relationship.
One reason can be that we are less committed than we think we are. We say we are committed to the goal. But what we feel or think subconsciously is out of sync and really not on board with the goal. What to do?
What questions can you ask yourself to know whether you really are committed to the goal? Because if the commitment`s not there, that`s going to be a problem when things get difficult or you need to push out of your comfort zone….Lost: Commitment to Goals. If found, please contact
03/25/2014 – The Village You Choose
In `The Village You Choose,` you`ll read about life preservers. When you have a looming and large new challenge or life change, these people, these life preservers, will support you, educate and encourage you as you take steps into your next chapter.
These friends, colleagues and professionals are those who respect you and believe in you, perhaps more than you believe in yourself, at that time of change. They do not step in and save you. They buoy you up when you need it and for as long as you do…. The Village You Choose
05/06/2014 – When Everything Feels Like a Priority
We`ve just now arrived at springtime here in New Hampshire, after what we are all calling one of the very longest winters we`ve had. It`s all beautiful, these changing seasons, but boy, this winter we all felt closeted, stuck, claustrophobic `& until finally, some warmer weather arrived to begin the big snow melt.
So we burst out of winter and into springtime and quickly into school vacations. LOTS of change and transitions and `stuff to do.`
It`s as if the gates came up on all of us and we raced out of the gates. And then we sprinted too fast and tired, got overwhelmed, and are trying to swing back.
So, where last month`s article was about working with people who work with you to assist your home or work life, this month`s article is about how to help yourself when you`re feeling like you have too much on your plate, and `Everything is a Priority.` When Everything Feels Like a Priority
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