How will you spend the next cold, rainy day? 3 Tips to incorporate intentional escapes into every day.

Some days are meant to be indulgent.

We may rise at dawn to lose ourselves in hobbies our day to day responsibilities don’t afford us the time to pursue.

We may sleep in until noon then luxuriate in a hot bath, followed by herbal teas and other comforts.

Or we may break all rules – if we have any at all – and stay in our pajamas, read, nap, cook, watch Netflix and savor the gift of laziness.

It is a gift, you know.

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At what point does self-interest become selfishness?

“This chapter in my life is all about me.  I’m done losing myself to others.”

The self-improvement, self-development and self-growth movement is all around us.

People have had it with being taken advantage of, saying yes at their own expense and are now, somewhat, rebelling.

They will not say yes so quickly. They will establish firm boundaries.  They will do what’s good for them. To hell with everyone else. Continue reading “At what point does self-interest become selfishness?”

3 Tips to Help You Disconnect in a 24-hour Virtual World

“Don’t call me, I’ll call you.”

Many of us have tossed that saying around from time to time, most often in humor, but quite possibly with complete conviction.

There have always been those who obsessively called others, those who love to talk – or be heard – on the phone.  Those who need to fill every moment of silence with something – anything – to feel good.

Once upon a lifetime ago, we were only subject to this at home.  Long before cell phones, we had this thing called a landline. Continue reading “3 Tips to Help You Disconnect in a 24-hour Virtual World”

Pandemic relief for those who let themselves go.

What was I forced to give up and what did I choose to? How did COVID-19 impact my life?

These were questions that arose as I conducted my year-at-a-glance review. 

When COVID-19 crept into our world, it was a slow, insidious process for many.  We listened to scientific experts and watched the news, yet I’m not certain if we fully grasped the impact it would have on our lives.

Then in what seemed like the blink of an eye, the pandemic hit hard. Fast and furious replaced the slow and insidious.  There was conflicting information and data.  Non-essential workers went home with their must-have business tools to conduct their professional lives.  What we thought would be a week or maybe a month transformed into what we now refer to as ‘the new normal’ – twelve plus months later. Continue reading “Pandemic relief for those who let themselves go.”