Tips to Enjoy the Holidays, Starting with Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here and I hope you all have lots to be Thankful for in your lives.  In the USA, Thanksgiving is celebrated with family and friends, a large meal and football/napping (sometimes at the same time!).  This also marks the start of the Christmas season with the shopping, decorating and partying associated with…

What Are Blessings?

This is the time of year, starting with Thanksgiving, that we should be thankful for our blessings.  Sometimes people will ask me to help them identify blessings because they aren’t feeling very blessed.  For some people, this time of year is difficult because of different situations or circumstances they find themselves in at the moment….

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

It’s less than 2 weeks until Thanksgiving and it’s time to stop and remember all the good things that have happened and that we have in our lives.  We spend most of the time thinking about what’s wrong or what we don’t have and I believe that that’s not a good use of our time,…

Self-care is Important, Especially This Time of Year

Do you tend to put your clients, family, job, etc. before yourself?  While that’s an honorable idea, it doesn’t work in reality.  If you are always giving to others, taking care of others and not yourself, eventually you will not have much to give to anyone!  And as we are entering the holiday season, it…

Last Word on Balance

One more thought on balance:  how do we achieve it?  Well, it takes a little effort and some attention to the details of our life.  First of all, consider this an experiment that will take a week or so and then you can decide if you want to continue it. Sit down tonight and put…

Personal vs Professional Balance

One more thought about balance, if you don’t mind.  It is very important to balance our professional life and our personal life.  It helps our relationships, at home and work; it helps us to be more productive and it helps us to enjoy life, not just feel as thought the only purpose we have is…