If you’re too stressed to read a whole blog post, try this instead 8 steps to avoid burn out 1) First, visualize very gently leading your inner child to a safe place for a nap 2) Calm the F*ck Down 3) Get a reality check on everything you think you HAVE [...]

Are you America’s Next Top Martyr? How to suck less ...

I am contemplating mortality. Thinking and talking about Death is not a big thing in our consumer culture for a reason. It tends to take the shine right off that alluring new toy to ask yourself “Would I still want to buy that if I were dying?” Probably not. Things [...]

What should be on your Bucketlist?

I have become quite entranced by the power of organizing this year and I am recommending it to several of my clients and many of my friends. I have been waxing lyrical about discovering the almost magical healing properties of this seemingly mundane activity. Ironically, given that it is all [...]

It’s not about the stuff – how organizing can heal ...

Being in the business of helping people, it’s a little annoying that it always seems so much more difficult when I’m dealing with my own problems.   Undoubtedly it’s all due to a lack of perspective and not being able to see the wood for the trees.    Sometimes the [...]

How To Make Anything Better

©Allie Brosh
Productivity, Schmoductivity.   Some days when I have been doing a little too much for a little too long, my inner child throws a tantrum and I am forced to take it easy, whether I want to or not. So, today I invite you to de-stress, chill out and take [...]

Productivity Schmoductivity: Being a grown-up is over-rated

    Sweetheart, I’m so glad you reached out to me.  I hear that you are hurting. I’m so sorry that life is really hard right now. I have time for you.    How can I support you right now?   Where are you?   Can you find somewhere quiet [...]

What to read when you’re on the edge

Things may be hard. So hard they may be waking you up at 3 in the morning. You try to keep sleeping but no: now the soundtrack is going… you know, the  soundtrack  of all the things you suspect are related to how your shoulders feel so tight, not to [...]

3 a.m. Crib Sheet – guest post by Heidi Fischbach

Truth 1
One of the biggest relationship mistakes that people make is to express anger instead of fear or sadness.    That anger often arises from a sense of betrayal derived from the idea that an unwritten rule has been broken, the thought being ‘This is not what I signed up for’.    But [...]

“This is not what I signed up for” How ...

Evolution equips us with the desire to learn from the perils we survive. Once bitten, twice shy; yet this pre-historic instinct designed to protect us from predators and poisons, really doesn’t serve us when applied to affairs of the heart. Take Alice. Alice has a broken heart. Like a clock [...]

Belly-dancing in a suit-of-armor

Announcing the Practical Enlightenment series: for which I invite you to get your big girl (or boy) panties on and grab a flashlight as we dive under the bed of your subconscious to confront and conquer the monsters lurking there. Over the years, I have discovered that trying not to [...]

The monsters under the bed

To continue on the theme of how what goes on in your head affects your health, today I want to discuss the subject of how you talk to yourself. Before, you start to hotly deny the completely unfounded rumors about your tenuous hold on sanity, allow me to clarify; I [...]

Talking to yourself

In spite of the fact that many people tend to live as if their head and body are two distinct entities, there is, in fact, a great deal of kosher clinical research to back up the notion that what goes on in your head has a tangible effect on your [...]

Why thinking is bad for your health