Why doesn’t XYZ Time Management work for me?

Would you agree that we are all unique? That no two people have had exactly the same experience in this world? You can see how this is logically true, right? Even your siblings who grew up in the same house as you did not have exactly the same experience as you. Those experiences created neuralContinue reading “Why doesn’t XYZ Time Management work for me?”

Urgent! Urgent! Urgent!

The words of the Foreigner song Urgent come to mind when I think of my life. I urgently lived my life for as long as I can remember. There has always been a sense of urgency in everything that I do. My relationship with time was that it was scarce and if I wanted toContinue reading “Urgent! Urgent! Urgent!”

Better Sleep is a Habit

Not getting enough sleep is both a cause and an effect of chronic stress. Sleeping resets our system and it’s also when we learn. Not getting enough sleep leads to all kinds of health and productivity issues which in turn lead to more stress. Being under constant stress leads to an energizing cocktail in ourContinue reading “Better Sleep is a Habit”

Chronic Stress is a Habit

Are you stressed most of the time? Do you find it difficult to turn off your brain at night so you can sleep? Is it starting to affect your health? Were you able to turn off your urge to work while you were off the past few weeks? What if I told you that nothingContinue reading “Chronic Stress is a Habit”

Molting Your Way to Calm

Did you know that we have tens of thousands of habits that are on autopilot? These run the gambit from habitual thought patterns that we always think to habitual routines that we always do. The sum of all of these is called our self concept. Our belief of who we are…right now. In order toContinue reading “Molting Your Way to Calm”

I Don’t Feel Like It

I’ve spent the last several hours with some emotional unrest. Today is my day to blog and I found myself procrastinating. I’ve gone back and forth on a topic, taken a walk, and taken a nap. All of which did nothing to get me the result of a written blog post. OK, Holly, what areContinue reading “I Don’t Feel Like It”

Scarcity Mindset Drives Chronic Stress

It occurred to me today that thinking we don’t have enough in any area of our life really drives the feelings of chronic stress and overwhelm. In fact, I’d say it was a primary driver. Our partners aren’t enough, we don’t feel like we are enough, we don’t have enough time, we don’t have enoughContinue reading “Scarcity Mindset Drives Chronic Stress”

Who is Responsible for How You Feel?

I’m currently reading “Think Like a Monk” by Jay Shetty. In it, he talks about the stages of trust. I like to think of it as a pyramid. When we first meet someone, we have a neutral level of trust between us. After we get to know each other a little better, we move toContinue reading “Who is Responsible for How You Feel?”

Secret of Overcoming Chronic Stress

Today was an opportunity for me to practice experiencing the full spectrum of my feelings.  Today would have been my mom’s 80th birthday. We were planning a big party with all her friends and lobster from Maine, her favorite. Instead, I woke up with the song “This Little Light of Mine” playing on repeat. IContinue reading “Secret of Overcoming Chronic Stress”