Feeling Pressure in the Holidays?

We’re firmly into the holiday season. We’ve passed through Halloween, Thanksgiving, are today ending Hanukkah and yet have Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations. Whatever your beliefs about the holidays, their celebrations -whether active or passive – can take tolls on many of us, especially if we’re perfectionists. Lots of my clients and readers are .. read more

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On December 14th, 2015, posted in: downtime, stress by

Sit still.

Stop the busy-ness. Sit still. Take a deep breath. Exhale. Now think about the folks you really enjoy talking to, hanging out with or listening to. Are you smiling? If not, would you be, if you really stopped the busy-ness? Earlier this week I wrote about what motivates us to respond to invitations,  as well .. read more

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On November 14th, 2012, posted in: affirmation, calm, downtime, energy, focus by

Feed your Introvert Downtime Need

It’s Friday, a great day for us introverts to reduce our stress. If we’ve been out meeting with folks during the day through the rest of the week, maybe even attended a few “required” evening events, we need the downtime. Friday is a great day to set aside “me” time: follow up on the paper trails, .. read more

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On January 13th, 2012, posted in: downtime, exhaustion, stress by