(Shane McAdams makes this amazing art with ballpoint pens!)
I feel there is a silent enemy that has wandered into our lives, one we have accepted as “OK” even though we know it isn’t.
As I type this, my phone is beeping with texts coming in, my computer has alerted me to new emails and the dogs are trying their best to beg for food while I snack on some fruit. I stopped to talk to them, I checked my phone to see if there was an important message, and then my email because, well, I don’t want those emails piling up. And as I tried to type this… I got annoyed, started over three times and had a bit of a dive in my energy. I walked away, got a tea, and sat back down, alone, in silence.
In my current life of multiple plans, a one-woman show of business and creativity, and lots of personal endeavors, I have learned that only one single bad habit can wreck me now: multitasking.
I used to think that multitasking meant doing two “important” things at one time.
That’s not what it is!
Mulitasking may be your own silent bit of an energy vortex, too. It is stealth, disguised as doing things that are joy-producing (a motivational YouTube video in your ears as you go through your morning emails) while it taxes your mind.
You might need to get all kinds of emotional first. You may feel motivated by anger. You can have a very strong reaction to this moment of this is what I am supposed to be doing… but when it hits… take it and run with it! xoxo Dana
Lots of people will convince you to stay in a job, a relationship or a living situaltion where you just know you don’t belong.
From the well-meaning in your life you will hear about: How you have to be cautious. How there aren’t many better things “out there.” How you need to have something better before you leave. How you need to stop being so emotional, so unreasonable, so fickle, so entitled or so ambitious.
Have you been there?
Here is some feng shui & holistic help to make a change you feel good about! Continue Reading…
I think of transitions as rites of passage. While some feel harder than others, everything from getting married to moving homes, changing jobs or being promoted to making lifestyle changes in diet and exercise, are all transitions. While they can be thrilling, expansive and full of promise, transitions can also be disorienting, exhausing and even upsetting at the same time. Its the difficult part of the transition, believe it or not, that is the best. Here are some feng shui ways to manage a transition, no matter what type of transition you are in right now. Continue Reading…
I love Susanna Halonen‘s approach to positive psychology & life coaching based upon… PASSION.
Are you living passionately? Are you willing to do what it takes to have more of that energy-rush feeling of being super-alive?!
Mind you, I am not an advocate of weirdly displaced happiness. We all have bad days and that’s great, too. It doesn’t all have to be shiny and happy, but with passion even the dark and dismal clouds have golden linings .
Each one of these keys is a whole massive topic in an of themselves, but if you scan the list you can see what piece of the passion puzzle you may be missing. Get that part going for yourself and you are far more passionately living!
4 & 5 really sing to me as I am working to balance my online & offline life & work! What about you?!