Eclipse the Old and Organize Your Life: Part 2

On April 20, 2023, we have new moon hybrid solar eclipse. This week is a great time to set intentions for a positive productive life. Shed old skin and say hello to new beginnings. Start with organizing your life. When there are many things in our lives outside our control, it helps to learn how to manage the small things.

Remove Difficult People from Your Life – Take the High Road

Difficult people are part of life. Whether you are at work, at home, or simply out in life, there is always that person who annoys you. How do you take the high road and avoid conflict? Why get involved with someone who lives for the fight? Here are three tips to help you take the high road:

Assertive Communication Series:  The 3 Communication Styles

Welcome to the final installment of the three-part series on assertive communication. In the first post, we defined assertive communication. In the second post, we helped you clearly define your needs and wants that need to be communicated. In this final post, we are comparing and contrasting assertive communication to passive and aggressive so you can avoid the pitfalls and recognize the red flags in others.

Your Mountain is Waiting: New Habits in the New Year!

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss

It is a new year and an opportunity for new beginnings. We often make new year’s resolutions that fall flat by January 31st. Here are practical tips to create new healthy habits in the new year. With these strategies you can carry your resolutions through to December 31st.

New Year’s Book Sale: How to Rock it in 2023!

The best of us might have long-range plans, vision boards, to do list, and a marked-up calendar. But nothing happens without small steady steps towards progress. Whether your goal is to be a happier you, Rockstar employee, or more organized parent – take it day by day. Use the 50 life lessons in “The Life and Times of Indigo Stone” to guide you.

Say Good-Bye to Ghosts of the Past

There are two weeks left to 2022. It is time to say good-bye to ghosts of the past. Whatever did not work or was a great disappointment, let go and make peace. Learn the lessons and start 2023 armed with an arsenal of life tools to combat the normal challenges and obstacles in life. How do you do this? Read on and find out…

Let Go of the Baggage:  Sit in Mindfulness

2022 is coming to an end. If you are like most people, you have had your good days, your bad days, and situations that feel like mountains. Political unrest, COVID, and inflation has hit many families hard. Now, it is time for the holidays, and we all hope to celebrate with loved ones. No matter your personal situation, the end of 2022 is a great time to self-reflect, let go of the past, and sit in the present.

How to Stay Positive During the Busy Holidays!

The holidays are here. It is time for family and friends and togetherness. It is also time for those who feel alone and misunderstood to feel the holidays like a sucker punch. The news shows the mass shootings across the nation. It is time for us to stand in the light, banish the darkness, and ring in a new year.

Overcome Holiday Blues with Gratitude

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from professional help. But what about those who just feel lost or overwhelmed or down at this time of year? Research (and common sense) suggests that one aspect of the Thanksgiving season can actually lift the spirits, and it’s built right into the holiday — being grateful.

Hello Daylight Savings! 6 Tips to Manage Your Time…

Hello Daylight Savings! As we fall back one hour, this is a great time, to consider how we spend our time, our free time. Scheduling in free time, and savoring the minutes, is not just a luxury. Giving your mind, body, and soul time to recharge is crucial to a happy, healthy life. Read on for tips and strategies for scheduling free time and having a more meaningful life:

Take Time to Rest:  Here’s Why…

If you are keeping up with the news, you hear the constant messages about inflation, politics, COVID, and more. Large and small concerns can make you feel tired. Large and small demands on your time can make you feel tired. Consider scheduling strategic time to rest from the busy world around us. Read on for signs that you need more rest:

Practical Steps to Forgiveness

To practice forgiveness, it helps if you have worked on positively changing your inner world by learning to be what I call “forgivingly fit.” Just as you would start slowly with a new physical exercise routine, it helps if you build up your forgiving heart muscles slowly, incorporating regular “workouts” into your everyday life.

Wait, the Answers are in Stillness

As soon as we wake up, we are on our phones, scrolling through social media, turning on the stream TV. On the way to work we are listening to the radio for road delays, or listening for speed traps on Waze, or even navigating the honking horns of impatient drivers. When the “noise” of life screams at you, you find the answers to your most frustrating problems by sitting in stillness.

Personal Motivation:  Sink or Swim

Depending on the season, depending on the year there are 101 gimmicks around personal motivation. Get a leadership coach. Try this communication class. Watch this podcast series. Buy the latest and greatest self-help book in personal empowerment. Despite the tool or strategy, the ability to motivate yourself through the ups and downs of life determines whether you sink or swim.

Using Patience to Achieve Your Dreams

I want. You want. We want. As children we are often told to be patient until whatever we desire arrives at the right time. Youth and being impulsive go hand in hand. As adults, we often just put more strength into the push to grab whatever it is we want in life. However, patience, real patience is a gift we give ourselves that is timeless.

Cyber Monday Deals:  Books, Books, and Books!

Just as the trees release their old leaves in preparation for winter hibernation – you can release that which no longer serves you. The motivational book series, “The Life and Times of Indigo Stone,” will help you reinvent yourself into a warrior of light. The books contain tips and suggestions for riding the peaks and valleys of life.