Do you have a complicated relationship with the snooze button? [The decorative image shows a woman's hand pressing the snooze button on her alarm clock while she tries to fall back asleep]

If you do, you’re not alone. The vast majority of my clients have, at some point, lamented the siren call of the snooze button. While plenty of productivity experts swear you have to get up at 5AM to lead a productive life, I don’t necessarily agree with them. That’s not what this is about. But …

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3 Routines That Will Help You Stay On-Track With Your Most Important Goals

Ever created a brilliant plan only to forget about it two days later in the rush and crush of daily life? I get it. Me too! Here are three easy routines that have changed my life (no exaggeration). They will help you find the balance between big-picture thinking and daily actions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0KyJ178_Ag Want help clarifying …

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5 Sneaky Time Drains (And How to Avoid Them) [the decorative background photo shows a notebook, a pen, a cup of coffee, a few sprigs of lavender, and a collection of gold paperclips]

The most important no’s have nothing to do with tasks. As you probably know, I’m a big fan of the Not-To-Do List. Deciding what you’re not going to spend time on is every bit as important as deciding what you are going to spend time on. What I’ve found, though, is that the most important …

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Three Comforts and Three Questions For When Nothing is Going Right

Nothing really prepares you for that gut-punch moment of disappointment when you really thought it would work out this time, and it turns out, it didn’t. And when one disappointment turns into a string of them, they weigh heavier and heavier. Chronic disappointment becomes its own form of grief. In those moments, it’s hard not …

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Daily Bread: How to Embrace the Goodness Today Offers [the decorative image shows a cutting board and a tea towel with scattered blueberries and blackberries, a drizzle of honey, a few pieces of bread and cheese. The mood is simple but lovely.]

Note: This was written four years ago, during an intense season of uncertainty. I want to share it here, for those going through such a season now. Please rest assured, it doesn’t last forever. There’s a sweet spot between being totally adrift, and being owned by my to-do list, and lately I’ve been calling it …

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