Wellness Wednesday – the power of the pause

This week I am taking my own advice and taking a pause on my usual Wednesday feature. I have writing assignment due Thursday, and I just completed two projects with Monday deadlines. So because my blog is not "required" for any reason other than my compulsivity (yup, I know), today it shall rest.  I plan … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – the power of the pause

Wellness Wednesday – plan time for fun

I mean it, schedule fun into each week, each day, maybe even in every hour if that is possible. It is not optional. Fun feeds your creativity. I used to take breaks to play and rest only when I had "earned" them through doing enough work. Probably that daughter-of-an-immigrant work ethic that many of us … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – plan time for fun

Wellness Wednesday – What is essential?

How often do you ask yourself the question in your life:  What is essential? Or a variation: what is essential for me right now?  I just listened to the audio book (and am re-listening, because it resonated so much) that many of you minimalists out there probably already know, called "Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less" … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – What is essential?

Clean slate, blank canvas

This morning I was contemplating joyfully and with some curiosity the blank canvas that is the next chapter of my work life. It feels like a fresh start, that opportunity to re-invent my daily rituals, hone my purpose, and choose the colors for the palette. Though I am not a visual artist, and only dabble … Continue reading Clean slate, blank canvas