My Gift for You: Time!

My wish for you: may your holiday be filled with the gifts that matter most . . . the gift of joy, the gift of peace, the gift of love, the gift of friendship, the gift of hope, the gift of family, the gift of laughter, and the gift of health. AND . . . most importantly . . . all the time desired [...]

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What’s On Your Family’s “Love” List?

Sometimes we participate in a holiday activity because “it’s tradition.” When is the last time you checked in with the family to be sure they all still enjoy the tradition? Kids grow up and family members’ and friends’ preferences change. Earlier we offered ideas on how to break down holiday tasks into their smallest components. Now it's time to take a closer look at what's on [...]

Break It Down in 3 Easy Steps

I hear from so many clients at this time of year that they’re bogged down in all the to-dos and activities and end up feeling rushed and stressed – just the opposite of what they’d like to experience! Easy solution: Start by breaking it down. Make a list of all the activities you LOVE to do . . .and break them down into the [...]

Can “Christmas in October” Be a Good Thing?

It's the end of October. The leaves turn colors, the temperature drops and ... retailers get the jump on the holiday season. Yes, I know, we all complain about this very early emphasis on Christmas and the other winter holidays, but think about it ... they may not be entirely wrong! No matter what holiday (or none) you celebrate, the mid-winter season is usually [...]

It’s Christmas – in July!

Happy Holidays!   I know it’s not Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Ramadan or  . . . but we can celebrate Christmas in July, can’t we? In late November and early December, I am asked questions about how to handle the increased busy-ness at the upcoming holiday season in addition to already high stress levels.  AND usually by early December . . . the "damage [...]

You Did It!

Congratulations on surviving the holiday season and end of the year "busy-ness".  If you had the opportunity to read any of the previous 9 "have a stress free end of the year" posts, hopefully you were able to do more than just “survive” - and instead THRIVED!!! You may be wondering why I created a post about creating a stress-free end of the year [...]

A Place for Everything

Good news! As you read the posts from each week, you have been diligently working to reduce your stress as the year draws to a close.  You realize that the hustle and bustle of the holidays, added to the actions you are taking to complete your year end goals, added to  your every day busy-ness .... isn't relaxing!  You concentrated on making THIS year [...]

Gift Giving Can Be Fun!

Congrats on continuing your journey towards creating a stress free and productive  year end! One of the areas that can create stress is gift giving.  Intellectually we realize, "It's the thought that counts" yet often the reality looks a little like this . . . Frantically wrapping gifts the night before you are to give them. Exhausted the next morning because you were up [...]

It’s YOUR Turn!

How do you fill up your cup?  What activities GIVE you energy?  How can you recharge your batteries? Stop – and really think about this! Write a list! What do you love doing? How do you relax? (Do you need a little help getting started?  Here's some ideas: baking, sleeping, reading, meditating, exercising, yoga, being in nature, watching a romantic comedy, laughing with friends [...]

Holiday Fun With Calendars

Ready to start pulling all your "I can have a stress-free and productive end of the year" steps together?  Are you starting to wonder what to do with the multiple lists you've created in previous weeks and  how you are going to keep track of it all?  Today, we start to pull it all together! If you’ve just found the Stress Free Holiday Series [...]