I’ve uttered these words on many occasions. Sometimes it’s because I’m in the “my eyes are bigger than my stomach” mode. This happens when I’ve planned some projects and mapped out the steps to complete them and along comes a bright shiny idea or offer. And I say, “Yes”. Many of you know that I have what some people call a slash career. You could describe me as a professor/entrepreneur/author/yoga teacher/speaker. But I’d have to add daughter/little sister/big sister/niece/Q
Many of us have heard the phrase, “If you want something done, ask a busy person”. Busy people are seen as reliable problem-solvers with supreme planning skills. They’re often thought of as the person who can beat Murphy’s Law because they have a solution before the problem shows up. It’s a great set of skills. Enviable even. But what happens when busy becomes a way of life and women take on more than is possible to manage in a reasonable time frame? Here’s how it might look.
We all know that moment when we feel drained but we keep pushing because we have more stuff to do. If we take a close look, there probably isn’t any “white space” in our calendar. We have one event after another. We finish one thing only to start another and another and another. We’re moving through this, that and the other task. We move so much that we don’t know how to stop. At bedtime, we literally pass out. Perhaps we don’t even make it to the bed. We pass out before we c
You know that feeling. You’re busy. You’re pushing thorough all of your activities. You’re taking care of work and family. You may be helping a friend with a project or volunteering at your church. Maybe your day looks something like this: Be the first person up. Say a prayer. Think about exercising. Maybe do a few jumping jacks. Stretch for 10 seconds. Make breakfast. Get the kids ready. Walk the dog. Feed the cat. Go to work. Get busy. Go to meetings. Feel drained. Try to s
I know I’m dating myself but I can hear that Bee Gees song. How did the words go? Something like, “It’s just emotion taking me over. Caught up in sorrow. Lost in this song.” Or as some would say, you’re wallowing or drowning in emotion. There are times when our emotions seem overwhelming, out of our control. Uncontrollable. Unmanageable. It may even seem that the more we try to control our feelings, the more intense they become. Or perhaps the more someone says, don’t be afra