You know Mercury MIGHT be retrograde if…. (or, why we should appreciate Mercury retrograde!)

your Google Voice voicemail is somehow ending up in your cell phone's voicemail account. your child missed the school bus this morning because it unaccountably arrived several minutes early. you have a sudden desire to declutter and organize! (If this happens to you, go with it. Declutter your heart out. Now is the time!) you …

Essential Oils: Stop Procrastination in its Tracks by Grounding

Many strategies for combating procrastination emphasize personal self-discipline -- setting timers, making to do lists, even becoming accountable to a third party such as a life coach -- or affirmation-centered strategies such as making a list of one's accomplishments or using self-hypnosis. These are all worthwhile strategies to try, and I will write about some …

Productivity doesn’t coexist well with depression

To that end, consider this quotation by Pema Chödrön, from her book, The Places That Scare You. More on meditation and productivity later--meanwhile, this quote is courtesy of Shambhala Publications. CULTIVATING THE GROUND FOR JOY How do we cultivate the conditions for joy to expand? We train in staying present. In sitting meditation, we train …

: Keeping It Simple

The thing I hate about most productivity advice (as I think I've said before in this space) is that it assumes that unproductive people procrastinate or get distracted because they are not organized enough. But some of us are beautifully organized and still have trouble being productive -- because we are stressed out or depressed …