Earlier this week the Northeast had it's first big snow storm in a while. It didn't quite have the same "snow day" impact as in the past, since for almost 12 months now so many people's daily lives have been drastically altered that lounging in your pj's at home during the day has become the norm rather than the exception!

But just because your physical reality has been altered, doesn't mean your mind and emotions have adjusted accordingly. You could be feeling antsy and/or agitated without the same level or type of activity you've had in the recent past because you have been habituated, or even addicted, to exist and interact with life in a certain way.

Today's PGG essay and video of the Week talk about how we need to understand that these lulls serve a purpose and allow us to catch our breath and integrate the stretches of busier or more stressful times...without feeling "guilty" or like you should be "doing" something. This was the theme with all of my clients this week, so I'm thinking perhaps you needed to hear the message, too, and receive "permission" to just BE and take care of yourself in whatever way feels good to you right now and trust what comes up as a result...

If you need some extra support with that or anything else at this time, give yourself a little L-O-V-E this Valentine's Day season and treat yourself to 14% off my services when you use the coupon code SELFLOVE. I'll also be presenting a Zoom talk on February 24th called Heart & Soul: The Key to Success in 2021 and Beyond - stay tuned for more details next week!

Also, for those of you who were part of The Women's Mosaic (or curious about it), as part of the 20th year anniversary I talked about here, there are now several photos on the TWM Facebook Page. So if you ever attended an event you might want to take a stroll down memory lane there. You can also check out this Instagram post that talks about a little adventure I had four months prior to founding it, which turned out to be a metaphorical journey for the subsequent two decades of my life.

Today's Instagram post is about what to do if you find yourself at a fork in the road, and the PGG Video of the Week reminds you to re-calibrate and just BE. More of my thoughts about this and other personal growth topics and more can be heard in this podcast style interview with Rick Young of What's in Your Hand Radio Show.

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Snow Daze
Originally published February 16, 2010

The American way of life is all about productivity and the value we place upon it. This generally means how many hours we spent at the office, how many things we crossed off our to-do lists, projects we completed, goals accomplished.

Another way of being "productive" is by doing nothing. When used in correct proportion and at the right time, nothing can be the most productive thing we can do – that’s the reason why we should give ourselves a snow day at least once a month, regardless of the weather report!

Rest, relaxation and leisurely activities are productive because they recharge our batteries, an essential requirement that fuels us to carry on. More important, there is an ebb and a flow to our lives, and when we’re in a time of rest and disengagement, that’s often when the big idea, the solution to the problem, the words that we’ve been trying to force just appear….almost effortlessly.

You must let the ebb ebb and the flow flow. If you’re too busy doing, doing, doing, thinking, thinking, thinking, then there is no room for creativity to bubble up from within or inspire from without, to discover what you really want or feel, or for you to heal.

When you do a session with me, I am able to identify your rhythm of ebb and flow, and how the whole work/life balance dance fills your world. Sometimes you might not even realize how "off" you are…and that’s exactly what’s been holding you back in your career, relationships or health.

So give me a buzz; I'll give you a current report of your own unique meteorology and provide insights and tools for you to shine no matter what the forecast!

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The Year that was 2020: Review, Revel & Recalibrate

Navigating times of transition for healing and personal growth

Using the Great Pause for Personal & Professional Development

Staying Motivated Throughout the Job Search Process

Authentic Branding: Letting the Real You Shine in Any Situation

Who Are You & What Are You Supposed to Be Doing with Your Life?

Stepping Stones for Success

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