Author Archives: Jenny

Jump-start Your Sanctuary of Organized Living This Spring (HOP Part 4)

THE BACK-STORY When it comes to a home, would you rather live in an open warehouse of a studio or some place with some rooms and hallways? An efficiency studio or a one-bedroom apartment? Having been there and done that with a 10×15 foot New York City studio, I’ll take the latter. Luckily, I live…

The View from Planet Earth: Eclipse 2012!

If you’re feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, take a moment to get some perspective on things by reflecting on the amazing movements of our small, nearby moon that appears to be almost the same size as our massive, faraway sun. Enjoy these beautiful pictures of last week’s rare annular (i.e., “ring…

One Step at a Time to a Healthy 2012: An Interview with Tricia Wildman, Personal Trainer

In this season of new beginnings, many of us long to start the “Baby” New Year off on the right foot by committing to a health and fitness routine. We’re inspired by the energy of a clean slate, but sticking to that commitment isn’t as easy as it seems, especially with no support. That’s why…

Frightfully Unorganized? Treat Yourself to These Resources!

(House of Productivity, Part 3) Halloween – the day we confront the shadowy side of life, face what scares us most, and maybe take advantage of the freedom to try on new versions of ourselves. Ghosts, the Grim Reaper, and witches are one thing, but if the crazed mess of your schedule leaves you quaking…

Building Your House of Productivity: “Walls” and “Layout” (Part 2 of 4)

As I promised a couple of weeks ago, it’s time to start building your metaphorical “House of Productivity” (or HOP) so you can have a more enjoyable, sane, and fruitful autumn. (Go here for more on why I’m talking about productivity now.) Today we’ll go over the first two crucial ingredients: the metaphorical walls, roof…

Building A House of Productivity (Part 1):

A Fall-Proof Plan for Avoiding Overwhelm and Burnout   The end of August…summer seems to be ending suddenly as we gear up for the new season and school year. It’s a time of half hope and half dread—what we put off during summer needs finishing, or more likely, we might be about to start something—a…

When Life Throws You STOP Signs

A couple of days ago I got my weekly horoscope in my email inbox, and this jumped out at me: “You really need to tell your stories. It’s not just a good idea; it’s downright urgent. There’s a backlog of unexpressed narratives clogging up your depths. It’s like you have become too big of a…

BE! All That You Can Be — On Vacay-a-a-tion.

Spring Break is approaching, which for many is a great time for a vacation without summer or winter temperatures. But if you work in America, you probably don’t get enough time off, no matter what season it is. You see, “vacation” is like “unicorn” in our vocabulary—a pretty idea that lives off in the clouds…

It’s Not Too Late for Your New Year’s KISS!

The New Year. It generally starts with two traditions. The first is something nice–a midnight kiss for good luck. The second is something many of us do reluctantly, or avoid completely–making resolutions. No matter how you feel when you make them, they are notoriously hard to keep and most are soon broken despite all the…

127 Hours to Grounding, Gratitude, and Grace

Happy Holidays! As readers of last month’s ezine may know, I’ve been busy finishing my free e-book and audio exercises for holiday stress, The Pleasure of Presents Presence. Now that it’s done, I’m excited to share the full recipe to help you bring grounding, gratitude, and grace back during this über-stressful season. Last week as…