Spark Your Systems

spark your systems:: because your time matters

Does your life feel out of control right now? Are you drowning in papers and lists that don’t have any rhyme or reason to them? Are you putting off your dreams just to keep your responsibilities in check (somewhat)?  It’s time to change all that.  And Spark Your Systems is the place to do it. […]

Upcoming Workshop: Spark Your Systems!

Are you loaded with inspiration but dogged by organization? Is your greatest limiting factor not your ideas but your execution? Are you ready to create the world of your imagining but needs the tools, systems, and approach that will help you get there? Then Spark Your Systems is just what you need! In this workshop, […]

SPARK Day 26: Friday Reflections

SPARK Day 26: Friday Reflections

Welcome to the final day of Spark— SPARK Day 26!  Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little senses exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our […]

SPARK Day 25: Identify Your 10 Things

SPARK Day 25: Identify Your 10 Things

  Welcome to SPARK Day 25– the next to last day of SPARK!  And, today, we’re completing an exercise I have been doing each month for almost two years now: a list of ten good things.  Here’s the scoop. At the end of each month, I take stock of the previous month.  What went well? […]

SPARK Day 24: Explore Your SPARK Experience

Welcome to Spark Day 24!  On SPARK Wednesdays, we’re going within. The cornerstone to an intentional life is really knowing who you are and what you want to offer the world and understanding how to get there.  Sometimes, we think by the basis of our age that we should know everything there is to know about ourselves, but […]

8 steps to a happier, less frenetic fall

8 steps to a happier, less frenetic fall

I went back to school two Fridays ago and, boy, was that an adjustment. I LOVE my students already, but getting ready for back to school (drafting a syllabus, pre-planning a couple weeks of classes, finding the bag that would be my school bag for the fall, tracking down a spare umbrella to keep in […]

Spark Your Systems: Taking on Clutter

Spark Your Systems: Taking on Clutter

I am asked a lot about clutter management.  While I am no organization expert and there are definitely cabinets/closets I do not want you looking in if you are in my home, I try really hard to resist clutter and, because of that, have come up with a few clutter decreasing strategies that I am […]

Spark your motivation

Spark your motivation

  Motivation.  It can prove elusive and, yet, it is one of the most important ingredients in creating the life that we most want to be living.  Today, I am offering 10 tips on how to really plug into, galvanize, and spark your motivation so that you can fuel your passion projects (and, well, the […]

Spark Your Systems: Managing email

Spark Your Systems: Managing email

Quick.  Go open your email inbox.  How many emails are waiting for you there?  Not the new ones. I mean period.  How many emails are in your inbox? So, here’s a little truth about me:  a full email inbox gives me a wee bit of anxiety.  Okay, actually it’s a major stressor.  I resisted a […]

Spark Your Systems: Planning for What You Need, Want, and Have to Do

Spark Your Systems: Planning for What You Need, Want, and Have to Do

There are the things we want to do and the things we have to do and, sometimes, it feels impossible to make room for both. I get that.  I’ve been there.  I am sometimes still there. But perhaps because I try really hard to address the tension between the two and to come out on […]