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Waking Up Too Early | Pauline Wiles
Stress & Self-Care

Waking Too Early? What To Do

During the past few weeks I’ve heard from several of you that you’re currently struggling with waking too early. If you’re in the northern hemisphere, this is the time of year when our mornings are lightest (with birds chirping…

Packing Tips for Introverts | Pauline Wiles
Goals & Habits, Stress & Self-Care

Packing Tips for Introverts

I really enjoyed exploring this fascinating blog Introvert Retreat, and was pleased to contribute this guest post where I suggest Introvert Packing Tips. Yes, I really do believe those of us who replenish our energy from being alone need…

14 Days of Self Care
Stress & Self-Care

Free Download: 14 Days of Self Care

It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I’ve seen some bloggers advocating a two-week “advent” of showing someone else how much you love them, but from a serenity perspective, how about putting yourself first for a change?…

25 Things to Do Instead of TV | Pauline Wiles
Stress & Self-Care

25 Things to Do Instead of TV

I came up with this list during my year-long Serenity Project. My focus at the time was Intentional Rest and I noticed that, at the end of the day, the only thing most of us can summon the energy…

Overwhelmed Kit | Pauline Wiles
Stress & Self-Care

50 Ideas for Your Overwhelmed Kit

When life gets too daunting and you feel overwhelmed, it can be deeply comforting to have some tried-and-true tactics for regaining your sense of equilibrium. One option I strongly recommend is to build what I call an Overwhelmed Kit,…

Blue swan
Stress & Self-Care

Glide More, Flap Less

I have a new mantra: Glide More, Flap Less. As of this moment, I’m making a public commitment to go a little easier on myself. I’ve already blogged about the pressure I put myself under to publish Sweet Pursuits…

Stress & Self-Care

Hygge: Small Word, Big Meaning

Is it possible that an entire concept which is missing (or fading) from our frenetic, technology-driven lives can be summed up in just 5 letters? I think perhaps it can. The word is hygge, and it’s Danish. You might…

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