Evernote Keeps Me Sane: Book List

I love to read.  Sometimes I think if I could find a way to get paid, just to read, that would be the best career for me.  Fiction is my favorite because I love the escape, the plot, the story.  It pulls me in and I can become a fairy on a hillside or a […]

Creating a Cozy and Sacred Space for Winter

The solstice has passed. We are moving towards the light.  Yet, winter is full blown right now.  And the crisp air wakes me with a shiver. So, as my side of the earth settles into winter, there are a few things that I begin to think about and do to create a home and life […]

Rejuvenate Your Idea of Self Care

I spend much of my time caring for others: 2 kids, a household, my clients, 3 cats, 5 chickens, a fish…..you get the idea. So, when do I take care of myself? As often as I can; weekly and daily! All of us define self care differently.  I think the media and American tradition defines […]

Do You Really Need New Year’s Resolutions ?

Every year many of us make New Year’s Resolutions.  We are going to eat better, exercise, go to church regularly, call our mother, get more sleep, make more money, play with our kids, travel to….but did you know only 8% of those are achieved according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. As a coach, I support […]

Before You Jump into 2016- Reflect

Before You Jump into 2016- Reflect

This week I was feeling bit overwhelmed and down on myself for not keeping up with it all- and then I caught myself-  I was sinking into the thinking “I have to do it all and be it all.” As a  mother, who volunteers both at school and out, has an active spiritual life and […]

How Evernote Keeps Me Sane

I have been using Evernote for almost 4 years now and each year I find more and more ways to use it.  In 2015, I began keeping all my receipts in it.  I have a notebook titled “Accounting 2015” and I forward electronic receipts from my email, I scan physical ones, and I clip any […]

Setting Goals that Succeed

Setting Goals that Succeed

Setting Goals with the S.M.A.R.T Goal Method There are times when setting goals is needed and necessary.  The best method I have found is by using the S.M.A.R.T goal method, first introduced in 1981 by George T. Doran in a magazine called Management Review.  This method of setting goals has been taught and adapted many […]

ANNOUNCING: Exciting New Directions!

Developing and growing my business, Serene Space, has been an amazing journey, both professionally and personally. After I had taken time off to stay home with my kids, I knew it was time to go back to work. But what was I going to do?? I wanted ultimate flexibility and to feel inspired each and […]

What does Paperless Mean? And Who is a Mobile Worker?

There is a lot of talk these days about paperless offices and mobile workers. With that talk there is also quite a bit of confusion.  So I thought I would take a moment to define these terms and what they mean to a small business owner.  Paperless: The first thing to keep in mind is […]

Digital Clutter- i.e Desktop Computer Clutter

Can you find that document you created last month?  Are you asking yourself where that email you need to respond to is now?  Is your desktop cluttered with files and folders? Computer clutter can be a bigger problem than physical clutter because there is an endless amount of virtual storage.  We use up lots of […]