Author - Jill Farmer

Productivity tools

There is an almost endless array of productivity tools out there. They can be a little like kitchen gadgets-highly useful and efficient (think veggie peeler) or, they can really be largely unused and become clutter that gets in...

Choices

These ideas helped me out tremendously. #1– When I choose compassion over judgement, it dissolves a lot of my suffering. Judgement is hard work and soooo depleting.unnamed (1) #2– We can’t always choose what happens, but we...

Right on time

If you are always early or on time, congratulations! For the rest of us? Being chronically late (even just a few minutes) is not fun. The best solution I’ve found for ending the stress, embarrassment, and aggravation of...

How I plan to thrive now

Lots of people seem to really enjoy coming up with a word for the year. A theme they want to stick to for the coming 12 months. I’ve tried it in the past. But, getting the “right” word kind of stressed me out. Or, I’d get...

What do you want?

About 90% of the time when I ask a client who is feeling stuck on a project WHY they want to do it, I hear something like this: “Because I don’t want to be embarrassed by the guest bedroom anymore.” “Because I don’t...

The work/life balance tight rope

“Jill, how can I have more work/life balance?” It’s a question that comes up almost every time I do a keynote or corporate presentation. I have a confession. I kinda suck at work/life balance. Pretty much since the first...

New mindset new result

Mindfulness is a term lots of us toss around in self-help land. What does it really mean? Major religions encourage mindfulness as a channel to divine guidance. Psychology uses it to help alleviate everything from depression...

Monday Morning Practice – Go slow

Slow down. To behold. To savor. To love. To listen. To share. Slow down. To be fully you. To remember you are not trapped. You have choices. To be playful. To be contemplative. To say what you really mean. Slow down. To be...

The case for slacking

The holiday are particularly painful for perfectionists. There are just so many darn details to obsess over. And, since procrastinators are often perfectionists hiding in tardy people’s bodies, that can mean a whole lotta...

Tips for holiday sanity

December is just around the corner and… There. Is. So. Much. To. Do. I get it. The ads. The music. The friends’ pictures on Facebook of their lovely houses decorated in all of their holiday glory. And… your...

Work versus play

We adults like to make play a bad word. Nothing like vacation season to highlight the contrast between work and play for grown-ups, more than vacation season, when many of us are either: a) counting the minutes until we can stop...