Marilyn Paul, PhD

A strong and clear intention does not mean that things will be easy. We are living in Jerusalem for the year in a small apartment in a centrally located neighborhood.  With strong clear intention I was able to overcome lots of setbacks and pack up our house and our suitcases for the year in Israel…(Read More)

I got so much done yesterday. It was one of those fast, non-stop days. I paused for nothing.  I got my son, Jonathan, to camp, I packed for Israel, I worked on my book outline, I went to several meetings.  It seemed like a great day at the time. And yet, when I finally…(Read More)

I was up late last night, watching dramatic fireworks in Newton, Massachusetts.  The night was hot and the fireworks spectacular.  What a show!  With fireworks and gatherings we celebrate our freedoms and the overthrow of the British dictator, King George the Third.  He was not viewed as a dictator by the British, but by the…(Read More)

Temper, Temper


Each of us has something that triggers frustration and sometimes anger. Our anger can lead us to misdirect energy down an emotional sinkhole. This is not a post about emotional suppression, though; it’s more about becoming more aware of how we use our energy. My challenge right now is my son Jonathan. But think…(Read More)

I just got off a call with a close colleague and a good friend.  We hadn’t spoken for a while, and, although I was glad to hear her voice and always interested in what she has to say, I could feel the pull towards today’s work.  “I want to get going!!”  clamored a…(Read More)

    I am concentrating hard on a writing project and my office mate speaks, “We have a meeting this Friday…”    “David,” I said in a friendly tone of voice, “I am off limits for the next hour.”  “Oh, okay.”  He said, and we both went back to work. I notice an important email from…(Read More)

As you continue through January, you may notice that there are cherished activities, people or places that you may not get to if you don’t focus on them. Is there something in your life that you keep meaning to do?  Something big like moving, changing jobs or looking for a mate?  Perhaps it’s…(Read More)

Many of us manage our time reactively. We check our inbox to find out what actions to take. A request in the hall turns into an emergency meeting. Long term priorities and difficult tasks “fall off our plate.” The result is on ongoing feeling of scrambling. This can result in organization wide chaos. The daily…(Read More)

Too Tired to Clean Up?


Do you look around and see clutter?  Are there dishes in the sink?  Clothes to hang up?  Are you just exhausted? Here are a few ways to create a little more order for yourself.  Remember, order is a treat for you and the others around you.  Creating even a tiny bit more order can let…(Read More)