Sweeping Beauty

Focus and Simplify
We live in a time of multitasking, over-committing and having shorter and shorter attention spans. According to Leo Babauta,

  • Multi-tasking is less efficient, due to the need to switch gears for each new task, and the switch back again.
  • Multi-tasking is more complicated, and thus more prone to stress and errors.
  • Multi-tasking can be crazy, and in this already chaotic world, we need to reign in the terror and find a little oasis of sanity and calm.
  • Our brains can really only handle one thing at a time, and so we get so used to switching between one thing and another with our brains that we program them to have a short attention span. This is why it’s so hard to learn to focus on one thing at a time again.

So the challenge is to begin single tasking. Charles Dickens once wrote, “He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.” This is a life lived fully in the moment, with a dedication to doing the best you can in anything you do — whether that’s a work project or making green tea.

Today my single-minded, distraction free, 15 minute task was sweeping the front walkway and sidewalk. Each time my mind would wander I would do a simple hypnosis exercise of noticing 3 things I could hear, three things I could see, and three things I could physically feel. 

For example, I noticed the sounds of the broom, the neighbors talking, an airplane in the distance. I noticed the weight of the broom, the sun on my shoulders, my hair lifted by the breeze. I noticed the colors of the leaves, the textures of the slate pavers, the plants that are surviving despite the drought. I was also aware of the smell of winter, the change in light, the satisfaction of creating order even though I will need to repeat it all over again tomorrow.

Hypnosis is an excellent way to retrain your brain to stay focused, increase your attention span as well as memory, and live a more intentional and mindful life. Call or email for your appointment today!



Kayla Garnet Rose, PhD
(831) 435-5182


Letting Go of Over-Commitments

'Tis the season of over-commitments. Parties, lunches, family obligations, gifts... where do you feel over-commitment? What are you willing to let go, in order to really experience peace on earth?

I have a little rock that years ago I painted with "Yes" on one side, "No" on the other. Sometimes I use it like flipping a coin, other times it stays on my desk to affirm my "Yes" or affirm my "No" as a practice in good boundaries. As I played with it yesterday I had the insight that when I say "Yes" to a commitment I don't really want to do, the "No" side is facing me. Conversely, when I say "No" to someone/something, I am saying "Yes" to myself.

It is okay to disappoint people - just say that your plate is full right now. You don't need to apologize, make excuses, lie or feel guilty. Practice having good, clear boundaries and you will be treated with respect and both honor and enjoy the commitments that mean the most to you.

If you need help in letting go of commitments and discovering your own personal priorities and boundaries, give me a call. I'm here as your coach and to give you all the heartfelt encouragement you need.



Kayla Garnet Rose, PhD
(831) 435-5182


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Helpful People Boxes

Kayla Garnet Rose introduces the "Helpful People Box" and its uses according to the principles of Feng Shui. This short video includes many practical examples of her own beautifully hand-decorated boxes, and how she has applied them. 


New Moon in Sagittarius

New Moon in Sagittarius today, sign of the Centaur. Find some quiet time during this holiday season. It could be as simple as waking up five minutes earlier, taking a bath instead of a shower, or going for a walk around the block. Balance out the intensity of family with the comfort of familiarity. Notice the dog doesn't mind that it's dark, the cat is always ready for your lap. These are times for creative contemplation which act as cat naps for the soul during the seasonal hustle and bustle.

Buy those holiday gifts early and fly through the season like a well waxed sled on fresh snow. Take a moment to reinforce your own psychic boundaries and let any criticism slide off like water on a ducks back.

Dr. Kayla Garnet Rose, CHT has been studying the esoteric art of Astrology since 1990. She is available for astrology readings online with Google Hangouts, by phone or in person. Call or email to set up your appointment for some astrochat with Kayla and discover the secrets of the stars found in your birth chart.