Guilt-Free Time Management

Welcome to YOUR TIME!

It was wonderful to meet you at the Women’s Forum of Coastal Virginia! I’m glad you’re ready to take back YOUR TIME. Here are the promised resources to get you started and keep you going.

First, you’ll find my favorite tricks to stay on track. Then I’ve got some resources for mindfulness. Finally, DON’T FORGET to schedule a COMPLIMENTARY COACHING SESSION with me. I have eight slots open – SCHEDULE NOW!

Stay On Track

Interruptions happen! Here are my tips I’ve adopted for myself to keep on track with projects.

  1. Re-connect with my “why.” Put my central purpose and core values front and center.
  2. A checklist with empty boxes waiting for me to check them off (stimulates a dopamine hit with each completed task – very motivating!!!)
  3. A timer set for 15 minutes. This is foolproof. I promise. You can convince yourself to start anything if you know you only have to do it for 15 minutes. You’ll be amazed at how much you get done. (I learned this years ago from Flylady –
  4. An accountability partner. I have a coach (yes! I walk my talk!).
  5. Get good sleep.
  6. Exercise! This is probably the most important thing to remember to include. It balances my/your/our brain chemistry, energizes the psyche and body, and helps us keep things in perspective. Every day with exercise just goes better than any day without.



Mindfulness Resources

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Go here for a plethora of information on the practice of – and research behind – mindful self-compassion. It will make a difference in your life and the lives of those you love.[/lgc_column]

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10% Happier

I listened to this book, by Dan Harris, while traveling and laughed out loud. Harris is somehow slightly annoying and likable at the same time. His story gives all of us hope that meditation is possible for any of us.[/lgc_column]

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The UVA Mindfulness Resource Center

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The Dragon Slayer in You

Although geared towards speech-language pathologists, this article applies to anyone who is going through a challenging transition. It outlines my personal journey back to paid work after staying home with my children for twelve years along with what to expect – and how to support yourself – at each stage of transition.[/lgc_column]


Schedule your Complimentary Booking Session


If you’re interested in exploring individual coaching with me, I have opened 8 slots this month to offer you a complimentary exploratory session.


8 slots open this month for attendees of the Women’s Forum of Coastal Virginia!

Also, I would love for you to join me for this month’s half-day creativity retreat.

The Creative Life Café Retreat and Lunch

I hope to see you there!


Now – get out there and be nice to yourself! And let your light shine!

About Melissa Page Deutsch – Personal Development and Transition Coach

Melissa is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, an International Coaching Federation certified coach and a licensed speech-language pathologist. She is a member of the International Coaches Federation and holds the certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Melissa earned a B.A. in French from Davidson College and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Melissa has published and led seminars nationally and regionally on effective ways to manage personal/professional transitions, the inner critic, burnout and creativity. She has over 25 years’ experience helping her clients think better, listen better, and speak better. Relying on the latest research from neuroscience, proven coaching techniques, and ancient wisdom practices, she partners with her clients to create a life of joy and meaning aligned with their unique values and sense of purpose.

She welcomes questions and inquiries regarding speaking engagements, workshops, team building, and personal development coaching.

Melissa lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband, teenage son, and two dogs. Her daughter is a sophomore in college. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys running, yoga, writing, connecting with friends, and a really good cup of coffee.