FOCUSandFLOW is an Approach to Living with Peace, Power, Passion and Purpose.
It is a scientifically-informed and integrative orientation that can help you
Effectively Manage Your Stress,
Optimize Your Well-Being,
and Transform Your Life!


A primary goal of the FOCUSandFLOW approach is to move
from being “stressed out” to “energized within”.
FOCUSandFLOW.life provides some tools and resources to support you!


What is meant by “Focus”?
CONSCIOUS experiential and critical awareness of self, others, and situations.
What is meant by “Flow”?
ENGAGEMENT with life guided by the integrated awareness that emerges from focusing.


The core idea of FOCUSandFLOW is captured beautifully in this quote on meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh:

“Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves
and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting.”
FOCUSandFLOW is about BOTH seeing and acting, or CONSCIOUS ENGAGEMENT.


The Bottom Line…
FOCUSandFLOW can be thought of as a way of life to optimize personal, relational, and collective well-being by emphasizing our interconnectedness through communal and contemplative practices that increase awareness and move us closer to the positive transformation of ourselves and our world towards our greatest potentialities.


FOCUSandFLOW  is about…
…learning to release and let go of the illusions, hype, and drama in order to see the truth of ourselves and our situation.
…increasing our conscious awareness by directing our attention in a purposeful way to both internal and external experience.
…turning conscious awareness into purposeful action in the service of cultivating a full and meaningful life.
…utilizing the collective wisdom that is expressed through quotes, sacred passages, music, song lyrics, poetry, and proverbs to trigger the inner voice of our own wisdom.
…drawing upon various communal and contemplative practices reflecting diverse cultural traditions of wisdom, spirituality, and healing.
…engaging life in a way that is values-congruent, liberating, and empowering.


Ultimately, FOCUSandFLOW is about achieving our highest individual and collective potential and optimizing the time we each are given on this earth through conscious engagement with ourselves, our relationships, our communities, and our world.


I invite you to explore the website, subscribe to our posts, join a forum conversation, and participate in our online courses, consultation services, and community events.  I hope that you benefit from what you find here, and please feel free to connect with us directly with your ideas and suggestions.


Wishing You Peace & Power,  
Dr. Shelly P. Harrell