The concept of hygge reminded me of a conversation I had with some French friends of mine. A married couple, they had found us through AirBnB, and ended up staying with us for about a week and a half. We had such a great time with them. Almost every night for a solid week, we ate… Read More Are you spending your life on the right things
Every now and then I come across a word in another language for which there is no English equivalent, but there should be. Once such word is hygge. Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a way of living that the Danish people swear by. It focuses on friends, family, and appreciating the little things in life. Denmark is… Read More Hygge
Productivity coach and guru Michael Hyatt recently introduced me to a concept that he calls “the three brains.” Of course biologically humans only have one brain, but there are actually three different facets of our brains that are constantly at war with each other.
Well week 1 of my experiment in Deep Work has ended. I had mixed results. The first three days of the week were fantastic. I woke up early, had my breakfast smoothie, and got right to work. Each day by lunchtime I’d accomplished more than I sometimes get done in a week. It was amazing!… Read More A chance to start again
I am a list person – always have been. I write grocery lists, daily and weekly to-do lists, bucket lists, lists of upcoming birthday gifts to buy. Pretty much any category you can think of to write a list about, I’ve written it. I’ve even been known on more than one occasion to write a… Read More How I’m changing my schedule to create a more focused life
One of the main points of Cal Newport’s book Deep Work is that if we cannot focus uninterrupted for long stretches of time on a hard problem, we will only be able to produce shallow results. For example, email is shallow work. It is something anyone can do – it does not require any particular… Read More What’s keeping you from reaching your goals
It’s hard for me to believe that we are already well into July. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating last Christmas, and now I’m already seeing stores preparing for next Christmas! You know what they say – the days are long but the years are short. So often we go through life planning… Read More How to live deeply and deliberately
Happy independence day! Whenever I think of the fourth of July, I always think of one thing – fireworks. Curious how other countries celebrate their independence day? Click here for the 8 most interesting independence day traditions around the world.
Monica is a divorcee who has lived a remarkable life. Rather than becoming bitter or dispirited by the cards life has dealt her, she has chosen to learn and grow from them. Read on for her full story!
Our nation’s birthday is just around the corner! Many people enjoy celebrating this holiday quietly with friends or family. If that’s you, more power to you. However, many others like to go out and enjoy, among many other things, a big fireworks display on independence day. If that’s you, I’ve already done the legwork for… Read More Things to do in Atlanta for the 4th of July