Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the subject of thankfulness. Thankfulness is something that almost everyone would agree is important, and yet at the same time, almost everyone neglects to actually establish the habit of giving thanks. Why is that?
Most articles or self-help suggestions about phones warn us about the danger of getting so entrapped with our phones or other technology that we miss what’s going on around us. That’s not the whole picture, however. There’s an important piece of the puzzle that is talked about much less frequently.
Well, I finally did it. I finally did the thing I’ve been avoiding for months. I bought an alarm clock for my bedroom. You may think this a superfluous expense. Why not just use my phone as an alarm clock, like the rest of the country does?
A few weeks ago my husband made a comment as I was dabbing on concealer under my eyes after a particularly fitful night. That comment proved to be the inspiration for Tuesday’s article, The War Paint of the 21st century That article was simultaneously one of the easiest and hardest articles I’ve ever written.
Last week I had a major battle with insecurity. It happens a lot to me, when the demons of doubt and fear start yelling in my ears, telling me that I’m not good enough, that I’ll never be good enough.
A few days ago I found myself in an unusually procrastinatory (is that a word?) mood. It wasn’t really that I was avoiding doing work. For me, in this particular case, I was just very sad. I was feeling unloved and unlovable, and that led me to being unable to focus on the work that… Read More How procrastination got me out of my funk
How do you answer the question “How are you?” If you’re like most people, your response is usually a quick “I’m fine, how are you?” I’ve come to really hate how people answer this question.
Recently I was listening to a discussion on the use of phones in public places. It was a lively debate, with many opinions and anecdotal evidence being pushed forward. One woman tried to turn the conversation a bit more philosophical. “I wonder,” she said, “if having our phones makes us more patient? For example, when… Read More Why your smart phone may be destroying you
A few weeks ago, we finally said goodbye to one of our summer guests. I admit, I had mixed feelings. As wonderful as it was to get to know Nick, part of me was just happy to have my office back. Yet a much larger part of me marvels at how much it affected me… Read More How to change someone’s life
I recently attended an online webinar with LearnDoBecome. Nothing special about this. I’ve personally attended dozens of webinars, and there are hundreds and hundreds out there to choose from. They all have more or less the same format: spend about half the time giving away some sort of helpful information for free, and then the… Read More Leaving light hearts and smiling faces