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Self Preservation at Starbucks

My ears perked up. Michael, the clever barista (with a twinkle in his eye and a knowing smile) in conversation with the customer ahead of me, said, “Magnanimous? Is that a dinosaur?” When I got... Continue reading

Multitasking vs. Peace of Mind

Juggling Isn't Always More Efficient Than A Single Focus Ah, the challenge of coordinating and managing both time and task without feeling like a torture victim on the rack, stretched much, much too thin and... Continue reading

How to Handle Spacing Out

What do you do when you're so busy your mind goes blank? During my webinar “Self Management in Frantic Times”, a number of folks chatted in more questions than we could cover during the session,... Continue reading

Stop the World…

Humans weren’t so different five years ago, but many of the conditions of life seem to be. Too much to do too many places to be not enough time not enough help not enough energy... Continue reading

If the Shoe Fits…

Last week, I bought a pair of silver shoes with rhinestone doodads for a black tie event. Not my sort of thing, actually, but the outcry that ensued when a few of my fellow attendees... Continue reading

Make Up Your Own Mind

Abraham Lincoln, famous president, folk hero, and a known depressive, said, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” I’m not sure if this observation had any real utility... Continue reading