Category Archives: Personal Effectiveness

Day 7 – The ‘swami-mami’ is an amazing manager

 This week I’m walking in the shoes of the ‘swami-mami’. If you know her, you get it. The nickname fits. If you don’t, think of hippy-spirited, yoga instructor, curious, determined, marathon runner, and mommy of 5 all rolled into one. This has … Continue reading

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I’m marinating in cell phone waves, and so are you

Most cars I pass on the road contain humans with an electric device glued to the side of their head. Tables at restaurants are cluttered with these devices; they silently flash and entice the onlookers away from their culinary experience. … Continue reading

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5 Life Lessons from living a month out of a suitcase

Back in a house full of “stuff” this week after a month on the road, I rather miss the simplicity of managing a single travel bag, instead of a whole house. Transitioning back home I’m reflecting on the life lessons … Continue reading

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WHAT??? You went back to work? What’s it Like?

A couple of days after my last post in early March on writing a personal mission statement, I re-entered the paid workforce …. hence the recent blog silence. I’m back at a desk just a few feet away from the … Continue reading

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Checked-off goals — is that enough?

Goals, objectives, and to-do lists propel me in a productive, forward-motion trajectory. That’s my training. That’s my modus operandi. That’s my inclination. After all, that’s how things get done in the world, right? I don’t subscribe to the bumper sticker … Continue reading

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Just the right balance. What does that look like?

The most delicious days on my calendar are those that have some breathing room sprinkled in amongst activities I’ve planned. Getting just the right balance is a tricky maneuver. It’s rather like riding my bike with no hands. It feels … Continue reading

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Why all the food, when everyone wants to lose weight?

According to the International Food Information Council Foundation, “Most Americans (70 percent) say they are concerned about their weight status, and an overwhelming majority (77 percent) is trying to lose or maintain their weight.” This absolutely passes the credibility ‘smell … Continue reading

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