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  • 3 simple ways to have more time and energy at home

    “When you’re doing what you love, your energy is magic, magnetic, powerful AF” — Toni Hammer, @_tonihammer When you’re at home with your family, there’s nothing you love more than doing all the housework, cooking, laundry, and family management. Wait, did I say love? I meant loathe.  What you’d love to be doing is snuggling […]

  • 25 of my favorite thought-provoking quotes about goals

    These are 25 of my favorite quotes about goals setting and goal getting “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ― Bruce Lee “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” ― Sylvia Plath “It […]

  • My journey from failure to success with mindful productivity

    How I went from wanting to know everything — and failing miserably — to knowing what I needed to know, and knowing when I knew enough, through mindful productivity. When I was five, I read the encyclopedia. The whole thing. It took me a little while because, hey, five, but with a dictionary at my […]

  • How to Stay Productive Even When You’re Depressed

    A friend recently asked me how she could be productive even when she’s depressed. These are the 14 tips I gave her. Baby steps Break tasks down into the tiniest possible steps, so you can’t help but succeed. For example, to write the document where I’m going to answer this question, I could break it […]

  • Guest post: How Mindfulness Meditation Helps During COVID-19

    image via Pexels  When the causes of stress in your life are beyond your control (such as a global pandemic), it can be especially tough to cope. Fortunately, meditation is an effective and readily-accessible way to take your mental well-being into your own hands. If you’re wondering what mindfulness is or how to get started […]

  • I would bet every dollar in my pocket

    If I were inclined to gamble, I would bet every dollar in my pocket against every dollar in yours that you’ve had a bad day. Oh, maybe not today, but at some point in your past. And I know this because everyone has bad days. Nobody is exempt. Except maybe the Dalai Lama. He’s got […]

  • Why I hate Thanksgiving – and you should, too

    Did you know Abraham Lincoln was the first President of the United States to make Thanksgiving an annual tradition through presidential proclamation? Here’s what he said in part: It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole […]

  • Do you want to be right? Or do you want something else?

    Do you want to be right? Or do you want something else?

    I’d been binge watching Love It, or List It for a few days (because there’s only so much Criminal Minds I can take!), and was blown away at the early-on bickering. Luckily for my brain, I ran out of episodes and switched to The Great British Baking Show.    If you don’t know Love It, […]

  • 7 ways to move from overwhelmed to overjoyed

    You’re overzealous. Or overambitious. Maybe you’re overemotional. Or you make yourself overbusy. And of course all that leads to you being overcritical, overwrought, and overwhelmed. Now you’re just plain over it. But what do you do now? Stop Do you need to be juggling all the balls all by yourself? You’re Overdoing it. You don’t […]

  • I’m going to start a podcast: the accountability version

    I’m going to start a podcast: the accountability version

    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King, “On Writing” I’m going to start a podcast.  You’re doing WHAT? You’re starting a WHO? What the ACTUAL… ? I haven’t yet. I’m working on it. I’m gearing up for it. I’m preparing for it. I’m fixin’ to get it done. I’m going […]