The hidden cost of waiting

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Have you ever been in a position where you were waiting for something to happen – a decision to be made, a person to respond, an event to…

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Use downtime to improve performance and relieve stress

Monday, February 17, 2014

It’s time to take a brief break and discuss our work day schedules. I’m not talking about the mad dash out the door in the morning, or the…

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Energy efficiency: reduce home maintenance costs by going green

Thursday, February 13, 2014

When Pam and I bought our Florida home and embarked on a two-year restoration project, we placed a high priority on energy efficiency. We were influenced by our…

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Slow down your commute and arrive refreshed, not frazzled

Monday, February 10, 2014

Do you ever leave for work in the morning, thinking you have it all together, and arrive ready to go postal on the first person who dares to…

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A rant a day keeps the shrink away

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I’m slow. Rather, I do things slowly.  I read, write, research, think, talk, cook, and wash the dishes slowly. I say this more as a confessional than as a…

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Pursue mastery and never look for work again

Monday, February 3, 2014

In this country, our job provides our identity.  It defines us, and, often, how we regard ourselves. One of the first questions we are asked when meeting someone…

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Book Review: The Blue Zones

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In January 2000, Dr. Michel Poulain, a Belgian demographer who had spent 15 years studying pockets of long-lived people around the world, traveled to Sardinia off the west…

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Embrace simplicity and unclutter your life

Monday, January 27, 2014

Simplify.  Simplify.  Simplify.  We hear this repeatedly in various forms and contexts.  The KISS principle reminds us that systems run most smoothly and efficiently when kept simple. In…

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Downshifting: a response to the daily grind

Thursday, January 23, 2014

There are even odds that one day you will find yourself at a crossroads.  You will stare into the broad expanse, and wonder.  Why? Why am I killing…

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Make your home an oasis of calm amid the fast and furious

Monday, January 20, 2014

Many people ask how they can take a philosophical notion like slow living and apply it to their own busy, stressful, and decidedly unslow lives. Thus begins a…

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