For pleasure and profit, try monotasking

Monday, May 9, 2016

Today we’re going to talk about monotasking. (Oh dear, I’ve lost you.) You’re already familiar with multi-tasking.  That’s where you watch TV, text your many BFFs, eat dinner,…

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When it pays to procrastinate

Monday, January 18, 2016

Regular readers of this column – at last count there were three of you – have by now noticed a certain ebb and flow to its publication cycle….

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In search of serendipity

Monday, January 11, 2016

Imagine you are running errands some bright, sunny day.  In the course of your rushing about to get things done, morning turns to afternoon and you feel the…

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Sacrificing what’s important for what’s urgent

Monday, December 21, 2015

There’s a rat hole we occasionally descend – or is it a hell hole – where we abandon logic and reason and purpose, and instead grovel in the…

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Happiness is releasing your inner child

Monday, October 12, 2015

There is a couple we know who are inseparable.  They are most often seen shuffling along with stooped shoulders, hand in hand. They have traveled around the sun…

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Lessons learned from a near-death experience

Monday, October 5, 2015

We fuss.  We fret.  We steam.  We stew. We go through the day going about our business.  Then something unexpected happens and we, if not lose it, become…

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When things go awry relax, and count your blessings

Monday, September 21, 2015

About midway through a construction project of any consequence you begin to question your sanity. It begins with a quiet unease and slowly spirals into a series of…

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The delicate art of saying no

Monday, September 14, 2015

Are your days shrinking?  Until the weeks, months and years seemingly fly by and you can’t believe it’s Christmas already?  Didn’t we just do that? Is your schedule…

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It’s time to get to know your bicycle a bit better

Monday, August 24, 2015

I’m noticing a lot more people riding bicycles lately. It’s probably just the time of year. The warm months of summer when folks are on vacation with extra…

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Why rituals matter

Monday, August 17, 2015

Each weekday evening when Jane returns home from work she follows a familiar routine. Feeling tired and stressed after a typically busy day at work, and frustrated from…

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