Go on a phone detox and embrace boredom

Monday, February 16, 2015

What are you doing? Right now. This very second. Try your best to stifle the snarky response: “Why, Duncan, I’m reading your post. But if you keep this…

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Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping

Monday, November 10, 2014

One of the single most important, and pleasurable, characteristics of a marriage – of any relationship, really – is the ying and the yang of mutual support. The…

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Why your brain thinks multi-tasking is dumb

Monday, November 3, 2014

Every day we are bombarded with information. Whether it’s TV, email, instant messages, Facebook, YouTube, newspapers, magazines, or work-related data, the onslaught is constant. Adding insult to injury,…

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A philosophy of walking

Thursday, September 4, 2014

We walk. To the car. To the store. To the bathroom. Increasingly, we do less and less of it. What used to consume a significant portion of our…

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Crazy busy? Then focus on the essential

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let’s begin by admitting that I’m not like you. And let’s quickly move on by acknowledging that I’m very fortunate. Now that we have those niceties out of…

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Upon reflection …

Monday, April 7, 2014

There will be times in your life when you’re incredibly busy.  The to-do list is long, the figurative inbox is full, and there’s barely enough time to catch…

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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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