Daylight saving time = daylight stupid time

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I wake up when the sun tells me it’s time to wake up.  Not a clock with an attitude that beeps at me every five minutes. In my…

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Slow down with physical activity every day

Monday, March 10, 2014

  It sounds counterintuitive. The first impulse many of us have at the thought of slowing down is to channel our inner couch potato and watch some TV. …

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The crucial distinction between wants versus needs

Thursday, March 6, 2014

When is enough enough? When does wanting to “have it all” turn from healthy striving to an obsessive crusade? How do we reconcile our desire to accumulate more…

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Friends make the world go round

Monday, March 3, 2014

One lonely evening ten years ago Mark Zuckerberg was laying around his university dorm room wondering how he might help his fellow classmates connect online. Each fall freshman…

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Slow down at mealtime and nourish your soul

Monday, February 24, 2014

As we continue our weekly series that explores practical things we can do to slow down, we focus today on mealtime. Probably one of the simplest and most…

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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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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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