Archive for 'Self-care'

Productivity is Overrated (IMHO)

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Have you been too busy, too tired, too stressed and too overworked for too long? Are you killing yourself to get things done?

Ever wonder if there’s a better way?

Productivity is overrated. Yes, you read that right. I know I’ve been a big advocate of productivity – guilty as charged.

For some reason, I’ve been coaching a lot of perfectionists lately. […]

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It Just Doesn’t Matter Anymore

woman reading book girl yellow dressSometimes revelations arise from the most unlikely things.

I didn’t start reading fiction until I was 40, because I thought it was a waste of time. My nose was always in a book, but I only read non-fiction (because it taught me important things). Then I discovered Nora Roberts and experienced the indulgent escape that mindless romance […]

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Will the Real You Please Stand Up

Woman unmaskedMy daughter participated in two fitness classes back to back, led by the same instructor. She told me how funny it was that the instructor was soft-spoken and ‘Zen like’ during the yoga class and then became a loud drill sergeant during the ‘combat’ class that followed. I wondered which of the two personalities she really was – and which one […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For: How Your Thinking Can Hold You Back

purseHave you ever searched for a missing ‘everyday item’ like your keys or your glasses? You checked in your purse, doubting they would be there, and of course they weren’t. But after you looked everywhere else they could possibly be, you went back to your purse and – lo and behold – they were right there the whole time. I know I’ve […]

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Top 10 Ways to Balance Your Life

2013-07-23 14.35.43I was out for a walk by the lake this morning and noticed a fleet of boats from the nearby sailing school’s ‘Learn to Sail’ program.  I watched in fascination as the sailboats would tip to one side and, just when I thought they were going to overturn, the students would shift their body weight and bring the boats back in balance. […]

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