Getting Organized

Estate Planning is Easier Than You Think: 3 Simple Steps You Can Take Today

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”  – Haruki Murakami Continuing in our series on Spring cleaning, let’s go a bit deeper than focusing just on airing out curtains and vacuuming dusty refrigerator coils. Let’s look at ALL of the places that need some attention in your life … including …

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This Morning Routine Could Change Your Life

Mornings are my favorite time of day … and that wasn’t always the case.  When I worked in the theater, I often didn’t get to bed before 2 or 3am and would typically sleep until 10 or 11am. Now, I’m up at 6 or 6:30 and I’m digging it. Things feel so much manageable when …

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5 Simple Steps to New Year’s Resolution Success

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”  – Vern McLellan New Year’s resolutions—love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re inescapable this time of year. And even if you hate them, for many they hold an almost mystical appeal.  The new year gives us …

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How to Cope When Things Feel Out of Your Control

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James Approaching a new year always makes me reflective.  As artificial as New Year’s day can be considering, on one hand, it’s just another day—I do appreciate the chance to reflect forward, individually and collectively. There’s not much point in talking about …

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How the Home Edit Fall Short

LET THEM EAT … LABELS?! If you’re a Netflix watcher like I am, you’ve probably at least seen the trailer for The Home Edit.  The show caught my eye, and not just because it’s about one of my favorite topics: home organization.  It pops because it’s beautiful.  There are wide shots of color-coded walk-in closets, …

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Escape Information Overwhelm in 3 Simple Steps

“We’re the product. Our attention is the product being sold to advertisers.”  – Justin Rosenstein, The Social Dilemma In the United States, 2020 is a presidential election year—a vote that’s happening this week, in fact … which would seem to be news only to somebody who didn’t have access to the Internet or wasn’t alive …

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Where to Get Great (and Unbiased) Advice on New Tech

So you’ve done the inner work and decided that, yes—you DO need new tech. What inner work, you ask? Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, which focus on deciding if you actually NEED new hardware or software in the first place. Once you’re officially shopping, it’s easy to get misled. Between …

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Making the Most of Your Current Tech

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Click here to read Part 1, which is all about deciding whether you need new hardware. In Part 2, we’ll focus on software. We all have a bad habit of grabbing the wrong solutions to our problems. Let’s say you’re having a terrible day.  Your boss just …

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Stop! Do You Really Need That New Tech?

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” —Aldous Huxley It’s fall. Big box retailers are churning out coupons inspiring us to spend money—seasonal decorations are already on the shelves … and is that really a Christmas Carol I’m hearing?! With the constant messaging from every angle, it’s super easy …

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