Tolerations- What’s Draining You?

The plug in my bathroom sink is broken. You know… that round silver thing in the bottom that allows you to plug the drain. It stays closed by default and will no longer magically lift when I pull on the lever behind the faucet. This unhappy fact become true a few weeks ago after several […]

Structure and Organization

Many “creative types” latch onto the idea that to be a true artist, one must be care-free, free spirited, and unencumbered by rules or structure.  I have heard more than one such person say that structure of any kind impedes the creative process.  I disagree. And so do Drs. Hallowell and Ratey.  In their book, […]

Task Management- Planning AND Spontaneity

Have you ever had one of those days when the world aligned and you managed to find time and energy for tasks you had never planned to do that day? That has been my day today. It started out as what my Living Peace colleague Susan would call “Money Monday” i.e. paying bills, running payroll, […]

Pack & Go Meal Guide

Anyone who knows me at all, knows who much I love food.  I can often be found perusing the pages of cookbooks and magazines seeking a challenging new recipe to try.  While I don’t subscribe to any cooking magazines, I often grab one on my way to the beach and since we’ve had so many […]

Direction vs. Speed

I was talking to a friend the other day, lamenting the fact that life can, indeed, be rough at times (and let’s be honest, those times can seem endless).  But this particular friend has started making real headway in “getting it together.”  I looked at him and said, “Hey, it’s not how fast you move; […]

Whistle While You Work

What motivates you?  Determine how you work best.  Do you need quiet, do you like some background music or do you prefer to be in a busy environment?  Accommodating your needs and preferences will largely aid you in getting your work done.  Don’t be afraid to set aside time in the day to work with […]

Wait Watchers

I was reading my buddy Amanda’s July 14th blog Consequences: Eating and Organizing and it got me to thinking about another way eating and organizing are synchronized. Just as crash diets are bound to fail (and trust me- I’ve tried enough of them!) – so are crash organizing actions.  You know the ones I mean~ […]