Work from Home? Three Ways to Keep Work from Taking Over

When I was a little girl, my family came up with a motto: “We like it when we’re home.  We do not like it when we are not home.”  I am a home-body through and through.  I love working from home.  I love working late at night when my body is naturally more awake.  I […]

Always Connected: Best for Business?

I had to share this insightful article from our friend Ellen Kaplan, a business coach.  Yes, there is a such as thing as too connected.  I hope you find her strategies helpful. “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” – Albert Camus With today’s technology, one can be constantly available […]

Being Organized = More Money In Your Pocket

How can being organized save you money?  Here are just a few ways: 1.  Inventory: Knowing what you have for food and toiletries will prevent you from buying excess. 2.  Comfort: Being in a clean and organized home will encourage you to stay home rather than out spending. 3.  Deadlines: Having access to bills and […]

The Sound of Distraction

My brother spent time in Tokyo and he told me the most surprising cultural difference in that city and Boston?  Noise.  Part of what we love about Bostonians is their exuberance.  Walk through the streets of Beantown and hear loud conversations, bursts of laughter, elaborate ringtones and bass beats pumping from cars passing by.  We […]

Break It Down, Write It Down

After the rush of getting married, a honeymoon, a name change and finding homes for the gifts, we are left with the task of writing the thank you letters to our guests.  Contrary to many people, I do not mind writing thank you letters.  In fact, the wording comes rather effortlessly for me.   Regardless […]

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 […]

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, […]

Uh-oh! Schools Out!

How is it that summer vacation always catches me off guard?  After talking with a few moms in my network, I’ve found that I’m not the only one that experiences this mysterious creeping up of June.  It’s not as if the months change order, June always comes after May and yet, one week before school […]