Posts by Helene Segura

Our Secret Hot Chocolate Recipe

I hope you enjoy some relaxation during this holiday season. One of our favorite ways to unwind is to curl up on the couch and enjoy a mug of our favorite hot chocolate recipe. My husband whips up a mean batch. When he serves it up he says, “Eight euros, please!” I thought you might…

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How to Prevent Holiday Madness

‘Tis the season to be fun and festive, but flailing about in a disorganized frenzy will certainly dampen anyone’s spirits. Getting it together pays big dividends, so here are three ways to do that: Decorations As you haul out your boxes, bags, and totes full of holiday cheer, take the time to do a little…

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CC vs BCC email – STOP using the TO line!

CC vs BCC email. What’s the cc meaning? What’s the bcc meaning? Once you find out, you’ll want to share this with others! Unnecessary emails. They are such a waste of time! Even if you know that you don’t need to read the email, you’re still wasting time deleting it and wasting even more time reading the subject line to figure…

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Free Shipping Boxes + Other Holiday Shipping Tips

The thought of free shipping boxes sounds very enticing, but there’s more to think about than just boxes when it comes to being efficient with your holiday shipping.   Plan Ahead December is the busiest shipping month for all shipping carriers: DHL, FedEx, UPS and the United States Postal Service (USPS). You’ve got shipping from…

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How to prevent holiday stress – 2018

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  Since I receive a lot of great feedback each year when I re-post this blog on how to prevent holiday stress, I thought I’d make it an annual tradition to share this letter that I wrote to myself back in 2012. I’ve seen Christmas decorations for sale in stores since September, but I’ve tuned…

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How to Create the Best Morning Routine

There seems to be a prevailing notion that you must wake up even before the early risers do in order to have the best morning routine and be successful. However, it’s not just the hour of your awakening that will determine whether or not you will have a super day. It’s also your plan and…

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Cyber Security Month – Are you safe?

Did you know that October is Cyber Security Month? All of these so-called holidays that have been created can seem a little silly (National Red Stiletto Day, anyone?), but serious ones like Cyber Security Month should make us pause for a few seconds to think about our current status. Do you use cyber space? Of…

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To Do Lists – How to Get It All Done (Part 2)

In last week’s post about how to get it all done when it comes to do lists, I discussed two basic steps you can take in order to create realistic lists: Determine Needs vs Wants Implement Ghost Tasking Now it’s time to look at two “kick it up a notch” steps you can take to…

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