Planning

Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Lower Your Productivity?

Writer Julia Guerra of Elite Daily was doing research for an article about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the “winter blues.” These were my responses to her questions. Why can winter make someone feel so unproductive? Is it the cold weather, the shorter days, the sickness going around, the slump after the holidays? All of…

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Chinese New Year Resolutions 2019

If you like having a reason to start a new task, project, or goal, Chinese New Year is a great time to begin. It’s almost spring, and spring is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf. Or maybe you didn’t quite get around to successfully beginning your “traditional” New Year’s Resolutions. Chinese New…

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Get Organized for the Holidays – the ones in Winter 2019!

I know what you’re thinking – “Get organized for the holidays in winter 2019?!? What?!? Isn’t it a tad bit early??” I hear ya, I hear ya. But I’m not talking about getting your turkey baster out or decorating your tree this early. I’m talking about debriefing how things went during your 2018 holidays, so…

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How to Be Successful with New Year’s Resolutions

  How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions on Day 3 of 2019? Are you still excited? Are you still working toward them? Or have you already considered throwing in the towel? If you’re still revved up about your New Year’s Resolutions, congratulations! Take a few moments to think about what is keeping…

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How to Find a Financial Advisor

I know what you’re thinking. How to find a financial advisor – what the heck does that have to do with productivity? It goes a little something like this… If you’re worried about your money or whether or not you’ll be able to retire when you want to –and live the lifestyle that you want…

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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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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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