THIS Is How to Set Expectations

  Many clients and workshop participants share with me that they have a difficult time letting people know that they’re in the middle of something, so they end up dropping everything to answer that person’s question, react to the request or shoot the breeze with them. These folks say they don’t want to be rude…

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Mental Health and Productivity

  May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, so this is the perfect time to pause and point out that the state of your mental health impacts your productivity levels. I work with many clients who have been diagnosed with various conditions: depression, anxiety, anger issues, and so on. Receiving their diagnosis didn’t magically cure…

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Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off

  Growing up in Southern California, my brother and I were avid skateboarders. We were nowhere near the professional level, but we built ramps on the sidewalk in front of our house and also, eventually, in the street in our cul-de-sac. We would finish our homework early in order to get some shred time in…

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Is Ambition Good or Bad?

  Journalist Kate Orson of Breathe recently posed this question: Is there a negative side to ambition? Can it make us unhappy to always be projecting into the future, and not finding happiness in the here and now? How can we find balance? Interesting. Is ambition good or bad? Here was my response to her…

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A Way with Words

    I was recently introduced to a podcast called A Way with Words. In addition to loving learning about word and phrase origins – plus it can never hurt to improve my vocabulary – understanding the use of language is an important component of time management.   I’m recommending this podcast for two reasons:…

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Holiday Relaxation

If you’ve spent any time browsing my blog, monthly e-newsletter or website, you know that I’m a huge proponent of taking time to recharge in order to sustain your mental, emotional and physical well-being to live life on your terms. This holiday season, I hope you’ll pause for some holiday relaxation. Whether it’s one hour…

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Time Management Lessons from Salt Fat Acid Heat

Over the last two decades, my husband and I have watched various types of food-related shows hosted by the likes of Emeril, Giada, Paula Deen, Andrew Zimmern, Anthony Bourdain and Stanley Tucci. But there’s one limited series that truly helped us become even more adept at cooking: Salt Fat Acid Heat, hosted by Samin Nosrat…

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