Their websites have a very clean, minimalist look.
Many you wouldn’t find unless you knew they existed (they are hardly fighting for SEO rankings – which is kind of refreshing)
They are just there, for their owners and the rest of us who like a peek into that semi-private sphere and who like to get new ideas from others **(that is, literally, how I procrastinate)**.Read More

Next time when that not so exciting neighbor invites you to a barbecue, just say yes and don’t dwell on it. If you don’t feel like going… go anyway.

It is not self-love to say ‘I’d rather stay at home’ and deny yourself social contact but it is self-love to meet some new people or rekindle old friendships, relax and have fun.
No man is an island, after all.
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From experience, when you have kids and a full-time job (or just kids, or just a full time job), the only way to get your to-dos under control is to live intentionally. And to do that is to DELETE your to-do items.
Let go of everything you think you should do. Here is how.Read More

Feeling sorry for a person is not helpful in situations where people are in pain. Empathy becomes the bridge that connects two people together and creates a space for more genuine understanding and compassion.

If you ever poured out your heart to someone and all you got was “I am sorry you are going through this,” you know exactly what I mean. Read More

I went back to my good old time tracker, where I tracked my time in 30 minutes intervals using a simple excel spreadsheet. I did this for seven days and was shocked at what I discovered. I was spending upwards of two hours a day reading various newsletters and subscriptions that come directly into my inbox. My time suck was my email! And for over two decades now (no kidding) I take pride in my Inbox Zero.Read More

Doing a great number of things doesn’t mean you’re getting anything meaningful done. As we all know, busy does not equal productive. Here are my five easy time management tips and after years of searching, I can say with certainty that they are all you will ever need to use every hour of your day to your liking! Read More

it seems to me that the meaning of success is one of those innate concepts we know, deep down, is to be and do whatever makes us truly happy. But we do not necessarily, outwardly, behave that way.

How do we, then, measure that success?

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One of my favorite things to do, just before a year ends is to sit down and brainstorm my theme and vision for the year ahead.
This exercise goes hand in hand and can be done at the same time as the Yearly Reflections.
Your theme for the year ahead will guide you when you are faced with difficult decisions or when you find yourself inundated with chores, responsibilities, ideas or even interests (my pitfall) during the course of the year.Read More