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It’s the Holidays, Who Wouldn’t Want More?

It seems everyone I’m coming in contact with lately is adding one more task to their list or one more activity to their calendar.  There’s even a commercial on tv that challenges us, “Who wouldn’t want more?” As someone who is actively minimizing I’m paying close attention to the idea of “more.”  We’ve been conditioned […]

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What CAN You Do?

We all experience unfortunate situations that throw a big old wrench in our plans.  For me recently, the wrench was a power outage on a Friday morning.   Whatever its nature, the wrench is almost guaranteed to create internal dialogue like mine when the power went out at 8AM:      “Ugh!  How am I […]

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Our Journey Towards Minimalism

It’s been almost a year (September 2015) since I shared with you in this blog.  In September 2015 my husband and I were on the verge of minimizing our world by moving to a smaller house nearer the city center and closer to my husband’s office and our favorite activities.  It was a move that would […]

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What Happens to Your Social Media & E-Mail When You Die?

Good morning to you all.  I know it has been a while since one of my posts has landed in your inbox.  Thank you to those of you who emailed to tell me you missed the postings.  I appreciate you understanding my taking the summer off to spend more time with my kids who were home […]

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Do You Need a Productivity Break?

I’ve written before about paying attention to your productivity time preferences, and how knowing when you’re most productive and using those hours for your most important work can yield increased productivity.  But sometimes, even though we’ve factored in our time preferences, we still find ourselves in need of a productivity boost.  That happened to me this morning. […]

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De-cluttering? Honor Who You Are Now & Who You’re Becoming

I’d like to share a comment from a reader who played the #MinsGame in February.  She was excited to report the release of a significant number items and sent me the following message: Hi, Andrea – week one of the challenge – Collected things throughout the week and escorted them out of the house today. 28 items and […]

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Your Turn: What Are You Most Proud of Releasing in February?

February has come and gone.  A number of you played the #MinsGame along with me in February, venturing to release 406 items over the course of 28 days. Today I’m anxious to hear your success stories!  What was it like attempting to meet this goal?  How many items did you end up letting go of?  What are […]

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What are Your Productivity Time Preferences?

When do you do your best thinking?  Your most productive thinking?  The thinking that yields the most AH-HA!!! moments? When do you have the most energy?  When are you most ready to take on the world?  Morning, afternoon, evening, or after everyone else has gone to bed? Which day of the week do you get […]

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Got Productivity Apps? Eric Tivers Does!

Today I’d like to introduce you to Eric Tivers, ADHD Therapist and Coach, who spoke at the 2014 CHADD Conference this past November on the topic of productivity apps.  His presentation was so engaging and informative I not only tweeted about it, but I asked to interview him for my blog.  Hopefully you’ll appreciate what he […]

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The #MinsGame ~ Want to play?

A few months back I shared the story of my sister and I playing the #MinsGame  (created by The Minimalists and formally known as the Minimalism Game). The basic premise of the game is to compete against yourself or others in releasing unneeded items from your life.  In playing the game in October, my sister and […]

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New Year, New Beginnings…Set Yourself Up For Success!

I wasn’t planning to write a post this morning on New Year’s resolutions.  In fact, when a client asked my opinion on New Year’s resolutions a few weeks ago I replied, “My feeling is that if you want to create change in your life there is no reason to wait for a traditional day, such […]

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Tools for Getting Clearer on Your Goals

I spent some time with my vision board this past weekend, with the intention of getting clearer on my goals for 2015. I last wrote about my vision board a couple of years ago.  Here is a little of what I shared about a vision board then: A vision board is a collection of visual images […]

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Gratitude, It’s Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

This isn’t a long post, because I know you’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and I don’t want to “gobble” up your time. (Sorry, that was horrible, but I couldn’t resist.) Thanksgiving as we all know is the day on which we express thanks or gratitude.  Today I’d like to convince you to consider practicing gratitude […]

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Top Five Conference Take Aways – 2014

I make a point of attending several professional conferences each year.  This year I chose the International Coach Federation Conference in Cleveland in June, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization‘s Conference in Nashville in September and the International CHADD Conference in Chicago in November, where I also presented with colleague Sue West on the topic of […]

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Less is Definitely More When You Play the #MinsGame!

Have you played the #MinsGame yet?   It’s the creation of Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, two guys originally from Ohio who are now known as The Minimalists. The rules of the #MinsGame are simple.  A new #MinsGame starts on the first day of each month.  On the first day you release one item by […]

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How Could You Benefit From a Support Team?

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time of late helping clients upgrade their support teams. Support teams are beneficial because we can’t do everything ourselves and the people you may already have supporting you most likely can’t support you in all the ways you need. I’m guessing you already have people on your support team – […]

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Have You Given Thought to Your Values Lately?

When was the last time you actively gave thought to your values?  Not the values of stocks in your portfolio or the values of baseball cards in your collection, YOUR values, your personal values to be specific. These values are something few individuals take the time to consider, let alone build an awareness of.  I […]

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