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Word of the Year

Instead of creating a list of resolutions, try something different… select a Word to be your central focus and navigate the direction of your year ahead. This word, of your choosing, will help you set (and reset as needed) the intention of...

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Technology Timeout

Recently, my husband and I went out to dinner. After we placed our order, we noticed a family of 4 sitting at a nearby table. Everyone at the table was looking down at their phones. No one was speaking to the other.  What happened to family time...

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Improve Your Sleep. Improve Your Productivity.

  What does sleep have to do with productivity? A lot!! Poor sleep hygiene negatively impacts your ability to focus, your working memory, decision making and problem-solving skills. According to the Sleep Foundation.Org here are the...

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A Healthy Home means a Healthy YOU!

  I have seen, first hand, how your home and work environment can affect your health.  If someone is happy with their surroundings it can positively impact their mood, energy level and overall attitude.  Conversely, if someone is unhappy...

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Family Communication Made Easy!

Managing a home is similar to managing a company. It requires document management, communication, planning, meetings, logistics and negotiation. A Family Command Center is an efficient system to manage your household and all those who live in it...

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Teens & Time Management – the Stuff they don’t teach in school

  Teenagers today are busier than ever; school, part-time job, sports, clubs, church group, friends, and let’s not forget… device time. This lifestyle creates a hectic and busy day with no time to waste. Here are 4 simple tips to help your...

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The next time you declutter, don’t forget to do this…

Excess clutter can be an issue in every area of the home including your medicine cabinet, first aid and makeup bags. Most municipalities will schedule a Drug Take back day (usually in April)  or they may provide a permanent kiosk to safely...

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Don’t do it all…Delegate!

Have you ever thought…. “I’m the only one who gets it right, so I may as well do it myself.” “I like it a certain way, so I’ll just do it.”  “There is no one else that can do it.”   If...

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Want to be More Productive? Get Moving.

  The message of regular exercise to promote wellness is not new. However, did you know that exercise or movement of any kind can be useful in the workplace? In the ‘sit less, move more’ workplace study results indicated an...

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Eat the Frog!

Eat the Frog!   Procrastination – the act of delaying or putting off a task.  At some point, we all procrastinate on some task. All of us. Yes, including me. Here’s the thing about procrastination; it’s not going away so we need to outsmart...

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Before you hit ‘Send’ read this…

Email Thread Etiquette    An email thread is an email message that includes all subsequent replies in chronological order.   Here are some basic courtesy tips to use with email threads:   1.) Restate the topic or refer to the topic as mentioned...

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Stop Interrupting Me!

Establish Boundaries to Limit Interruptions Are you getting very little accomplished because of family and co-workers interrupting you? There are many benefits to working in the company of others (home or office)- collaboration, comfort, and...

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