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Why You Should Prepare Now for a Great New Year

Why You Should Prepare Now for a Great New Year

December is a fun and busy time. So, I don’t always have time to tie up loose ends and get things prepared for a flying start to the new year. I love the holiday season with all the parties,...

Write a Thank You Note that Makes a Difference

Write a Thank You Note that Makes a Difference

A little thank you can go a long way. "Who does not thank for little will not thank for much." – Estonian Proverb Every year I send out my article, The 9-Step Formula for Forgiveness, around...

You Need a Massage More than You May Realize

You Need a Massage More than You May Realize

When I lived in New York City, every Friday after work I’d go to the late great Raja Shaheen—I do miss her so much—for a completely relaxing head-to-toe massage. Absolutely blissful! This erased the...

Sustainable Gifts for The Holidays

Sustainable Gifts for The Holidays

Over the last few years, I have shifted my gift-giving and personal consumption towards sustainable gifts. And it’s that time of year again! The holidays are just around the corner. With the ongoing...

NaNoWriMo 2022 – Write that Book!

NaNoWriMo 2022 – Write that Book!

The fandabidozi year of challenges continues on! And November just happens to be the official NaNoWriMo month. So I’m taking advantage of the writing hustle and bustle that will be in the air to...

My Favorite Decluttering Quotes and Tips

My Favorite Decluttering Quotes and Tips

A quick update on the clutter-clearing challenge: This month is my self-imposed 30-day Decluttering Challenge. So far, I’ve found 20 cookbooks from my vast collection to donate. Then, unprompted, my...

Maximize Your Happiness

Maximize Your Happiness

Do you maximize or satisfice? My husband says that no matter what we do, I’m never satisfied. Actually, I’m very content with the lovely life we’ve created. At the same time, I’m always looking for...

Reinvent Yourself with a Mid-Life Career Change

Reinvent Yourself with a Mid-Life Career Change

What is one sure-fire way to know it's time for a career change? Hitting the snooze alarm every morning and dragging yourself to work. If you dread Mondays, let me assure you that it is time to find...

Manage Risk and Allocate Smartly

Manage Risk and Allocate Smartly

Is there another way to manage risk than having a buy and hold strategy? Maybe if you allocate smartly. William Bengen, the financial advisor who came up with the 4% rule of thumb for retirement...

Are you too busy to be happy?

Are you too busy to be happy?

If someone asks you how you are and you answer, “Busy” instead of “Fine” then you are too busy! This calls for immediate intervention. Inevitably, we all have busy times in our lives when we are...

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