A New Twist on Carpe Diem

Remember the scene from the movie “Dead Poets Society” where Robin Williams, the teacher, encourages the students to carpe diem – seize the day? What a motivating, energizing moment! While Williams’ character wanted to encourage young men to take risks and pursue their futures with gusto, I believe there is another lesson for all of

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“Just This Once”

Ever give in to temptation with the rationale of “just this once”? Did it turn into more? These three words swallow good intentions whole. In my experience, most people are intelligent and well intentioned. They have a clear understanding of what they can and should do to be efficient and effective. The trouble typically surfaces

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I Can’t Remember

Memory is a big subject – much bigger than a blog post! But nothing is more frustrating than not being able to remember something you need – it feels disorganized and out of control. Forgetting things wastes time and frustrates us. For some, failing memory is an indicator of a bigger problem. I’ve heard that

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All About New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again… are resolutions worth it? Every year, at the end of December, many people go through the interesting ritual of making resolutions. “Lose weight” or “exercise more” are popular choices, as are resolutions to complete a specific task. But are resolutions really a good idea? The majority of our good

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I Hate Packing

Do you loving going on vacation but hate packing? That’s because packing requires making a LOT of decisions, and most of us don’t like having to make decisions. But having a system for packing makes the whole process easier. Below you will find a “basic” packing list. Feel free to copy this list and keep

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