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    January 19, 2018

    Though I wouldn’t willingly come within 100 feet of a bungee jump, I’ve been flinging myself off metaphorical cliffs just about ever since I can remember.  Sans bungee cord.  Sans parachute. 

    Not for the thrill of it, oh no.  It’s just that over and over, taki...

    December 19, 2017

    Many of us think about the things we’d like to acquire and achieve in that untouched year ahead, all sparkling and fresh and full of potential—yet we also know that New Year’s resolutions can be very hard to keep.  We want to soar in the next twelve months… but will it...

    November 16, 2017

    The past three years or so have brought more and more of my attention to my thumbs.  Why?  Because their worn-out joints complain many times a day.  And I can’t blame them for weakening and hurting.  Look at all they’ve done for me, for three quarters of a century!...

    October 31, 2017

    Ever have trouble getting things done?  No, of course not!  Whoever would imagine such a thing??? 

    In this society, it seems we’re always trying to do Too Much, Too Fast.  And it’s not only our accuracy and creativity that suffers from this tsunami of tasks, i...

    October 30, 2017

    No time to get it done?  Projects gathering cobwebs?  Unfinished projects piling up on your desk, in your house, on your conscience? Use the Initiative Builder when you have difficulty getting started on a lengthy, complex or daunting project. 

    Setting a time by wh...

    October 29, 2017

    This group of activities will help you stay “up” for your work, focus on it more clearly, and actually complete the job more quickly than if you tried to work straight through without heeding your body and mind’s cries of distress when their natural rhythms and needs a...

    October 28, 2017

    Interestingly, the best remedies for inability to keep your mind one-pointedly on the task at hand are the same as the Pacing Strategies (see post above).  So if lack of focus is your main productivity issue, I recommend you start with those.  If, however, you’re alrea...

    September 24, 2017

    We make such an enemy of age in our society, don’t we?  And since I’ve learned that the sooner I convert my self-created enemies to friends the happier I’ll be, lately I’ve been considering ageing.  How can I befriend it?  Most of us, as we get “up there” a bit, turn o...

    July 28, 2017

    “A tiny crystal in your inner ear, smaller than a grain of sand, moved the wrong way and pressed on the nerves that tell you which way is up,” the earnest young ER doctor explained.   I had been sitting quietly at my kitchen table when the world turned into a gigantic...

    June 26, 2017

    It was my turn.  Eyes closed, I felt the purple velvet mantle of the Master Hypnotherapist drop onto my shoulders and heard my revered teacher Ilene invoking my new role as helper and guide.   But instead of rejoicing, I was filled with doubt and terror…...

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