Curing The Clutter Epidemic

“Curing The Clutter Epidemic: Why Americans Have So Much Stuff, And How We Can Learn To Hold On To What Really Matters” By: Kathleen Parrish Published in July/August 2010 edition of  “The Saturday Evening Post” We live in a world of things, of junk, of stuff.  This fact was brought home to me – literally […]

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Trigger Notes: Simple Reminders

To start your day off on the right track, try the “Trigger Note” technique. Find a spot somewhere in your morning routine that you know you’ll see every day. Mirrors tend to be a great spot (the bathroom mirror, bedroom mirror, even the car rear-view mirror works well), but almost any place where you know […]

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 Psychology of Clutter

My last column on the psychology of clutter resulted in more reader response then any column topic I’ve covered in the past.  Readers have called my office, sent me e-mail, and even stopped me in the grocery store to say how much they agreed with my commentary on how clutter has begun to burden our […]

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Financial Stress

Those of us who are old enough to remember “Popeye”’, also remember the quote made by hamburger-loving Wimpy, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.”  This notion of having what we want now, with the intention of paying for it later, seems to have become a mainstay of American life. For many people, […]

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 Tips For Better Time Management

How many times have you taken a book or two or three with you on a trip, only to return home with not one of them read?  We are all horrible at calculating free time.  We start off with high expectations only to become disappointed when confronted by reality. Each week we have the gift […]

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What Happy People Know

You don’t need a degree in psychology to know when you’re off-track, but sometimes it creeps up on you. It can seem like you wake up one day and realize that things are not right. These are a few of the signs: You don’t want to get out of bed. You have a hard time […]

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