Monthly Archives: January 2012

I Lost 20 Pounds in 1 Weekend!

Sounds like an ad for one of those dubious weight-loss products.  I didn’t lose that kind of weight, though.Saturday I went through the guest-room closet and replaced a rolling cart with a larger one from the basement.  I keep gifts … Continue reading

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letting go of the bad stuff

Every January I have a shredding party. Because I save seven years’ worth of income-tax paperwork, I discard everything that’s eight years old. I can’t just toss it, though. I have to look through it and reminisce as I shred. … Continue reading

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Perfectionism

Last week I was talking to someone who said that striving for perfection is not about excellence, but about seeking approval.  She made a good case for the theory, using examples of children who seek approval from parents and teachers. … Continue reading

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motivational language

I was talking to a friend earlier this week about the trend toward giving kids a trophy just for participating and how it affects their self-esteem. Later that day I found an article  in the Washington Post that addressed the same … Continue reading

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Resuming Routines

Recently I spent three weeks out of the office, traveling for business.  Although I enjoyed the work, being away from home was stressful.  I have created routines that keep my home and business running smoothly.  When I had to revise … Continue reading

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get organized month

January is Get Organized MonthSM, sponsored by the  National Association of Professional Organizers.  Since “get organized” is often on New Year’s resolution lists, January is a good time to focus on organizing projects. Stores and Web sites capitalize on the trend … Continue reading

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GO Month

January is Get Organized (GO) MonthSM, sponsored by the National Association of Professional Organizers. Many people make New Year’s resolutions hoping they’ll make better use of their time and money.    I’ve written before about resolutions and how most people don’t … Continue reading

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