Monthly Archives: November 2013

book review – Shopping

Because the big spending season is upon us, I thought it would be a good time to direct attention to WHY people shop. More than 18 million Americans are shopaholics and many more haven’t yet been identified. Instead of shopping … Continue reading

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Take It or Leave It?

I was in North Carolina this past weekend and stayed at the Springhill Suites in Chapel Hill. It was a lovely hotel and the room was very comfortable. Like most hotels, there were cute, little bottles of toiletries in the bathroom. … Continue reading

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Use Less Stuff Day

What do you do the Thursday before Thanksgiving? Your answer could include shopping for ingredients for a Thanksgiving feast or preparing your home for guests or getting a start on gift shopping. What if you did something different this year? … Continue reading

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national memory screening day

Everyone forgets things. Overscheduling, disorganization and clutter all contribute to confusion and forgetfulness, as does aging. Tuesday, November 19 is National Memory Screening Day, created by The Alzheimer’s Association to encourage people to seek information about memory decline and to … Continue reading

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pursuit of happiness week

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Ghandi This week is Pursuit of Happiness Week, although I think the group that originated it no longer exists. Although I can’t … Continue reading

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The Motivation Myth

Why are some people successful at reaching their goals while others aren’t? Is it because they’re more highly motivated? Scientists have been studying what makes us do what we do and one of the things they have found is that … Continue reading

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