Monthly Archives: October 2014

book review – the checklist manifesto

I love checklists. To-do lists, packing lists, shopping lists, menu lists, procedure lists – I’ve made them and used them and recommend them highly. When I worked in Human Resources, for example, I created a list to confirm that new employees … Continue reading

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Quote: It Isn’t Your Stuff That Makes You Happy

It is a matter of realizing that your happiness does not depend on your ownership of things. They help you in your journey but they are not the journey itself. ― Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui … Continue reading

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health maintenance

We all know that it’s important to take good care of ourselves, which includes routine medical tests and follow-up visits. You can lose track of inoculation dates and test results if you don’t have a place to store that information. … Continue reading

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Overcoming Perfectionism-Triggered Procrastination

Victoria Maxwell, a playwright and actor, has created award-winning shows that explore her experiences with bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis and recovery. In an articlefor Psychology Today, she writes about the “Vicious Triangle” created by perfectionism, anxiety & depression. Whether or … Continue reading

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more about hoarding

I received so much feedback about my book review of Stuff that I wanted to share more resources about hoarding. Jaime Darkwood writes about what it’s like to live with someone who has hoarding tendencies and how to keep the … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Why am I so forgetful?

A reader told me that, like many people, she leaves things out so she doesn’t forget about them or she creates complicated systems for remembering to do things. With everything you have going on, is it any surprise that you forget … Continue reading

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product review – filofax

As a longtime Franklin Covey user, I was hesitant to make the change to another brand of planner. I wanted something smaller than the Pocket size, but needed something that had space to write where I needed to be on … Continue reading

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