Do You Apologize When You Shouldn’t? A New Perspective

I did something recently. You’ve done it, too, I’m sure. Many times, if you’re at all like me, which I’m guessing you are. (Tell me I’m not the only one!) But before we get to the thing, let me set the stage. The new year prompted me to join “just a few” self-improvement challenges. (I […]

How to Enjoy A CALMER Life, Free From Decision Fatigue

We make a gazillion decisions each day. Or at least, it feels like we do. And the more decisions in a day, the worse our decisions are by the end of the day — the research backs me up on this. Following are 6 ways to defeat decision fatigue. The acrostic CALMER will help you […]

Why Your Decision to Eat Less at the Holidays is the Wrong One

That was dumb! I can’t believe I did it again. I’d decided I wasn’t going to overeat at the holiday dinner — and I meant it! The day of the event, I was confident; this year was going to be different. I’d even noticed the cute pants in my closet and grinned to myself: Before […]

How to Make Fewer Decisions and Gain More Freedom

“No more questions! If I have to decide one more thing today, I’ll explode!” Another Mother of the Year moment. I can’t remember the question he asked, but I know it came at the end of an interminable day, which required excruciating decisions. Or maybe it capped off a humdrum day filled with no end […]

Do Easy Decisions Make You Feel Dumb? You’re Not Alone

How can this be? I’m a bright girl. I have lots to say. Some might even argue, “too much to say.” <ahem> So why can’t I decide what to write about?! I get so frustrated with myself. This should be an easy decision. 249 ideas float through my head, and my task: choose one to […]

The One Thing More Powerful Than Goal-Setting — How to Triumph in the New Year

The words taunt me: TODAY’S TOP 3: (What will make today a win for you?) Am I the only one? Or do the words in your daily planner poke at you also? Perhaps like you, I’ve read books and blog posts about setting goals. taken goal-setting classes. written SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and […]

How to Be Calm in Anxious Times

A cup of fresh-brewed coffee in hand, you open the laptop to begin your day, but as soon as you see the headline, your heart sinks. Something horrible has happened — again. Click the picture. Skim for details. It’s too early to know much. Google it, look at three more news reports. Your stomach flip-flops. The […]