5 Tips to Keep From Going Insane During the Holidays

Face it. The holidays make us all a little crazy. Deep in the recesses of our minds we long for that magic when we were kids, before we figured out “Santa” was just dad or a crazy uncle or the guy with a beard in Continue reading 5 Tips to Keep From Going Insane During the Holidays

“…What we believe in, We have time for…”

[tweetmeme] “Our calendar is our creed. What we believe in, we have time for.”  Mary Bevis Here’s my version: “Our Checkbook is our Creed: What we believe in, we have money for.” There are always things we wish we could buy… things we know we Continue reading “…What we believe in, We have time for…”

When Losing is Winning

These are serious times. There are an abundance of Lessons to be learned and Changes to be made. In the midst of these, you have some opportunities to make critical life decisions. Take a deep breath and be willing to keep working on the solution that is uniquely right for you. Continue reading When Losing is Winning

Great Way to save money on your electric bill

Love this Economist blog on a little gizmo that attaches to your appliances and tells you how much of an energy vampire each one of them is. Gives you a lot more control over your electric bill. Read about the potential smart grid being developed Continue reading Great Way to save money on your electric bill

Holy Smokes! Hawaii is on Sale!

I had to just get the word out there. I go to Hawaii every 6 weeks or so to work. The fares this summer for all travel have been a nightmare. Cuts into your profits. But – I just went online to book my Hawaii Continue reading Holy Smokes! Hawaii is on Sale!

The Real Secret to Life Happiness?

Actually, I could title this, “The Real Secret to Life UN-happiness just as easily. In tracking my  progress over the decades, it’s easy to see the ups and downs. Much like standing on a mountain and looking back over the path you’ve walked to get Continue reading The Real Secret to Life Happiness?

Cultivating Resilience is a good idea

The Resilience of the Human spirit. That’s what captivates me. Watching little kids dance. Seeing an older couple on a walk, still holding hands. Hearing a stadium full of kids in Hawaii singing (and signing) the YMCA song. I love watching people connect; love seeing Continue reading Cultivating Resilience is a good idea

Focus on the Good Stuff … The Economy will come back

It’s halfway through May and the people who actually meant their New Years’ Resolutions are still showing up at the gym. A woman with a Raphaelite body creeps in and tries to hide out at the back of the aerobics class. I restrain an impulse Continue reading Focus on the Good Stuff … The Economy will come back

Tax Day and the Titanic

The British Luxury Liner Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic 96 years ago today. You ever wonder if those crazy kids who created April 15 as our tax deadline had a quirky sense of humor in their choice of the date? Continue reading Tax Day and the Titanic