Practicing Gratitude: A Path to Productivity

Practicing Gratitude: A Path to Productivity

This week, millions of Americans come together to give thanks and eat too much. The food part of the holiday tends to get a lot of attention (with good reason; hello, pumpkin pie), but the gratitude piece is what I’m thinking a lot about this week. I see a clear...
Finding More Time: Now or Never!

Finding More Time: Now or Never!

Do you ever think about writing a novel but it never seems like the right time to get started? If so, November is that right time. (Stick with me, non-writers – it’s an important time for you too!)  November is NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a...
Does It Feel Like Time Is Speeding Up?

Does It Feel Like Time Is Speeding Up?

It’s a scary time of year, and not just for people who are afraid of spiders and ghosts and sugar-dosed kids. Time seems to speed up after Halloween, doesn’t it?   For one thing, you might already be thinking about Thanksgiving planning, or you’ll need to start right...
Is Task Switching Killing Your Productivity?

Is Task Switching Killing Your Productivity?

I want you to imagine this scenario: you’re relaxing on the couch, reading a mystery novel. You’re nearing the end; all the evidence has been laid out, the case is getting good and you can picture the scene perfectly. It’s totally engrossing – then suddenly, the phone...