A Handy Way to De-Stress

When I wrote my first book 10 years ago, I didn’t dream it was the beginning of my own stress free-er path. I did it to help those other people, don’t ya know. wink wink. The response when it came out confirmed my observation that we’re all a little too uptight for...

Good Days Start With Good Mornings

I didn’t learn the importance of “slow” until I moved to this island 10 years ago. I’d never put much thought into what I was doing, getting up every day and immediately launching into that day’s list of obligations. I didn’t have a choice… or so I...

Carol’s WeeBlog

“Grant yourself a moment of peace and you will understand how foolishly you have scurried about….”  first part of a Chinese proverb.  I’ve said this in many ways over the past nine years of blogging about slowing down, simplifying and doing...

The Magical List: Braking your Busy Brain

I asked the window washer what bugged him the most in his life right now. (I get bored with my own perspective sometimes.) His answer surprised me, “Having too many projects going at once. Too much to think about.” Only 30 and he’s already feeling the stress of too...

Good Ideas Hover, Just Waiting for the Chance to Attack.

Getting smart takes time. I’m startled when a simple solution dawns on me because it seems soooo obvious. How could I have not thought of it before? The expression “DUH” is perfect for me because getting smart has only been coming in dribbles so far. It’s taking what...

View “Free Time” as Productive

Tom Trimbath and I rockin’ One of my readers gave me this tip, which I didn’t think I needed. But I do. I’m realizing more and more that I start each day with this question in my head “What do I have to do today?” This perspective automatically pushes anything...

What Stresses You? – 5/11

I’ve been sick for a week, which seems like two, and it’s given me time to think. For six years I’ve been suggesting ways to improve your lives. My qualification? I am a prudent student of human behavior and see a sea of misery around me every day. The stress of...

Start an Anti-Busy Campaign – 2/11

Can someone please start an an anti-busy campaign? There IS something called the Slow Movement in Europe but, by definition, it’s not made significant progress across the pond yet. Today I revisited the website of Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slow and Under...