10 tips for uncluttering your life, not just your stuff – Part Two

  Don’t pass go, stop & chop first.   It stands to reason that if we have less stuff in the first place then we have less stuff to organize, clean, schlepp etc. It’s a basic formula but one we tend to forgo.   Based on a recent personal experience of getting my beloved’s side […]

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10 tips for uncluttering your life, not just your stuff

Does the name Marie Kondo ring a bell? She’s the Japanese de-cluttering guru that people are gaga over. (If you don’t know her work check out this summary of her approach by Cate La Farge Summers.)   Like me, you probably spend a lot of time organizing, cleaning & schlepping stuff from one room to […]

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What needs birthing by you? What needs midwifing?

‘There are some types of victories that need to be midwifed, good things come from very far’ says Peninah, in response to a recent post of mine.  Another reader Vera, recently wrote me about being intrigued with the magic & miracle of birth. Voila a theme plus an idea for a blog post. Birthing.  Midwifing. […]

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“I tell it like it is as seen through my narrow view lens.” ~Tom Peters

We all have lenses that influence what we see as important, what we pay attention to, what we take action on & what we ignore because we sense it’s unfamiliar, awkward, uncomfortable or simply not a priority.   In my last post I talked about how a question my then boyfriend asked me led to […]

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Replacing the grinding & gnashing of teeth that technology can induce with some chortles

If you’ve ever found yourself grinding your teeth during a conference call then prepare to chortle while relating to this short video below. I teach a course on using social media for learning & development purposes & one thing that most of my participants have in common is frustration with technology.  It’s an inclusive club. […]

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5 apps to turn your smartphone into a personal assistant

I’ve been using a virtual assistant through Get Friday for years now.  The cultural differences sometimes get us stuck (he works from India) but the efficiency makes for some kind of humming along. That’s why my interest was perked with this article reprinted below from Mashable.  Check it out.  Happy humming. 1. Google Now Word […]

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A tool for accessing, expanding, stretching & sharing your knowledge

How do you curate knowledge?  How do you access it, expand it, stretch it, use it, share it? It’s tough in these days of volume overload where news headlines flash faster than my friend’s toddler can go from happy & calm to the world-is-ending-now. That’s why I was drawn to this article about a 6 […]

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HabitRPG- an app that combines productivity with gaming

Digital literacy.  Digital divide.  ICTs (Information Communication Technologies), MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Social Media, it’s enough to make your head spin. I’ve gleefully just dived into reading ‘Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out – Kids living & learning with new media’, which is why this Habit app caught my attention. HabitRPG  is a […]

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Goals + Opportunities + Flexible Focus + Saying Yes + Saying No (one mom’s advice on her kid’s career days)

What would you talk about if you were to give a talk at your kid’s school on career day?  I was asked to give a talk at my kid’s school recently & here’s what I came up with: 1. Goals: have ’em 2. Opportunities: make ’em & take ’em 3. Flexible focus: focus like a […]

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Studying entrepreneurship without doing it ….

Studying entrepreneurship without doing it …is like studying the appreciation of music without listening to it, says Seth Godin. The cost of setting up a lemonade stand (or whatever metaphorical equivalent you dream up) is almost 100% internal. Until you confront the fear and discomfort of being in the world and saying, “here, I made […]

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