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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ICTs for you from my eLearning Africa workshop – 3 rules & 3×3 tools

  ‘Are you on the beach?’ my partner asked me. ‘I don’t know,’ I replied, ‘it’s dark & I can’t see.’   I was newly landed in Mauritius, a tiny speck of an island off the east coast of Africa. The evening opening reception for the eLearning Africa 2017 conference was kicking off, where I’d […]

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Conflict resolution scripts designed to reduce overwhelm & amp up your ease

To throw, catch & keep in the air, several things simultaneously. Recognize what word that’s a definition for?  Do you recognize yourself in it?  I hope so because you’re probably a master at doing it. That’s the definition of juggling. Overwhelm with a capital O Juggling all you need to do for your work, your […]

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Understanding differences – 5 simple words that can lead to conflict resolution

I leap out of my seat involuntarily while clamping my teeth together only slightly less hard than I’m pressing my lips together because I’m afraid what I’ll say if I open my mouth. My throat feels like it’s narrower than a pin though, so I’m not sure I could speak.  My breathing is shallow & fast.  […]

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From mud to migraines – how marrying my opposite gave birth to Life Lenses™

‘Do you get headaches doing that?,’ my boyfriend asked me, genuinely puzzled, while peering over my shoulder. ‘Say what?!,’ I thought, confused as mud, as I continued making my lists, relaxing into the task of sorting through the flotsam & jetsam of our lives & putting it all down in neatly organized lists. (Yes lists, […]

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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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Bringing ease & efficiency – say it with me ‘ease & efficiency’ – to you & your life

Who wants some ease?  Some efficiency? When time is tight, demands are high and stress is all you can see and feel around you … bring on the ease & efficiency. When time is loose, demands are low and stress is a dot on the far  horizon, still … bring on more ease & efficiency. […]

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