Take a Vacation from Coasting

Summer break isn’t a great excuse for missing goals, neglecting to return correspondence or failing to line up prospects once your actual vacation ends.


It’s summer. Unofficially, anyway, but we all know that Memorial Day tends to usher in thoughts of long weekends, visions of oceanic horizons and feelings of the sand between our toes. Those are just a few of the beauties displayed by this wonderful season. And don’t get me wrong, I want you to enjoy it. […]

Keeping the ‘Summer Diet’ All Year Round

That jaunt to the farmer’s market might provide a little fresh air, exercise and boost of nutrition, but I bet we can do even better. Take full advantage of this weather (where and when permitting) and walk or bike to work.


Memorial Day crept up on you, didn’t it? It crept up on me, too, and, likely, millions of other Americans. A three-day weekend can be a very pleasant surprise to many – and the summer season is almost always met with excitement, vacations and fun. That is, unless you don’t feel fully prepared for it. […]

Distraction Distress

Idle conversation, newspapers, video games, text messages, emails, even mindless eating can all act as time fillers, making us feel “busy” when all they really do is detract from the task at hand.


Everyone knows I’m a big fan of minimalism. I think anything that simplifies your life while requiring you to prioritize what matters most is a good thing. Living with less also has other benefits, however. One of the biggest is a clear focus. It’s amazing how deeply you can hone your attention when you remove […]

Routine Maintenance

Continue to craft and hone the habit once it’s established, remaining unafraid to alter or altogether drop any activity that no longer produces viable results. Chances are there is another parallel opportunity that can harvest the same crops.


You might have noticed I talk a lot about habits on this blog and whether they are good or bad. Obviously, any activity that produces positive results with little to no downside is something you want to incorporate into your life on a regular basis, be it daily, monthly or even annually. The danger of […]

Aging Gracefully

I’ve been a fan of the Eat This, Not That strategy for some time, which was why I was happy to see a recent post on ways we can improve our overall health after the age of 40. This is something I’m working very hard on myself, and I bet I’m not the only one.


Whether we like it or not, time is moving on. This can be a great thing as it helps us build memories, realize goals we’ve achieved and ultimately see just how far we’ve come. It can also be less than ideal, however, as we face a new set of challenges surrounding our health, wellness and […]