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RECENT BLOG POSTS
As so often happens in real estate, yesterday there was yet another “emergency” that needed to be dealt with immediately. Or did it? Sometimes I feel like I’m the “victim” of someone else’s misguided attempt at problem solving that only creates more anxiety and confusion.  I admit I have a more l...
11/01/2019
The premise of the article with the provocative title is that a study found those with this trait tend to live longer lives than others. The trait is based on the personality types classified in what is called the Big Five test.The author explains that on every version of this personality test, s...
10/01/2019
I was literally replaying a scenario in my head – as I often do – and mumbling a few things out loud when this article popped up on my screen. It begins by noting that odds are good that at some point in our adult life, we’ve talked to ourselves — in our head, or even out loud. Yup! The author sa...
09/01/2019
I don’t necessarily want to “talk like a boss” as the article title states, but there are times when I would like to be more assertive and self-assured.  The article’s author suggests there are ways to accomplish this, by utilizing certain phrases that allow us to be more in control.  The article...
08/01/2019
It seems to me that much of what we encounter in our daily lives can be viewed on a scale of whether our actions are productive, beneficial, wealth inducing or annoying, frustrating, boring, etc. You get the picture.I think of my shortcomings and inadequacies as areas that require attention and d...
07/01/2019
Can a pill/tablet/caplet/gel cap/softgel really make us smarter? As a long time fan of the popular TV show Jeopardy – and Jeopardy contestant washout – the title of this article was intriguing. Many years ago while living in LA I tried out for Jeopardy. It was pretty simple: go to the studio, wai...
06/01/2019
Can’t concentrate? According to one reporter’s research, our offices are often designed in ways that may impede our productivity. The article addresses business offices, not in-home offices but the take-away seems applicable to wherever we work on a daily basis. So if we find it hard to get any r...
05/01/2019
An article on “self acceptance” caught my eye because it reinforced what has always been obvious to me (although I forget on a daily basis), and that is how mechanical some of our behaviors/reactions really are. Often we simply dredge up emotions and feelings from our past experiences and don’t r...
04/01/2019
It’s likely that every cell phone user has heard all the advice about how to limit one’s usage so it’s not obsessive. But I wasn’t aware that there were actually times during the day (and night) when it would best not to check our phones. A recent article discussed this topic and offered some dis...
03/01/2019
I make daily notes on my calendar and planner, write separate lists of necessary tasks and have all kinds of reminders. My problem is I often forget to check all these lists and notes. I really need a reminder for the reminder!  I’m talking about things besides medical and medical related appoint...
02/01/2019