The More Of Minimalism

The More Of Minimalism

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”  ~Lao Tzu Since becoming an accidental minimalist, I’ve regularly been asked what it’s like to live with less.  My answer… I don’t.  I have more than ever. There is a common misconception that minimalists live a life of deprivation. ...

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How To Be Happy

How To Be Happy

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy Do you know someone who’s happy?  Not just someone who smiles when you greet them.  I’m talking about someone who’s genuinely happy, someone who savors life.  I’m one of those people. Guess what?  Happy people have shitty lives too.  Bad things happen to us.  People piss us off.  We get into accidents.  Our partners are...

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5 Signs That You Are Sacrificing Too Much For Your Career, And 5 Strategies To Regain Balance

5 Signs That You Are Sacrificing Too Much For Your Career, And 5 Strategies To Regain Balance

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. -Thomas Merton  “You’re not as important as you think you are.”  My colleague was kidding, but the words stung, probably because they were true. I was recently struck by a flu virus which inconveniently turned into pneumonia.  I was bedridden for two weeks and was in no shape to work, even from...

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Your #1 New Year’s Resolution for 2011

Your #1 New Year’s Resolution for 2011

An optimist stays up to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughn ‘Tis the season. Every year as January 1st approaches, people talk about their New Year’s resolutions. I’ll lose weight, exercise more, stop smoking, spend more time with my kids and work less.  The lists can go on and on.  To be honest, New Year’s resolutions...

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Achieve More With Your Limited Time Using Smooth Transitions

Achieve More With Your Limited Time Using Smooth Transitions

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. -John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) If I could give you an extra hour every day, would you take it?  Of course you would.  One of the most common complaints people have today is their limited time.  With work, family, chores and other responsibilities, we often find ourselves with too much to do and not enough time to do it. I can help. On your mark, get...

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