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The Year Of… ?

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A favourite habit of mine is naming my day / week / year - giving each one a theme or a focus. I'll have a day of Ideas or week of Calm, and picking the name makes me smile, even when my teenagers roll their eyes at me repeating the really good ones way too…

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email Magic

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At my work, we had a productivity expert do a training session with us, and she asked how many emails we each had in our inbox. The answers - in a team of 15 people - ranged from 4 to 800. Everyone on the team works in a similar job, with a similar volume of…

My Passion Planner

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I love planners. I love them so much that I used to start at least three or four every year - shopping for them was too much fun! I made my own too. I don't remember how I first learned about Passion Planners, but it was over 3 years ago, and I haven't bought another…

How do you want to live your life?

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“What do you want to achieve in your life?” It was a question that made me uncomfortable when I was first asked as a teenager. I thought it was because I was young. Now I'm in my 50's and I still don't know what I want do with my life, though I have some solid ideas…

ALL THE PENS!

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Our home is full of space and openness - every room has clear surfaces, with only houseplants and truly treasured items out on display. It's not a stark minimalist look - it's a colourful and cozy 100+ year old house, just with not much stuff. It's me and my two teenagers (and often their friends),…

Powerful Books

A side effect of writing down my random thoughts is that I know the exact date when everything changed, when one of those thoughts was an epiphany.  On April 4, 2015, I was sitting in Bryant Park in NYC (I already knew it was a magic place, this day’s events cemented it.) I was tired…

Treasured Tools

Have I mentioned my love of ink on paper? For me, writing things down is a meditative, sensory experience. The physical act of handwriting calms me and gives me joy. I also find that using a paper schedule helps my brain plan better - I rely on my computer schedule, and also write things into…