Why I Don’t Read (Many) Novels

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buy klonopin no prescriptionI read a lot. This week I finished my 63rd book of 2013, meaning I’m well on my way accomplishing my 150-book annual goal by New Year’s Eve. That said, I don’t read a lot of novels. Last year, I can count on ten fingers the number of novels I read among […]

50 Ways to Say No

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I’m learning to say no. Heck, anyone who’s word of the year is REST better start getting better at it, right? In attempts to practice my NO muscle, I pulled together a list of 50 ways to go about saying the dirty word. The important part about NO? It should be: truthful, firm, and not […]

This Week in the World (Links)

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This week, I watched Lincoln. A good movie, if long. I drank Kombucha, which I love, but realized how important it is that it is cold. Ice cold. I read some more books, and particularly liked Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv and Paris. The picture? From months […]

How to Waste Time Well

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I’m not always good at wasting time. When I don’t try, I can be found some Saturdays lying on a couch somewhere watching a delightfully nonsensical reality television program as the hours tick by into night. Although this works on occasion to provide true relaxation (as I’ve talked about when defending my love for reality […]

Is Your Goal Right for You?

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I set goals each year, and although I don’t type them all out for readers (to both not bore you to tears, and to keep some privacy), I do share some of those goals (like the number of books I aim to read each year: 150). Slowly but surely, I’m hitting a few of my […]

Five Keys to (My) Perfect Workspace

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Last month I was part of a great series over in the LinkedIn influencer blogs (yes, I have a blog over there) about the perfect workspace. Called, Where 50 Influencers Work, the piece focuses on images of workspaces (like mine, above) and then asks folks to share about their image. Why it makes a great […]

My Word in Action: To Rest or Work?

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image by kawamura My word of the year is REST, and I’m trying hard to remember this at times. It doesn’t come naturally, and I find myself fighting my word more often than I find myself settling into it. Rest, for me, is proving hard. Take last week, for instance. I had flown into a […]