Do You Make Do or Make Adjustments?

January 27, 2012

Here’s an interesting factoid: I used to be left-handed. I say “used to be” because when I was in kindergarten, the teachers made me and the other lefties use our right hands for tasks like writing, drawing, and using scissors. I was forced to be right-handed. Before you call the ACLU, let me say that…

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How to Make a Tough Decision Without Having Your Head Explode

January 25, 2012

How many decisions do you make in a day? A dozen? A hundred? A thousand? There are so many little things to consider: Should I get up now or hit the snooze button again? Should I pack a healthy lunch or grab something at the sandwich shop? Does the weather seem nice enough for a…

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Gratitude Journals are Silly and Boring: Here’s Why You Should Keep One Anyway

January 23, 2012

Brace yourselves, I’m about to go all Oprah on you. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of gratitude journals. Basically, a gratitude journal is a written record of the things you’re thankful for in your life. I first heard about gratitude journals on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Oprah has been…

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Always Poop in the Sunshine

January 20, 2012

My dog, Skyla, has a lot of quirks, and I’m always learning from her. One of her habits, though, leaves me a bit baffled. There are lots of trails and ponds in our neighborhood with little shady spots and secluded pathways. When Skyla has to…um, do her doggie business…she avoids all the private enclaves and heads…

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When Was the Last Time You Read a Really Good Book?

January 18, 2012

On New Year’s Day 2012, I made a pretty vague resolution to “read more books this year.” I guess the universe noticed that I could use a push, so I stumbled upon the challenge. The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. That sounded like a resolution I could…

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