Meta Data Brokers In Our Pockets

My writing has tapered off. For those who enjoy these posts, I apologize. Life comes and goes with every day and our focus changes based on our present needs. Recently, I’ve been focusing on letting shit go. There’s so much to wrap ourselves up with from the holidays, muling over future job opportunities versus present… Read More

Pinochle is the Biz

Life is like a game of pinochle; you bid on what you’re dealt plus gut feel, trade your weak cards for new ones, meld with your partner, and see what tricks you pull together. A good team plays off one another finding fun no matter what cards come their way. Connecting with one another enables… Read More

No Matter What You Do, Do It Well

My dad used to tell me, “If you do something, do it right.”  If we spend our time and energy on something, we might as well get the most return out of it as possible.  To get the greatest return requires directing our attention on the task at hand and making doing as well as… Read More

The Biz of Life

It’s so easy to get lost in the chaos, trials and tribulations of work.  We get absorbed and overwhelmed. Stress consumes us and we allow our lives to be eaten away by working extra to “stay ahead.”  The fact is there is no staying ahead of it.  In our modern world of push, push, push,… Read More

Warm Relationships Are Key

“Financial success depends on warmth of relationships and, above a certain level, not on intelligence.” source: Wikipedia, Grant Study I recently watched the TED talk given by Robert Waldinger on “What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.” One of the key things he points out is how important relationships are… Read More

Why Not Ask Why?

I love to read and occasionally come across some statements I disagree with.  Recently, I came across the following: “ ‘Why’ questions result only in recriminations or accusations, burying my creative energies under tons of ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’ which leave me paralyzed with guilt or self-righteousness.” “ ‘Why’ questions, like Harpies, suck out the blood… Read More

Loosen Your Expectations

Things do not work out as we expect.  When setting up a surprise or gift for someone, their reactions and reception of our energies will be in line with their experience and not ours. Others simply do not think as we do. We all experience different universes. Over the holiday break I observed my daughter… Read More

Keep the Head Up

Having a little more time over the holidays affords a time for reflection.  A year ago, I posted Managing Our Time and Distractions and linked to the YouTube video, Look Up.  I still think it’s a good video.  Others do as well as it gained another 11,000,000 views in the last year.  Some of the… Read More