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Dealing with Triggers in a Stressful World

Just last week I wrote about how distractions are the number one cause of unhappiness, according to an article by a veteran happiness researcher. In response, I started a personal campaign to increase my focus, smugly successful until this…

Want to Be More Successful? Take a Vacation

A clearer mind, a rested body, and a more positive attitude translates to more productivity and, yes, success. The concept of vacation, as we know it, is a relatively recent one.  Only since the Industrial Revolution in the 19thcentury…

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is so fundamental to the American psyche that it is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, one of three inalienable rights that the government is designed to protect. The Founding Fathers were on to…

Master of the Obvious? Why, Yes!

MOO stands for Master Of The Obvious. My husband John is an accomplished engineer with several patents to his name. From the first days of our relationship, we’ve enjoyed cooking together and exploring flavorful dishes from…

6 Tips for Career Success

Here are 6 career tips, habits that I adopted based on Stephen R. Covey's great advice. When it comes to career tips and success, it's hard to think of a better career advice checklist than Stephen R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of

5 Tips To Boost Your Energy and Work Performance

Nutrition and best practice healthful habits to avoid the mid-aay slump. You know the feeling all too well: the clock reads 3pm on a Tuesday, you still have hours of work ahead of you, and yet your eyes begin to feel heavy