Yearly Archives: 2013

Resolutions That Work

Resolutions are something many of us make for the New Year, only to have them quickly fall by the wayside. The standard advice for writing resolutions is based on tips for creating goals and that is they should utilize a framework, like S.M.A.R.T., which stands for things you should be […]

Insurance Planning

Insurance seems to be a bit like betting that the worst is going to happen but its intelligent use can go a long way towards protecting against risk, unexpected costs, and a good deal of heartbreak. The key to getting the most out of insurance is to assess what to […]

Change And Progress

Thoughts About Change And Progress Two simple words, often used somewhat interchangeably without much thought, but they can have profoundly different impacts. While change has neither positive nor negative connotation, progress on the other hand, assumes improvement. Sometimes, change is great! It might help get us out of a rut or improve […]

Plastic Water Bottles Are Not Simple

Like life, plastic water bottles are not simple. I will be the first to admit there are times and a places where plastic bottles should be used. And each one of us needs to make a decision each time we are presented with the choice. But, as you make that […]

Simple Holidays

Now let’s get down to SIMPLE basics…  Last week I wrote to you about simplifying your electronic life (with wires, hair-pulling IT problems, inconsistency, etc.) with the wholly integrated system offered by Apple.  Essentially, yes.  It does simplify the life you are living now in order to maintain that life; […]

Simplifying Computers In Your Life

  Computers will make your life simple. Hmmm. That was how it was supposed to be. Is your computer environment simple now? Chances are, it is not. Do you have the typical tangle of wires, devices, gadgets and other “stuff” all over (and under) your desk? Well, having spent a bit […]

Less Is More 1

The math half of my brain came up with an interesting doodle when I first considered writing this blog.  Personally, I like symmetry so that appealed to me. But what does it mean?  Less equals more, of course.  But how was I going to use that as a blog subject? The […]

Effective Telephone Strategy

Having a strategy for communicating by telephone is really important to keeping things simple. Review Your Telephone Assets Nowadays, everyone has, or has access to, multiple phone numbers, and in spite of the growth of other technologies, the telephone is still one of the primary ways we send and receive […]

To Do Lists Everywhere?

  Lists are interesting things. Most of us realize that they are nifty tools and most of us somehow seem to screw them up. If your like me, the natural tendency is make a list of things as you think of them, on a piece of paper. That part works […]

Walking Your Way To Clarity

Being simple and happy has many components. Achieving some clarity in your thinking is certainly one of them. Walking can help! I have been a runner for a long time but, lately some injuries have put a crimp on the mileage I am able to run. That has caused me to forgo […]