Self Improvement

Best Stress Relief Apps: Ways to De-Stress on the Go

March 19, 2013

Looking for stress relief on the go? You can find ways to control your stress with the very thing you have in your hand—a smartphone. One of the things I love to do is find new ways to kick stress to the curb quickly. I started to search for smartphone apps that you can use immediately to break the cycle of stress.

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13 Daily Reminders for a Stellar Year

January 21, 2013

Recently I attended a business building meeting and we were given a card written my Jerry Posner, a local motivational speaker. You can learn more about Jerry at They are actually really good strategies to use each and every day to get the most out of life so I am sharing with you today: […]

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Focus Booster- A Great productivity Tool

January 18, 2013

There’s lots of different tools out there to help you stay focused. I find FocusBooster particularly helpful when I have a project to get done or a deadline to meet. What do you use to help you stay focused and on task?

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Life Wisdom NOT Written by a 90 Year Old Woman

January 8, 2013

The following was posted on Facebook as written by a 90 year old woman. It is simply too good not to share. Since my readers are all focused on the quality of life of their aging parents in addition to the quality of their own lives, this is sage advice that we all need to […]

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The Success Indicator-Are your behaviors leading you to success?

January 6, 2013

MaryEllen Tribby, founder of, recently posted the above info-graphic with permission to re-print. It is a very interesting chart of the behaviors that indicate if you are likely to be successful or not. If you are building a career or a business, can you relate? Which characteristics are your strong points and which behaviors […]

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In the Checklist of Your Life!

September 25, 2012

Recently I attended the Transitions Expo, A Living and Planning Expo for Active Adults and Seniors. One of the workshops I attended was presented by Lynn McPhelimy on “Organizing and Downsizing”.

Lynn is warm, funny and very detailed. With her permission, the following is a handout she had to help us think through the many details we should be sure we’ve covered with our family or our parents before the end of our lives or our parents.

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Going for the Gold

August 7, 2012

It boggles the brain to think of the training schedule of the 2012 Summer Olympians. Marveling at photos of their toned bodies and ripped muscles in The Washington Post, I nurse my latté and enjoy a slice of Key Lime Mango heaven from The Cheesecake Factory. Yum.

Though I’d love to be as sleek and cardiovascularly fit as they, I’m afraid I’m just not willing to make uber–health an uber–priority. I am, however, uber–inspired by their commitment and dedication. Honest, I am!

Another slice of cheesecake please.

These “gods and goddesses” of the Games of the XXX Olympiad remind me of what can be accomplished by mere humans once we focus our hearts and souls and minds on a particular endeavor.

Most of us won’t come close to winning a gold medal for our athletic abilities; but surely we can go for the gold for something!!! Yes?

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The Benefits of Maintaining Positive Self–Talk

July 17, 2012

Self talk is the inner dialogue you have in your mind regarding everything you think about, do, wish or dream of. It could be related to people, places and things both real and imagined. A well–known author was quoted as saying that ‘The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and of these more than 80% are negative’.

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Be Kind to Yourself

June 5, 2012

Ever get to the end of the day and wonder how you could have been busy every single moment and still not gotten to the most important things on your list?

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Enduring Friendship: The Power of Girlfriends

May 8, 2012

The kitchen table in the Cape Cod cottage was brimming with over 50 wine glasses of various styles purchased at the Christmas Tree Shops. Sitting and clamoring around the table, pouring wine and talking, talking, talking were the friends I had been closest to during high school 30 years earlier.

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