Archives for June 2011

What’s in Your Self-Care Toolbox?

What's in your self-care toolbox? Just as you have physical tools to complete tasks and projects, you also use tools that help you maintain your self-care. You probably have a computer, smartphone, e-reader or other tool that you use to stay organized, focused, entertained and on track.  These are the same tools that once were considered faddish, sophisticated or out of reach for the average user. Yet, most of us can't imagine our lives without our cell phones, electronic calendars, music players and game consoles. Can you recall what it was like to connect with your long distance family and friends or even conduct business before we had Skype, Facebook, e-mail, or webcams?  These are the tools that are so ingrained in our everyday … [Read more...]

How Much “Stuff” Do I Really Need?

I’m sure, like me, you’ve asked yourself many times, "how much stuff do I really need" or said, "I have way too much stuff" or "I need to get rid of some of this clutter". Every year my town offers a shredding day where old papers, checks, junk mail and other useless papers are recycled into a large travelling truck. And each year as I round up all these worthless pieces of paper for the shredder truck, I can’t help but wonder how I manage to accumulate so much stuff. Maybe, you are organized and don't accumulate clutter. If so, congratulations! But most of us find ourselves with more "stuff" than we know what to do with. Even though there are times when I can proudly say I’ve streamline my stuff and got rid things I no longer find … [Read more...]