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Flexible Thinking: A Workaround for Distraction

“If you can’t get over the bridge, go under.” This was the advice of my grandmother, Cissie Handelsman.  Born in Warsaw, Poland, she was abandoned as a youngster, but found by her brother, and subsequently raised in Hampton Court, England. She … Continue reading

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Don’t be distracted from giving the gift of reading

Too often, our frenzied schedules disallow the time to read with or for others. This week’s CBS Sunday Morning featured a single dad who “started reading each night to his 4th-grade daughter—and continued up until she left for college.” Although … Continue reading

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Home Office: Sanctuary or Black Hole?

There are times during which my office is the worst place to concentrate and get tasks done. I get distracted by my own clutter because I hate to file papers. Although I love having hard copies of articles or reports … Continue reading

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Distraction, “Stuff,” and Spring Cleaning

It’s spring and time to think about cleaning and refreshing our spaces and places. In most areas, there is a small window of time after the taxes are finished, but before the weather turns dependably pleasant: this is a great … Continue reading

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Distraction & Procrastination of Taxes

Like most of us, Youtube contributor “nelliediddle” always vows to organize her financial records and attend to her tax forms in a timely manner. As her video, “Where Procrastination Leads You” shows, however, she has yet to achieve that goal. … Continue reading

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What caused the error in David Brook’s recent Op-Ed piece on April Fools’ Day?

Was the word flea rather than flee confused by the printer, copy editor, or author? David Brooks is a widely respected columnist for The New York Times and contributor to PBS NewsHour who presents conservative political and cultural commentaries. The … Continue reading

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Moving from Intention to Action: Setting Doable Goals

“Constant Overwhelm” refers to an unrelenting barrage of information, requests, and uncertainties. Your mind races; ideas flit and float, but often are not developed. Paralysis sets in, resulting in ineffective problem solving and decision-making. In turn, you experience an increase of stress and a decrease in motivation and productivity. Here are 5 tips to put goal-setting back on track. Continue reading

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Don’t Let Distractions at Holiday Time Get You Down

Loaded down with holiday packages, Steve braces himself against the bitter wind as he searches the mall parking lot for his car. When he finally reaches his sedan, he sets a large box on the roof and digs into his … Continue reading

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