Energy Boosters

Monday, 30 May 2011, 23:38 | Category : Life, working
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Like most Americans, I’ve got more to do (including the things I want to do) than I have energy to get done. So, when I saw the article “23 Get-You-Through-the-Day Energy-Boosters” from Oprah, I knew it was just right for me. Here are some of my favorite tips. 1. Make a list of everything you […]

Calm Shaken

Monday, 10 January 2011, 23:21 | Category : Life, working
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One of my words for 2011 was “calm.” I wanted to approach things in my life with a greater sense of peace, and reduce my frustration in unimportant daily matters. I certainly find plenty of times to practice calm, especially with the snow we’ve finally gotten. I watch as other drivers are impatient, speeding up […]

Stress

Sunday, 29 March 2009, 14:07 | Category : Life, working
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I recently got this forward from my mom, and thought it was worth sharing and saving: A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked   ”How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t mattter.  It […]

Making Space

Saturday, 28 February 2009, 17:11 | Category : Life, working
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For someone with few friends, and a small family, and an increasingly large job, I seem to be an incredibly busy person. I think its mostly because of how many things I *want* to do – things that I’m constantly collecting information about, that are always getting transferred from to-do list to to-do list. I […]

Zero-Inbox Bliss

Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 0:46 | Category : working
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Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m overwhelmed on a daily basis. So, I’ve been going back to review “The 4-hour Work Week”, GTD and more. Today’s theme seems to be the “Zero Inbox” – a nirvana of which I’ve heard, but I haven’t seen in… well, nearly 10 months since I started at this job. So, […]

Rice Farming

Thursday, 22 January 2009, 22:08 | Category : Life, working
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I finally finished reading Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. I didn’t like it as well as some of his previous work, but there were still some interesting theories. My personal favorite related rice farming to success in math courses. The relevance for me was less based on the math course success, but on the diligence of […]

What's So Difficult About…

Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 10:47 | Category : working
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peace, love and understanding? I’m struggling a lot right now with trying to give instructions. I’ve always tried to pride myself on my ability to give clear-cut, easy to understand instructions. It seems like recently those instructions are going unread, unheeded, or flat out ignored. The problem stems from haircuts and colors to simple work […]

When I grow up…

Friday, 17 October 2008, 22:47 | Category : Life, working
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Things that I remember telling people: A corporate lawyer (yes, even at 9 I wanted to be a corporate lawyer, not just a lawyer) President of the United States (at 10, I was securing votes from my mom’s college […]

The Power of the Blogosphere

Tuesday, 7 October 2008, 21:27 | Category : working
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So, as you may have noticed, I moved my blog away from using my real name as my domain name, instead posting it at the semi-neutral, semi-anonymous url of “Trashflower.com” I’m not doing this out of fear, because I know better than to post anything online that I’m not wiling to stand behind and live […]

Good Morning!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008, 7:55 | Category : Life, working
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I have to say, its quite a shock to the old system, to be working at 5:50 am when I’m actually at home. When I’m on the road, this is pretty normal, because I travel mostly to East Coast time. Waking up 2 hours early is torture! Last night SP decided that he wanted to […]