Taming the hectic holidays


Let’s face it, the holidays can bring out the worst in us – beginning with Black Friday when otherwise normal people turn into stampeding lunatics.

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Are you a "Piler" or a "Filer"?


Here I sit trying to update my website but I’m facing a serious episode of “writer’s block.”

Why? Because it can’t see a single piece of furniture in my office – they are all covered up with paper – magazines, books I want to read, future newspaper columns, bills to be paid, clippings ripped out of the newspaper, recipes, bank statements, the rough draft of my latest book (okay my ONLY book). It’s overwhelming and it’s time to do something about it. Continue reading