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The Upgraded 4 Burner Theory

March 27th, 2017 / No Comments »

A while back I read an excellent article by master blogger James Clear on what he called the 4-burner theory. Despite loving the overall concept, I rejected the idea of only having 4 burners. Partially I rejected the number 4 because I prefer odd numbers to even, partially because I just couldn’t quite get around [...]


Making Connections Through Sharing Simple Joys

November 21st, 2016 / No Comments »

If you believe the story my Mom tells, I could swim before I could walk.  Evidently I was in baby swim lessons by the time I was something like 3 months old.  Then I grew up near the water much of my life.  So it surprised everyone, even me, when I moved to Colorado a [...]


Get Off The Raging River

October 4th, 2016 / No Comments »

Interpersonal anger can seem a lot like a wild, whitewater river, rushing us along swiftly until we crash into the rocks. It feels like one step leads inevitably to another, without options or choice. If you’ve had that experience with rage, you might want to slow your actions down and see that there are actually [...]


45 Ideas to Help Soothe, Inspire & Ponder

July 26th, 2016 / No Comments »

I turned 45 this year.  In honor of this big birthday, here are 45 ideas, thoughts, musings that I’ve gained over the years. In my lifelong quest for learning, I am always on the lookout for data that will help make me a better person, or (hopefully) contribute to making the world a better place. [...]


The power of getting to one task at a time: Using the “Understand, Apply and Shift” model of problem solving.

April 8th, 2016 / No Comments »

This week I realized that things were feeling a little out of control.  I took stock and realized that I have been slipping into the great American pastime of multitasking.  What this looks like for me is books piled on my nightstand (literally, I’m in the middle of 6 books right now), multiple projects that [...]