What to do if the grass really is greener

I’m a sucker for a farmers market. Fresh veggies, baked treats, and all the local, organic, “I made this with my own two hands” products you can handle.  I always get flowers. I don’t care much about the type, I just want something colorful and fresh.  Without fail, I...

The decision-making trick I used last night

Picture the scene: A woman comes out of her closet holding two dresses. She asks her boyfriend, “which do you like better, the black or the red?” He replies, “the red.” Now you know, you just know, that she’s going to wear the black. Because it was never about the...

My pattern was obvious–is yours?

There I was, stuck outside the gym at 5:30am in the morning, watching the class I was supposed to take through the window. Why was I watching kettlebell swings instead of doing some myself? When I heated the car that morning I neglected to hit the defrost button. This...

One shift to make hard lessons more manageable

A couple of months ago, while playing with my cat Pico, I accidentally scarred him for life.  He loves to play more than any cat I know, and we were doing our usual routine where he sprints around chasing a string toy and zooming through his cat tunnel.  The only...

Save time by fighting this one temptation

I was all set to hit “purchase” when something stopped me. It had taken me all of two minutes to go from bright, colorful tv commercial to shopping cart.  The ad for Olly sleep vitamins, slipped between episodes of my new favorite show House in a Hurry (it’s like...