Category Archives: Mental Clutter

Three Minutes to Mindfulness

“I can tell you’ve been meditating,” my husband said to me. “You’ve been a lot more mindful recently.” My first reaction was a guilty twinge. I’d been intending to meditate.  I’d even cajoled myself into a couple of three-minute sessions, … Continue reading

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Have you heard of Rilke, the Austrian poet-philosopher? I’d like to share one of my favorite quotes from his work with you: …I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything … Continue reading

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Are You Programmed to be Disorganized?

This week’s post includes an excerpt from The Kaizen Plan for Organized Authors: Take Control of Your Writing Career 10 Minutes at a Time. Take a minute to think about the home you grew up in. Was it neat or … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sword of Damocles?

Have you heard the legend of Damocles? He was a member of the court of King Dionysius II of Syracuse, and he made the mistake of telling Dionysius how lucky he was to be king. Dionysius offered to switch places … Continue reading

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Are you using psychological warfare…on yourself?

What can we learn about positive thinking from a North Korean POW camp? Quite a bit, according to Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton. In their book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, they examine one of the most effective instances … Continue reading

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Clearing Mental Clutter

Your thoughts are racing. You can’t focus on the task at the top of your to do list because the other thirty things you need to do are nagging at you. You can’t sleep, even though you’re tired, because an … Continue reading

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