When the work-life balance is out of whack, working longer hours is seldom the solution. You find yourself wearing down and becoming less efficient, thereby taking longer to get the same amount of work completed.
What's more, we need to recognize that as society gets older in the U.S. and elsewhere, Internet-of-Things solutions for older adults may be more economical than human help -- both for the adults in question and their families, but more importantly, for insurers.
Trousers are back and they are back with a vengeance. They are unflattering, they are ugly and they are bad. And I'm into it.
Although the focus of our cognitive behavioral approach to permanent weight loss is on helping people change how they think so they can make long lasting changes in their eating, we do provide them with certain guidelines about food.
As we go through life, we are often told to open ourselves up to opportunities, to not limit ourselves, to say "yes" to new experiences, to meeting new people and to stepping out of our comfort zone. People tell us that there's joy in abundance and that it's good to have it all. But there's power in saying "no."
Behind every individual, every person, every face, there remains a powerful story filled with struggles, triumphs, and experiences to be uncovered. The secret to uncovering that story? Perspective.
When Thom and I decided to right-size our living arrangement to nearly half the space that we had before, I honestly wasn't sure it would work. I agreed to try it as an"experiment" and wrote about the process in more detail.
We would all profit from learning how little technology we could get along with. We never know when the digital world will work against us, forcing us into doing everything "the old-fashioned way."
I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.
've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and distracted. I'm wasting less time. I have the reins in my hands again. I haven't been this productive or at ease in quite a while.
When my smartphone went dark, my PC succumbed to malware and my old TV conked out (must things always happen in threes?), I was forced to undergo a different kind of cleanse -- a digital cleanse -- which proved as jarring as I imagined a juice cleanse to be.
When was the last time you were seated in a room with a group of people for hours on end, and no one -- not one single person --- stole periodic glances at their mobile devices? If you can't remember when, then I can only surmise it's been a long time since you served on jury duty!
If we schedule time to go to the gym for physical health and fitness, why not do the same for a mental workout to maintain fitness of mind and spirit? So I found a quiet pool in a corner of my world and jumped into the deep end, head first (pun intended).
Experience can be relived. Experience has emotional longevity. It can be improved in our minds as we continue to grow and progress in life. It stays with us and they are lessons we can use everyday for as long as we live.
What I've noticed is that a lot of people just wait for opportunities to happen; they expect that the world will give them what they want. This is incredibly untrue. The world doesn't owe you anything.
You need to step into your fear in order to step forward! That starts by having fearless conversations that take you far out of your safety zone, but directly into your freedom.