Bev's Blog

Thu, Jun 13, 2013 12:04 pm

A while back, a reader of my ezine wrote that self-discipline had always been a struggle for her. "I know I’m capable of it from time to time, and I’m definitely getting better at it, but I would like to keep improving."  She asked me to write something about how to improve self-discipline.  And "could you recommend any books?" she asked.

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 11:10 am

“Synchronicity” is the term psychologist Karl Jung coined to describe those times when meaningful coincidences seem to bring you what you need. When synchronistic events pile up, Jung said, it's as though you're being supported by an unseen helper.

Tue, May 28, 2013 9:23 am

Early in my career as a lawyer and corporate exec, I thought I could do it all. I worked long hours at the office or on the road. And often in my free time I worked in the garden. The opportunities seemed vast, and I hustled after them.

But then I noticed I had a perfect setting for a great life, but was working too hard to enjoy that life. Too often work consumed most of my time. And the garden started to feel like one more responsibility that was just a little too big.

Thu, May 16, 2013 9:42 am

Have you ever wondered what makes super successful people different from the rest of us? Just how do some celebrities, business leaders and others rise to the very top of their chosen fields? Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield explored this question in their intriguing book, The Art of Doing – How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well.”

Tue, Apr 30, 2013 8:49 am

Deciding can be exhausting. Research suggests your brain has only so much stamina for making decisions in the course of a day. And when your energy has been spent on big decisions at the office, it's no wonder you can't choose what to have for dinner, once you get home.

Our lives are so complicated it's amazing we get along as well as we do. Just getting up, getting ready, and commuting to work offers numerous decision points. It's enough to wear us out before we reach our desks.