Four questions to reclaim your time

A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948 On some level, we each realize that we can’t do it all; we have a limited number of hours per day and a limited amount of energy. But we still try to do as much as possible, and we tend to feel guilty or beat ourselves up when we miss an opportunity or fail to complete an impossible to-do list. This issue seems to be particularly troublesome during the holidays; we have so many additional tasks and opportunities …
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“Turn camera off!”

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 – 1962 One of my nieces has an adorable daughter named Nora. Nora’s a little more than two years old, but she’s already showing that she’s smarter than a lot of adults. Not long ago, Nora and her parents spent an afternoon exploring a petrified forest. My niece was documenting some of their time on video so they’d have a record of the experience. A minute into the video, Nora turned to …
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Changing with the times

Everything changes but change. Israel Zangwill 1864-1926 The times are always changing, and these days, they seem to change faster than ever before. I’ve been publishing Lessons in Life every week for roughly ten years, and during that time, it went from a text-only newsletter to an HTML newsletter, and then to a newsletter with accompanying website. And now it’s time for another change. Lessons in Life is no longer going to be a weekly newsletter; instead, it will be published every other week. We all have a lot of demands on our time, and I’d rather you savor two lessons …
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