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  • book review: slow productivity

    As the modern workplace has evolved and metrics for output and productivity have been adapted to measure everything, we’ve been conditioned that we must be busy, we must hit artificial targets, and our brains must continue to do more. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee results. It more often guarantees burn out. Cal Newport’s most recent…

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  • starting a new notebook or planner

    It’s a new Monday, a new month, and a new year. Perhaps you are opening a new notebook or planner today and feel overwhelmed. Personally, I prefer not to start a new book on January 1st to help combat this extra “newness” angst. I like beginning one when it’s an otherwise normal mundane day. However,…

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  • 3 simple tips to reset

    When nothing is going how you believe it should and you are frustrated, the solution is simple. Reboot. Writer Anne Lamott shared this at her TED talk back in 2017 and it went viral at the time for good reason. She said, “almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes.…

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  • small changes for better progress

    It’s tempting at this time of year to say “I will make a big change”. Sometimes big changes are necessary and unavoidable. However, I’ve found that taking smaller incremental changes that lead to my successfully developing a new habit are better. For example, I’ve wanted to return to writing and posting more regularly since ……

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  • planning timeline for severe weather

    A regular review of plans is a good way to be prepared. Doing this routinely helps you both reinforce what you need to do and also stay agile — life and weather changes, your plans need to remain flexible too. As weather events are now different from how they were in the past, it’s important…

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  • Book Review: The Devil Never Sleeps

    In a world besieged by crisis and befuddled by the paradox of preparation, how can we learn to move past the traditional manner of disaster planning? This is a new world where The Devil Never Sleeps, and Juliette Kayyem takes the reader on a guided tour through classic principles and shows how we can adapt…

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