Tech Resolutions: Apps to Improve Our Online Lives

I spend much of my day looking at screens - from desktop to smartphone to tablet. I love what screens have to offer, but this year, I resolve to take more control of how I use my screen time. I resolve to be plugged in with more purpose. Image courtesy of Alexandra Asher Sears ...more

Routine to Succeed for the Work from Home Mom

Working from home is full of distractions. Period. When you're a work at home mom trying to care for little ones at the same time, the challenges for a productivity-face-plant escalate. Here's one work from home mom's solid routine that just might work for you too. ...more
Im eventually going to work from home makes me wonder about balancing it all.more

10 Great Productivity Apps for 2013

We all have New Year’s resolutions (whether we acknowledge them out loud or not). While getting fit is usually at the top of the list, getting organized and more productive often follows closely behind....more

When Progress Ruffles Traditional Feathers

I am not someone who spends a lot of time listening to the news or current events. Politics are definitely not my thing. Yet, this week when I was listening to the radio and news about the avoidance of the fiscal cliff,one comment really got me going... ...more

6 Steps to Finish Any Project

Writing a movie script, running a marathon, developing the world’s greatest tomato sauce recipe. We all have that one thing, the thing we’ve been dying to do. We figure that if we want to do it badly enough, we will find the time to do it. We will be so motivated that it will get done. We start off full of energy and excitement and somewhere along the way it gets lost. Here is the magic formula you need to finish any project that you start! It will still be a lot of hard work, but there’s a greater chance you’ll do it when following these 6 steps…...more

Are YOU In Attendance or Just Your Body Double?

When you attend an event, whether it's a conference or dinner with a friend, do you actually show up fully? Or does your body attend without the rest of you (your presence and attention)? Maybe it's just me, but I see more and more empty vessels out there ... Now this may start off like a bit of a rant, but stick with me... ...more
This is so true, and it's everywhere. I see people at concerts or on vacation who are so ...more

My 5 Most Powerful Daily Habits

We all have habits, some good, some bad. Or shall I say, some that move us forward toward an inspiring future and others that keep us stuck in the past. Habits are where the intersection between life and business becomes even more blurry than usual (and those of you that read me regularly know I have a pretty expanded concept of how life and business intersect). This is why I wanted to share my most powerful daily habits with you. ...more
I work better when I don't multitask. It's not just the stress, but I also use multitasking as a ...more

Social Media Time Management

A great deal of my work involves using the Web, so it’s not possible for me to unplug entirely. While in New York for BlogHer, I had some work to complete, and I was checking my phone for tweets, emails and texts to meet with people and respond to work-related matters.  Online time was always focused and brief, and I loved it. ...more

Back to School: 5 Tips for Self-Employed Moms

Summer is a time of schedule adjustment for any working parent. For self-employed Mom's, the impact is even greater as the workplace becomes inhabited by kids that are home during the day. Now that it's back to school time, the time is ripe to refocus your efforts in your business and recalibrate the rhythms of your day to accommodate the transition. ...more
 @Laine Griffin Good for you taking some time to create SPACE in which to revisit and adjust.  ...more

My Ridiculously Simple Secret for Maintaining Order

Herein lies the stumbling block that most run up against. You have to make order the path of least resistance! How do you do that? By having a place for everything and clear focus on, doing what’s in front of you, doing what’s next and doing what’s important.Let’s take that one step further…...more