It started innocently enough. I watched people interact with their smartphones. They were so happy together. They enjoyed each other’s company. And the apps … all the apps. These tiny pocket pals were helpful, came in a variety of styles, and could be tailored to meet the needs and desires of their owner. I knew … Continue reading How to Break Up with Your Phone
Some days it’s just so hard to focus. Confusion sets in when things don’t go the way I think they ought. Consistent change is slow coming. Old behavior patterns rear their ugly heads. What follows are the effects of stress: the extremes of lack of appetite or binge eating, insomnia, little-to-no motivation for daily tasks, … Continue reading How to Impress God
“So, how's the new plan coming?” my friend asked me. “New plan?” I stared blankly as my mind raced to figure out what she was referring to. “Ohhh - the new plan! You mean the plan beyond getting up in the morning and making the coffee? That plan?” Half-joking, I quipped that I should be … Continue reading The New Old Plan
Maybe I should just say, I need a better plan. Okay, okay. I just need a plan. A plan for the morning and the rest of the day. I don’t have one. Well - wait – unless you count the one about boiling the water for my morning French-pressed wake up elixir. Straight up. Black. Strong. Yeah, I … Continue reading Do You Need a Better Plan?
It was one of those weeks. We’ve all had one. You know, everything needs to be done right now. Not only the regular, everyday sort of things, but also the interruptions divine appointments that worm their way into the mix. I don’t know about you, but when the daily calendar and to-do list threaten to … Continue reading To-Do List Threatens Take Over