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The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.

Melody Beattie

Latest Blog Post

Trend Towards Borrowing vs Buying Books

In the digital age, many have turned to reading books on Kindles, iPads, and Nook devices among others. Others (including myself) like the feel and smell of reading physical books, folding the corners of meaningful pages to refer back to at a later date, which I often do. However there are several practical challenges when doing so: a) the first is that books have gotten increasingly more expensive (unless you buy them on Amazon and/or used, both of which I often do); b) the second is that you’ve got to have room to store those you want to keep, and c) they’re heavy to carry when you travel, especially if you don’t check bags, which I haven’t done for 20 years.  read more…

Another Slant on Purging Clutter (Digital)

By now, you must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about Marie Kondo’s innovative KonMari Method to help people clear out clutter in their homes (and offices); she’s published two best-selling books on the topic, and now has a wildly popular series on Netflix entitled “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. Studies have shown that reducing clutter in our homes and environments leads to reduced anxiety levels, enhances relationships, and even increases productivity. But beyond throwing out books, clothes, furniture and other sentimental items you’ve been hanging on to in your living space, have you considered the psychic weight of the clutter that lives in your computer and on your smartphone?  read more…

Latest Podcast

Justin Willman, Magician, Comedian, and Entertainer Extraordinaire

Justin Willman, Magician, Comedian, and Entertainer Extraordinaire

(Photo courtesy of Jillian Sipkins)

Justin Willman is a magician and comedian known for his multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Conan, and @Midnight. He’s performed live at the White House for the first family, his online videos have racked up over 50 million views, and his debut comedy/magic special Sleight of Mouth premiered on Comedy Central to rave reviews. read more…

Latest Articles

A Grammy Winner, A Circus Master and an Apple Veteran on Career Reinvention

Los Altos Hills Living, August 2019

Leaving Apple to set out on a new career path wasn’t easy, but as a Silicon Valley native, I found the entrepreneurial spirit I needed to reinvent myself was close at hand. I’ve also been fortunate to make friends with creative, inspiring people who’s careers have taken even more unexpected twists than mine! Here’s what my experience has taught me and a few things I’ve learned from them…