Do you really need a “Junk” drawer?

Do you really need a “Junk” drawer?

There was an interesting study done by Joybird, a custom furniture company, on how Americans organize their homes.  It involved a survey of 1900 people who were asked among other things, how often they organized their homes.  Responses indicated that 48.1%...
The importance of hearing loss

The importance of hearing loss

I denied any hearing loss for years, accusing everyone of mumbling, or claiming that the TV interfered, or “I could not hear you because the water was running.”  As Mary Jordan suggests in her book, Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment, it is sensible to have...
Time to be a proactive person.

Time to be a proactive person.

Proactive people are action-oriented and start tasks before they are motivated to do so.  The motivation comes after they have already started.  They let their behavior drive their motivation to finish the task.  In this case, it is action before...
Checklists are tools for proactive managers

Checklists are tools for proactive managers

Proactive means “acting beforehand.” By taking note of the past and acting in the present, proactive people assure themselves that things will go smoothly in the future. Proactive people are not only excellent time managers, but effective leaders, because they are...
The power of reframing

The power of reframing

Reframing is expressing a concept, idea, or product differently. When we change our point of view on any given situation, the facts remain the same, but a deliberate shift is made in how we see it. We are reframing when we see a problem as a challenge and can imagine...