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To-Do Lists Help Big Time

Posted by davidjsinger - April 26, 2017 - Be Organized, Happiness, Health, Organization, Stress, Wellness
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I regularly suggest writing things down to make sure they aren’t forgotten. No one is perfect and mistakes happen, but many errors can be easily avoided if you simply make a note—a written reminder to yourself. (When I say written, I mean in any of the ways you can make a note—with pen and paper, […]

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Six Rules for a Simple Life

Posted by davidjsinger - April 19, 2017 - Be Healthy, Be Nice, Be Organized, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Kindness, Minimalism, Organization, Six Simple Rules, Stress, Time Management, Well-Being, Wellness
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I was playing with words in my head earlier this year, as I often do, and the title of my book, Six Simple Rules for a Better Life, became “Six Better Rules for a Simple Life”. (I wrote about it in my monthly newsletter.) Simple things of all types appeal to me, so my mind […]

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Smartphones & Happiness: Book Review

Posted by davidjsinger - April 12, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Present, Book Review, Family, Friends, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Well-Being
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My next door neighbor invited me over a few months ago to check out his “Alexa” (the electronic device from Amazon you can ask to do things for you). I had only heard a bit about Alexa at that point. He showed me the way he uses it to control the music, lights, and heating […]

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A Simple Empathy Example

Posted by davidjsinger - April 5, 2017 - Be a Leader, Be Nice, Empathy, Kindness, Leadership
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Empathy is an important skill for all of us. The ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes helps you to understand their situation. And if you understand, you will be able to treat them with compassion. I recently heard an example of someone putting himself in the shoes of others. Depsite being a low-stakes […]

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Leaning in to Positivity

Posted by davidjsinger - March 29, 2017 - appreciating, Be Happy, Be Present, Celebrate Your Progress, Changes, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Mindfulness, Optimism, Positivity, Well-Being
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Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, lost her husband to a tragic accident. Sandberg, who is quite famous for her book, Lean In, is writing a book with Adam Grant, the author of two of my favorite recent books, Give and Take and Originals. In a commencement speech at the University of California at […]

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Mindfulness and Stress

Posted by davidjsinger - March 22, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Healthy, Happiness, Health, Stress, Well-Being, Wellness
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As part of our corporate wellness program, I listened to a webinar on stress. Here are some of the things the speaker shared: It’s understandable that so many of us feel stress at work and at home because the demands on our time and our energy continue to increase, but our capacity does not. Multitasking […]

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Do the Math for Your Health

Posted by davidjsinger - March 15, 2017 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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I’ve changed the way I eat in small, but important, ways once again this year. The changes began with my goal of eating more unprocessed whole grains. At first, I moved from cereal made from processed whole wheat (Grape Nuts, made from whole grain wheat flour) to granola, made from unprocessed oats. The best way […]

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Super-Productive: Book Review

Posted by davidjsinger - March 8, 2017 - Be Organized, Book Review, Habits, Learning, Organization
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“Be Organized” is one of my Six Simple Rules for a Better Life. I felt very qualified to write about that subject because I’m about as organized as a person can be. That also makes me feel very qualified to review the new book, Super-Productive: 120 Strategies to Do More and Stress Less by Sharon […]

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Ways to Inspire Changes

Posted by davidjsinger - March 1, 2017 - Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Changes, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Positivity, Well-Being
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Back in December, I wrote about an extremely enjoyable and edifying discussion I had with Michelle Gielan. Michelle is the author of Broadcasting Happiness and, along with Shawn Achor (author of The Happiness Advantage, one of the great books I read during the last few years), has created Inspire Happiness, a PBS special which aired […]

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Clearing More Clutter

Posted by davidjsinger - February 22, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Family, Habits, Happiness, Learning, Minimalism, Organization
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A few weeks ago, I wrote this post about all the things I’ve been clearing out of my house. For many years, I’ve been good about throwing out or donating things I don’t use. My house is not filled with clutter. We have very few toys from when our kids were little and I don’t […]

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