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How To Say YES with NO

We are constantly bombarded by requests for our time, our space, our resources (financial and otherwise). Buy this, take that, do this, have more; the list goes on. Often time we say, “Yes. Ok. Sure. Why not? Especially if it is free.” You may be thinking, “Besides, isn’t it easier to say yes and not […]

Oven Matters

I love products that get the job done. Well conceived, well designed, well engineered. I am constantly trying out new things that make it easier to keep our homes clean and tidy. If it’s simple, we are much more likely to do it. One product that has been a favorite of mine for a while […]

Getting Unstuck

Getting stuck happens to everyone, whether it’s in relationships at home or at work or in something we’re doing or not doing. Like life itself, we can’t control what comes our way, but we can control how we respond to it. Getting unstuck means overcoming inertia. Oh, the dreaded inertia! And the thing is, the […]

Leave the Maybes

After considerable thought I have come to the conclusion that maybe means no. Period. If I am ambivalent about acquiring something, that means I am simply not ready or it is not the right thing. How many “maybes” live in your closet, cupboard, garage or basement? When was the last time you reached for a […]

Say No to Say Yes

I was painting a porch several years ago for my friend Cate, and to keep me company she put on some amazing Irish music. The artist was Sharon Shannon and the CD was entitled Blackbird. Sharon, it turns out, is known for her talents on the button accordion and fiddle. It made me wonder if […]