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Surviving Holiday Parties

Thursday, 14 December 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

Surviving Holiday Parties

The fawning admirers.

The paparazzi.

The endless string of parties.

It’s just another day in the life of an aspiring celebrity. The problem is you’re not an aspiring celebrity, but that endless string of parties is all too real. Some of them you’re looking forward to. Others… well, you’ll need to at least make an appearance if nothing else.

Mute the world.

Written by Dom Cassone Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Posted in Staying Sane, Business Strategy

Mute the world.

If you work within the current craze of open office space, or even in a home office or on the beach, you know what it’s like to try to focus when there’s activity and distraction surrounding you.

Kerry and I have separate adjacent offices but they’re not hermetically sealed so sound travels and it’s easy to get distracted. When you’re trying to do creative work or focus for productivity, it can be downright annoying when the noise around you breaks your concentration and you have to start again.

7 Great Beaches in the U.S.

Thursday, 13 July 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

7 Great Beaches in the U.S.

Aah, the beach. It conjures images of the sun, a gentle sea breeze in your hair and the whoosh of the waves as they wash in over sparkling sand. You’ll want to relax under the palm trees like they do in the Corona commercials or hang ten like in those Beach Boys’ songs.

If the beach is your destination this year, here are 7 great ones scattered across the U.S. Some of them you’ve no doubt heard of, others are a little off the beaten track.

The art of balance

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

The art of balance

Balancing our priorities between personal life and professional life can be a huge headache. But still, we continue to ride the seesaw.

Here’s the issue in a nutshell:

Memorial Day on a Budget

Thursday, 25 May 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

Memorial Day on a Budget

The three-day extravaganza known as Memorial Day Weekend marks the official beginning of summer. If you have the time off, there are endless possibilities for enjoying it, and many of them cost far less than you think.

Fun on a budget? Yes, it’s possible. If you’re still wondering what to do, here are some ideas to help you to kick off the summer season:

Easy Ways to Add Fitness to Your Day

Thursday, 04 May 2017 Posted in Staying Sane, Business Strategy

Easy Ways to Add Fitness to Your Day

You know you should work out. Right?

We’ve all read the statistics about how it can make us more productive. You know it can help you be healthier and happier. You also know there’s another deadline coming up, you have a bunch of client meetings, and there isn’t a smidgeon of white space to be found anywhere on your schedule. 

I’ve discovered it’s actually surprisingly easy to add some fitness routines to your day during those ‘stolen moments’ that almost every day has in there somewhere. Here are a half dozen that sound pretty cool to test out:

The History of Humor

Thursday, 30 March 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

The History of Humor

“Smile.  It confuses people.”   ~ The Joker

It’s almost April Fools’ Day, and no, you don’t have to be an infamous super criminal to take your penchant for pernicious pranks to new heights this April 1st.

You may have already planned a hundred ways to prank a pal, confuse a co-worker or flummox a friend, but have you stopped to wonder how all this April foolery got started in the first place?

And why April Fools’ anyway?

Where Is Your Next Vacation?

Thursday, 16 March 2017 Posted in Staying Sane, Business Strategy

Where Is Your Next Vacation?

If you’ve gone through the supermarket or drug store lately, you’ve probably come across a display ad for Calgon soaps. Most of these ads feature attractive young women with dreamy expressions on their faces and the catchphrase: “Calgon! Take me away!”

And if you’re like many of us, the ad probably inspires thoughts of a well-deserved vacation. The cold weather many of us are facing, the deadlines and the pile of work we have waiting for us back at the office, don’t help turn our thoughts away either.

So what type of vacation will it be this year?

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