Goal Setting

Start Your Diet on Wednesday (And Other “Radical” Ways to Make Life Better)

By |May 9th, 2013|

Let me ask you a quick question: The last time you started a diet (or decided to eat healthier, start exercising or make some other positive change in your life) on what day of the week […]

How to Achieve Goals Even When the Going Gets Rough

By |March 26th, 2013|

Here’s something you may not know about me: I love college basketball, to the extent that I jump up and down and scream at the television as if the players can hear me. See, I grew […]

Are You Ready to Get in the Game?

By |February 28th, 2013|

If you’re a parent like me, you probably spend a fair amount of time on the sidelines, cheering on your kids while they participate in their favorite activities. I stand on the sidelines to cheer on […]

How to Persevere When Your Goals Don’t Go As Planned

By |January 30th, 2013|

“You’ve come too far to quit now.” These were the words of our 14-year-old son to my husband Jay, who was staring blankly at his computer screen. That computer screen showed that simplify 101’s web server […]

5 Simple Tips To Achieve Your Resolutions

By |January 3rd, 2013|

Whether you like to call them wishes, dreams, resolutions or goals, if you’re serious about making change in your life, try these five ideas. They’ll help you make your goals, resolutions, wishes and dreams come true.
1. […]

There’s more than one way to get there…

By |December 5th, 2012|

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In January this year, just like every January for as long as I can remember, I wrote down […]

Make Progress on Your Goals with New Routines

By |January 31st, 2012|

I mentioned in my Finish It Friday post last week that I’m trying something new—cleaning during the week instead of on the weekends. One of my underlying motivations for doing this is to create bigger blocks […]

Loosen Your Grip

By |May 12th, 2011|

One summer before I had kids, I decided to take up golf. Under the advice of friends, I took golf lessons. The idea was to learn the basic fundamentals of golfing before I developed bad habits […]

Make Space for the New in the New Year

By |December 22nd, 2010|

Back when I worked for big companies, I loved the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I was one of the few people who always worked during that week. In the beginning, this was out of […]

Goals and Resolutions: Intimidating or Empowering?

By |January 5th, 2010|

I’ve been pondering the power of goals for the past several days. It is the start of the year after all—a time to set New Year’s resolutions, or new goals, for the year ahead. I love […]