When I first started teaching time management, I was focused on helping people get things done. Over time, I became more keenly aware of the need to step back and focus on doing the right things. (To do less, even, in order to make meaningful progress on what matters most.) Today my focus is even […]
“Am I OK?” Most of us are constantly asking ourselves that question in our lives. It might not always be conscious, but at some level we’re always holding up a yardstick to see if we measure up. I caught myself doing that just this morning. But this time, some wiser internal voice called bullshit on me.
As I write this, I’m sitting in the Cardiovascular Center of a large medical complex in northern New Jersey, waiting to see my mother, who has just survived open heart surgery. Two new valves – one cow, one pig – now reside in her heart, replacing the ones that were initially damaged during an episode […]