New Year’s Motivation – Declutter/Organize Your Home

Here we are on Day Three of our New Year’s motivation series.  Today, we are talking my best tips to clean/declutter/organize your home.  I’ve got more than 100 posts to choose from in this category, so I couldn’t narrow it down to just five posts.  Instead, I selected five different types of posts to help […]

New Year’s Motivation – Manage Your Money

This is the second post in our New Year’s Motivation series.  After weight loss, I think people’s #2 resolution is to recover from their holiday debt, and learn how to manage your money.  I feel it certainly is a worthy goal.  To me, managing your money is less about getting rich and more about ensuring […]

New Year’s Motivation – My BEST Weight Loss Tips

Welcome to 2017!  Every year, the #1 New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight.  To me, it is always perfect timing, just because of our holiday schedule.  Most folks start their holiday eating binge in November for Thanksgiving, then Christmas takes off like a rocket.  We have parties, holiday goodies in the office (I got […]

Terrific Tips to Start off Your New Year’s Motivation

Well, here we are again – ready to start off another New Year’s Day.  If you’re like most people (and like me too!) you started off last New Year’s with a resolution or three for things you wanted to change.  And if you’re like most folks, by February 1st, you were right back where you […]

How Long Will It Take to Pay Your Christmas Bills?

Tomorrow is my second payday after Christmas. And tomorrow, I will write a check and poof!  All my Christmas bills will be paid off.  My holiday situation wasn’t always like this – like many people, I used to have credit card bills from the holidays that would take me months to pay off.  This is […]

Happy New Year’s 2016

If there is anything I struggle with in my life, it’s dealing with my various habits.  I struggle with both breaking bad habits and creating good ones.  I have even done some research trying to find a magical solution. It seems to be a pretty widespread issue.  I read somewhere that something like 90% of […]

Are Gym Memberships a Good Deal?

I did a post about saving money at the gym last year and I decided I wanted to revisit it again as part of my New Year’s Motivation series.  The first week of January is exactly the time of year when people start flooding to the gym again to try and get rid of a […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #5 School Cafeteria

I hope you’ve been enjoying my series so far.  This is my final post in the series, but I think it’s my favorite.  As the head of the USDA, Brian Wansink was given a challenge to improve the nutrition in the typical school cafeteria.  And I have to say, the simple and innovative ideas he […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #4 Grocery Shopping

Here in the 4th post of the series, it’s time to talk about some smart strategies in the grocery store.  I know a lot of posts you see are talking about making thrifty choices while grocery shopping, but these are some little tricks that will help you stick to these better choices even on days […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #3 Manage Snacking

In our last post, we talked about customizing our kitchens for a new healthy lifestyle.  The nice thing about these tips is that you aren’t going overboard.  You are just making a few simple changes that will pay off in the long run.  Today, we are going to look at the problem behavior of snacking. […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #2 Redo your Kitchen

**This post may contain affiliate links. I’m going to share some simple tips on how to rearrange your kitchen to support your weight loss efforts.  Obviously one of the main places we have control over is our own kitchen.  It is one of the rare areas in our lives where we have more or less […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #1: Buffet Eating

  I am starting a new series here.  Part of it is to help you, but part of it is to help me too.  I’ve always struggled with my weight and I’ve found a series of really brilliant little tricks to make weight loss much easier. One of the foundations behind these little tricks is […]

Gearing Up for some New Year’s Motivation

Now that most of the holiday is behind us, it’s time to start gearing up and dusting off our motivation to start off our New Year’s just right.  Even if you aren’t the resolution type, it is always a perfect time to look at ways you can start working off some of those excess holiday […]

Secrets to Easy Daily Clutter Maintenance

Clutter is one of the one of the biggest challenges in keeping your home looking nice.  It can get out of control SO quickly and then you’re up to your neck in dishes, mail, shoes, newspapers, backpacks, etc.   If you can just get this one very simple clutter habit until control, you would be […]

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A Clever Way to Use Quotes to Boost Your Motivation

I LOVE quotes. Actually, saying that I love them really doesn’t do it justice.  Maybe I’m even a little obsessed with quotes.  Some of my favorite quotes have been an influence on my life for decades. The problem is remembering the lessons I’ve learned from them.  I have a ton of great quotes I keep on […]