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3 lessons from a squirrel +1 extra

Posted by Pat on September 24, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Squirrels are a lowly rodent to some people, but to admirers they are high flying acrobats, fuzzy tailed philosophers, scampering tree huggers, and resourceful survivors. (The are also awfully cute!) Here are 3 (+1 extra!) life lessons we can learn from our squirrel friends.  We all know the easy one: to save for the future! The […]

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That elusive balance

Posted by Pat on September 17, 2017 in Uncategorized |

The opposite of stressed is calm and balanced, right? Work, kids, life, money, time, energy…if we could just balance it all. But balance is actually a state of constant motion. Think of a tightrope walker, a plate spinner, a bicycle rider, or a gymnast on a balance beam. If they stop moving, just stand still, […]

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What is the Ben Franklin effect?

Posted by Pat on September 10, 2017 in Uncategorized |

You may know a lot about Benjamin Franklin-for example, that he invented bifocals, graces the $100 bill, and experimented on electricity with a kite and a key. But you may never have heard of the Ben Franklin effect that was even cited in Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” In a nutshell: […]

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More word play!

Posted by Pat on September 3, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Oxymorons are fun to play with! (after all, I am an ex-English teacher!)  Ever wondered about such phrases as… icy burn? fight for peace? definitely maybe? How about … government organization? act naturally? open secret? Why do we use phrases that don’t seem to make logical sense? For one reason, they are fun! Oscar Wilde […]

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