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Monthly Archives: June 2013


How to Deal with Transitions

Emma is a poster girl for Newton’s first law of motion: Once she starts doing something, she just keeps doing it until acted upon by some external force. Each day when Emma’s alarm clock rings, she drowsily hits the snooze button several times. The shower, when she finally gets there, is so steamy and fragrant, - Continue Reading


Easy Does It… Insight From Martha

Life is hard. We all know that. It is one of the primary beliefs that helped you gut it out through school subjects you hated, your soul-vampire of a job, and the years when your children, your partner, and your parents all depended on you. When I read through the journals I have kept sporadically - Continue Reading


How to Stop Procrastinating

Ugh! I’m so full, I can’t breathe!” says Rose as she finishes her cheeseburger. “And I’ve got to lose weight. … I think I’ll have the crème brûlée.” Across the table, her oncologist friend, Linda, lights up, handling the stress of treating cancer patients by smoking like a chimney. Meanwhile Barb is complaining about her - Continue Reading


On Martha’s Bookshelf: The End of Big

“The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath” by Nicco Mele Nicco Mele, like every competent social scientist these days, describes the radical changes created by new technologies. For Mele, this is an area of least satisfaction. Instead of celebrating the joys of “radical connectivity,” the author paints a picture of - Continue Reading