Stuff comes up and sooner or later you are deep in the fight.

The question is do you keep swinging or give up?

Having cancer meant finding my inner badass. You have one too.

~Catherine Avery

GI Joe, Thin Mints and Happiness

I'm taking a happiness course on Coursera through Yale. It was mentioned to me in a group Happiness is sort of a strange thing to talk about when you're talking about productivity, right? But productivity can help us be happier. That's not really entirely...

How To Get Sh%&T Done!

The daffodils and hyacinths are blooming, we have shed the winter jackets, and this weekend we will return our rental skis. I prepped for Bob’s birthday dinner on the back patio on Saturday. And happy surprise, it was warm enough to host outside as well.Last weel, two...

On Vacation

I took last week off from the ezine. Hope you didn’t miss me too much. We took a two-week family vacation to Europe. Bob and I were last there in 2003 for our luna de miel (honeymoon) in Italy. Doesn’t honeymoon sound so much better in Italian? We wanted...

Being Unplugged

Last Friday, March 1st, was the National Day of Unplugging. Sounds like a foreign concept for most of us, yet there are many religions who value turning off everything for the Sabbath or more frequently. The Sabbath is about a ritual day of rest. Rest is...

Digital Declutter

Monday February 11, was National Clean Out Your Computer Day. This reminded me of the challenge I ran recently called the Digital Detox. Below I share a few of the best strategies that you can start doing today to clear out your computer. There's no reason to wait...

How Will You Simplify In 2019?

2018 went out with much fanfare for the Avery family. We traveled to Florida to spend time with my parents. I was excited to meet (again) and talk with Franco Harris (yes the Pittsburgh Steeler) after the game. We have been making a few minor updates to our lower...

Making Merry

Happy Holidays! December marches on as we continue to make merry here at Casa Avery. Casa Avery Client's Bathroom I stopped by a business colleague’s home project recently to add the finishing touches just in time for the holidays. He and his family needed an upstairs...

What’s Your Story?

Stories...we all tell stories. Stories were handed down from generation to generation long before a person put reed brush to papyrus or chisel to stone. The tribe gathered around the campfire to remember, record and reflect. This week marks my 3 year anniversary since...

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