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...
How To Get Sh%&T Done!

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,...
Being Unplugged

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 so important....
How Will You Simplify In 2019?

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...

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