Showing posts from August, 2016

Catalogs Are Dangerous! 3 Steps to Save Yourself - and A Few Hundred Trees.

I was talking with a client last week about catalogs.  She said, "I don't know I want something until I see it in a catalog."

Notice she said want not need.  Two very different things.  If you need something, you need it to live.  You cannot get along without it, or at the very least, it would be very difficult.  If you want something, you can live without it.  

Just yesterday I had a conversation with another client about her catalogs.  The catalogs she receives daily are invading her life.  They are taking her time away from what she truly wants and needs to be doing.  

The problem is - she cannot not look at the catalogs.

So I decided to do a little research and find out how difficult it would be to reduce the amount of catalogs I receive.  (Honestly, I don't receive many - but here are the results of my research).

1.  Call the companies and ask to be removed from their mailing list.

2.   Sign up on to opt out of not only catalog mailings but also thos…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Remember the back-to-school commercial from Staples?  While I can't stand and don't shop at Staples, I do like the commercial.  (Really, how can you screw up an online order for tape?)

With the Christmas song, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" playing in the background and the look on the kids' faces, well, it's just priceless.

There is, however, so much more to August than just back-to -school.  August, to me, seems like a time to wrap up and enjoy the last bits of Summer.  And to look forward to the Fall.

How will you enjoy the last bits of the Summer season?  I'm going to enjoy the beautiful sunrise early each morning - and the beautiful sunset in the evening.  I'm going to enjoy my warm and sunny walks through the park.  I'm really going to enjoy my bowl of ice cream on a summer evening.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year.  Enjoy it.

In Joy,