How do you answer ‘What are you grateful for’ at the Thanksgiving dinner?
From Tapas to Time Management: Sobremesa and Siestas
With Thanksgiving around the corner, concepts like ‘gratitude’, ‘generosity’, ‘the art of giving and receiving thanks’ are front and center. So much so, that some of us, at times feel under pressure to be grateful and to express gratitude, when it is in fact one of the most difficult and awkward tasks for many of […]
Why stress management is tougher for New Yorkers and Californians
Spain is different, Spanish culture is vibrant – and what makes it unique is its warm and friendly customs, tapas culture, time management to siestas. ‘Sobremesa’ a time to relax after meal before getting back to work. An age-old concept in Spanish culture of taking a post-lunch snooze, by way of chatting or having a […]
The ‘Physician Burnout’ is Avoidable: 4 Proven Stress Management Tips for Doctors
Always have an overflowing list of tasks and projects to complete before you can finally head home? Routinely work through weekends to get that presentation up and running by Monday morning? Or tired of your constant state of sleep deprivation, stress, and feeling empty from within, from lack of a social and family life? Maybe […]
Do Men have NO Choice (or Voice) in Work-Life Balance Today?
Back in 2011, when Dr.Karen Sibert’s controversial advice published in a New York Times article, urged women doctors to reconsider their choice of career as it is one that severely impacts work life balance, the debate opened up a can of worms. Sibert famously said – “You can’t have it all” and went on to […]
The ‘Peggy Duncan’ Way to Dramatically Boost Personal Productivity: Reviews
Emma and Joe Barnes are a dual-career couple, living and working full time in California. When they had their daughter Zia, Emma got a twelve-week paid maternity leave, and flexi-hours option when she joined back work after her leave expired. She now works from home most days while Joe, her husband, never got a paternity […]
Looking for a sunshine getaway? Head down the coastal highway in California
Peggy Duncan is a shortcut expert. Nope, the famous personal productivity expert doesn’t have a shortcut to success (yet) but her amazing productivity hacks promise to help you get more done in less time. Let’s take a look at some of Peggy Duncan’s best works to see – what’s her remedy for living the life […]
Outsourcing Your Personal and Private: 5 Tasks a Lifestyle Concierge Can Do
If you love a good drive and a road trip then hit the road and drive on the cliff hugging All-American route along the Pacific Coast highway that runs along California coast for the most part. It is an ideal long weekend road trip – the scenic landscape along the route and sunny and beautiful […]
Can You Challenge Yourself to Truly Waste Time? It could be your Best Productivity Hack Ever!
You must be Eminem or Rihanna to hire a lifestyle concierge or enrol for professional lifestyle management services. Right? Wrong! If you’re thinking the service must be insanely expensive and that you can easily do everything on your ‘to-do’ list yourself, you’re wrong on both accounts and more. Because not only will it take you […]
Craving for a break? Whisk yourself away on any of these weekend getaways from New York
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” said Socrates In defence of being productively idle, time wasted is time well spent. Repeat that, time wasted in being wholly, happily, and proudly unproductive is actually time spent fulfilling your outer and inner self. Ever wondered what’s common between the world’s greatest scientists and CEOs who are […]
Does it often feel as if life is passing by the window as we toggle between household chores, office deadlines and the usual daily grind? And, especially if you live in a city like New York, stress can be overwhelming, making you feel constantly under the gun. Taking a quick break can do magic and […]