Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Reflections on TED, one year later

One of my highlights of 2016 was speaking at the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco. I spoke in October, and the conference itself was fascinating, if a bit surreal. It was a major event -- dinners, performing groups, gift bags, a big audience plus a simulcast lounge, plus hundreds of other TEDx conferences going on at the same time -- and yet the speakers kne… read more »

Reader question: What if my spouse and I aren’t on the same page with time?

Recently I received a reader question from a gentleman who noted that he'd been implementing advice from my books. The one time challenge he was unable to overcome? His wife. "I like tracking my time, prioritizing getting to bed early, etc. My wife, on the other hand, prefers a much more relaxed approach to time." She was not interested in tracking time and "is… read more »

Podcast discussion thread: Books with Modern Mrs. Darcy!

Sarah -- who just had her baby!! -- and I are delighted to welcome Anne Bogel as our special guest to the Best of Both Worlds podcast this week. Anne is the blogger behind the genius blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, which is where I get approximately 99 percent of my book recommendations. Well, that and her podcast, What Should I Read Next?, which answers that pressing que… read more »

Weekend: Bach, raingutter regatta, snow

We got our first snowstorm of the season this weekend. As snowstorms go, this one was pretty good. It hit on a Saturday, so there wasn't the fuss of school being canceled. It never got too cold, we only had a few inches and the next day was into the high 30s so most of the roads are clear. My 2-year-old was quite taken with the snow, so I spent a lot of time outside with hi… read more »

Friday miscellany: Bereft of the phone

This week has been a doozy, as described in the birthday post. But I did manage to get my car battery and brakes replaced, and my cracked iPhone screen repaired. Apparently there's a whole chain of stores called iDropped Inc. that specialize in phone repair. The young man who was running the location I visited told me that Fridays were busy because people had be… read more »