Darth Vader and the Hedonic Treadmill

Remember how we talked about the Hedonic Treadmill the other day? That idea in psychology that we always want more? That barely have we attained a thing that we are already looking for our next conquest? Before I had ever heard the term Hedonic Treadmill, I had invented a term for the phenomenon in myContinue reading “Darth Vader and the Hedonic Treadmill”

The many, many benefits of decluttering

I can’t believe that there is still anything here to declutter. But believe it or not, I keep finding things. After one full week of ruthless decluttering, I am still finding the occasional odd or end that no longer has a home at my address. This has been, without a doubt, one of the strangestContinue reading “The many, many benefits of decluttering”

Learning to say no

One thing I’ve noticed about my family is that I tend to be the one who puts the most things on the calendar, in spite of the fact that I abhor leaving the house most of the time. I am the one who has the highest expectations for what we will be able to getContinue reading “Learning to say no”