Welcome to the It's About Time blog!

December 14, 2017

I'm interested in examining our fast-paced way of life and exploring ways to slow down and live more intentionally, which is what this site is all about! I hope that you will read something here that perhaps will give you a new idea and inspiration, or maybe it will simply support you in what you're … Read More

Taking charge of your technology

May 8, 2018

When I first heard what Tristan Harris, a former Google employee, was doing, I was so thrilled to see that someone with his insight and perspective was taking on this cause! He left his position at Google to start the Center for Humane Technology and the nonprofit organization, Time Well Spent, where he is trying to … Read More

Going Deeper, Not Wider: Using What We Already Have

April 9, 2018

You might see me some random Saturday morning, carrying out a bag of old clothes from my house, with a spring in my step, on my way to donate it to Salvation Army. You see, I get a real thrill when I clear my clutter, simplify, let things go. But, ironically, I also get a … Read More

My Quest for Hygge

February 24, 2018

Back in the late 70s, early 80s, I lived in the Southwest for a pretty long stretch. While I certainly grew to love some aspects of the climate and the culture, there was always something missing for me. Of course, you could say that because I grew up on the East Coast, I naturally missed … Read More

JOMO (Joy of Missing Out)

February 12, 2018

Sometimes our acronym-inundated language drives me a bit crazy, but I love this one! So, to set the stage, first came FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), an acronym that's been thrown around for quite awhile. FOMO is all about comparison and feeling we're falling short, being left out, falling behind. It seems to touch upon … Read More

The Cost of Interruptions

December 15, 2017

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that lately it's been quite a challenge for me to stay focused on tasks that require deep thinking and concentration. I don't think I'm alone in this. It's so easy for many of us to be distracted and pulled from one task to the other. Someone calls and need … Read More

Do You Suffer From Thaasophobia?

December 15, 2017

Yes, I believe I do! And you? Thaasophobia is the fear of sitting still, of being idle, of being bored.  Fear of boredom. Seems strange but I'd venture to guess that many of us experience this to one degree or another. (Okay, maybe fear is a strong word; but certainly uncomfortable enough with it that we … Read More

In Praise of Slowness

December 15, 2017

In Praise of Slowness is an excellent TED talk that would have been my TED talk  except that Carl Honoré did it first! Ha! That's what I get for procrastinating. Seriously, though, so much of what I've been thinking about, reading, studying regarding how our crazy, busy lives affect us, Honoré discusses in this TED … Read More

Timeshifting

December 15, 2017

One thing that has frustrated me about traditional time management programs is that the unstated goal often seems to be about cramming more into your day, suggesting ways to get more done in less time, in the name of efficiency and productivity. I think that approach can backfire and make us feel less focused and … Read More