Are You Adding OR Subtracting Stress From Your Life?

When I retired early, a large part of it was to move away from the stress that running a business, managing employees, and last-minute travel, ALL while trying to be there for my growing family. And it was in that mini-retirement that I realized I was so burnt out that I could barely even look… Continue reading Are You Adding OR Subtracting Stress From Your Life?

In praise of the dumbphone and leaving the smartphone behind forever

Amanda from Counting Cathedrals, saw my recent article about how I locked my cell phone in a safe for 24 hours to escape the need for a constant dopamine hit. Then she reached out with her own personal experience. Amanda, who is on a quest to see a basketball game in all 350+ college arenas,… Continue reading In praise of the dumbphone and leaving the smartphone behind forever

Ruthlessly cut down on email for less stress

When I found myself accidentally retired and no longer working, it was really, really strange to not have to be tied to my email. Running a big business with 50+ employees and even more co-workers, vendors and clients lends itself to a lot of email. We are talking about hundreds a day. In fact, I… Continue reading Ruthlessly cut down on email for less stress