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March 23, 2015 Focusing on One Step at a Time

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg was, in fact, a powerful book for me. I was particularly drawn to the concepts of keystone habits (those habits that can truly transform a person’s life) and small wins. The further into the book I read, the

March 16, 2015 Meet Jennifer Sheller

Meet Jennifer Sheller!  Jennifer was born in Pottstown, PA and still remains a huge Philadelphia sports fan. She “bleeds green” and has traveled all over the country to cheer on her beloved Eagles. She is also a proud Spider – graduating from the University of

February 23, 2015 An Experiment in Time-Management

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club and this inspired me to try an experiment in time-management and the power of habits.  There is a lot of discussion in the first portion of the book on

February 16, 2015 Meet Karen Rutkoski

Meet Karen Rutkoski! Karen is a Northern Virginia native with a passion for organizing. She’s always keen to try a new recipe for dinner, to check out a new book, or to find a new place to go for a day trip on the back

February 9, 2015 Small Wins and Lasting Change

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club, and while we are not yet finished, there is a section on small wins that is really sticking with me. In this section, Duhigg speaks to the power

February 5, 2015 Make Unpacking Fun

I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with the Kaley Belakovich of Angie's List, last week. She was writing an article on "How to make Unpacking Fun,"  and after a few minutes on the phone we decided that unpacking will probably never be fun.  However,

February 2, 2015 Book Club – Worn Stories

This month the Maniacs book club read Worn Stories by Emily Spivack – a collection of famous artists or public figures' short stories about a piece of clothing that holds an important story for them. Each story is less than two pages but filled with

January 19, 2015 Meet Wendy Massarelli

Meet Wendy Massarelli!  Wendy grew up in Ohio and has brought her love of the Ohio State Buckeye’s all the way with her to Northern Virginia.  And while Ohio may be called “The Mother of Presidents,” Wendy could just as well be called “The Mother

January 5, 2015 3 Components of Executive Functions You Never Knew About

3 Components of Executive Functions You Never Knew About Self-Regulation of Emotion One of the most unknown or least understood components of executive dysfunction in my experience is the connection between it and emotions. As Dr. Barkley notes in his book Taking Charge of Adult ADHD,