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Real Simple Makeover Issue

8 Days a Week

If you could add an extra day to the week, how would you spend it? I saw this question in the current issue of Real Simple magazine. This is extraordinarily fun to think about! I’d also add, where would you insert the extra day? My extra day would come between Saturday and Sunday. That way I could still fill up my weekends without having to …

Fast Feast

Fast More, Feast More

I know I complain about social media on occasion, but it can be amazingly efficient at connecting me (and others) with really interesting, smart and talented individuals. Case in point, I met Amy on Facebook through a mutual friend of ours. She posts fantastic thoughts on her page revolving around Fasting and Feasting. Here are some of her latest posts: I need to fast from …

Addition by Subtraction

Addition by Subtraction

When we think about goals we set for ourselves, it seems logical that the best way to accomplish these goals is through positive commitments. Things we want to do, goals we want to achieve, skills we wish to learn, money we’d like to save and so on. I don’t know whether it’s because I can be rather stubborn or because too much change is daunting, …

Christine Peng-Peng Lee

Find Comfort In Your Default

“You are what you continually do–just do what you do!” This is what my dear friend Kirk Walker, UCLA assistant softball coach told me as we headed to the Super Six Gymnastics Championship finals on Saturday night. I found it very appropriate, encouraging and stress-relieving. We all have a default setting. What we do today, tomorrow and the day after is our default. We like …

Survival ring

The Lifeboat

Let’s do a little exercise. Get something to take notes on. Here we go… You’re on the Titanic and it’s going down. There is one Lifeboat that sits six people—you and five others. Of all the people you know, who would you have in your lifeboat and why? [Cue background Jeopardy music] Let me help you with your decision. You don’t want… Cool, hip, beautiful …