Tag Archives: productivity

Mac Power User

I’m an Apple tech convert. I use MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad and I would love to get an Apple watch some day. I groan whenever I need to use the Microsoft Windows operating system because after you have used a Mac, you never look back.

A while back, I discovered a weekly podcast called MPU (Mac Power Users) on Relay FM. I listen to their podcasts whenever I can. The podcast is hosted by Katie Floyd and David Sparks, two American lawyers, who are smart, funny and tech savvy. They have great on air rapport and seem to genuinely love doing their show. The podcast itself has little to with their day jobs as lawyers. They talk Apple and productivity workflows. Their ideas can be used by anyone who wants to use Mac technology better and more efficiently. They interview great guests, many of whom are generous with ideas and processes for using the Mac in all it’s variations. I have learned to use my Apple technology so much better by listening to MPU. 

If you want to be a Mac Power User or just learn a tip or trick that makes using your Mac products just a little easier, check them out: https://www.relay.fm/mpu/

Cheers, Catherine

A Blogging Experiment

I’ve found that over the last few months, I’ve been unable to find the time to write for my email letter or for my blog. Today, I finally had some time to ponder  some changes to my writing process. I still want to write and publish regularly, but the time commitment for the email letter, which I used to send weekly, has become too onerous.

I decided that I needed to make a change. Perhaps I need to take my own advice and simplify my processes. While I enjoyed writing and publishing the email letter, I find it easier to post to this blog. I also decided to strip down the formatting to the essentials. So while these posts may not look as pretty as the email letter, I’m still able to publish here regularly.

Tell me what you think over the next few months while I try to stick to a posting schedule.

The life [simplified] letter: Inviting Creativity with Routine

The latest edition of the life [simplified] letter: Inviting Creativity with Routine published on January 15, 2015 is now available. Enjoy!

The life [simplified] letter is written for my email subscribers. The email letter is my weekly musings on lifestyle design focusing on simplicity and ease where I share my successes and my tribulations.

Every once in a while, I send little goodies that are only available through the email letter.

If you would like to get your own copy of the letter delivered right to your inbox, please subscribe. It’s free!

Cheers, Catherine   Location: Beautiful Saltspring Island, BC, Canada

The life [simplified] letter: Setting Priorities

The latest edition of the life [simplified] letter: Setting Priorities published on February 7, 2013 is now available. Enjoy!

The life [simplified] letter is written for my email subscribers. The email letter is my weekly musings on lifestyle design focusing on simplicity and ease where I share my successes and my tribulations. Email subscribers get each edition of the letter four days prior to it being posted here.

Every once in a while, I send little goodies that are only available through the email letter.

If you would like to get your own copy of the letter delivered right to your inbox, please subscribe. It’s free!

Cheers, Catherine   Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

The life [simplified] letter: Meaningful Work

The latest edition of the life [simplified] letter: Meaningful Work published on November 29, 2012 is now available. Enjoy!

The life [simplified] letter is written for my email subscribers. The email letter is my weekly musings on lifestyle design focusing on simplicity and ease where I share my successes and my tribulations. Email subscribers get each edition of the letter four days prior to it being posted here.

Every once in a while, I send little goodies that are only available through the email letter.

If you would like to get your own copy of the letter delivered right to your inbox, please subscribe. It’s free!

Cheers, Catherine   Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

The life [simplified] letter: Saying No to Multi-Tasking

The latest edition of the life [simplified] letter: Saying No to Multi-Tasking published on November  14, 2012 is now available. Enjoy!

The life [simplified] letter is written for my email subscribers. The email letter is my weekly musings on lifestyle design focusing on simplicity and ease where I share my successes and my tribulations. Email subscribers get each edition of the letter four days prior to it being posted here.

Every once in a while, I send little goodies that are only available through the email letter.

If you would like to get your own copy of the letter delivered right to your inbox, please subscribe. It’s free!

Cheers, Catherine   Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

The life [simplified] letter: Perfectionism

The latest edition of the life [simplified] letter: Perfectionism published on October 18, 2012 is now available. Enjoy!

The life [simplified] letter is written for my email subscribers. The email letter is my weekly musings on lifestyle design focusing on simplicity and ease where I share my successes and my tribulations. Email subscribers get each edition of the letter four days prior to it being posted here.

Every once in a while, I send little goodies that are only available through the email letter.

If you would like to get your own copy of the letter delivered right to your inbox, please subscribe. It’s free!

Cheers, Catherine   Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

The life [simplified] letter: Taming Social Media

The latest edition of the life [simplified] letter: Taming Social Media published on September 6, 2012 is now available. Enjoy!

The life [simplified] letter is written for my email subscribers. The email letter is my weekly musings on lifestyle design focusing on simplicity and ease where I share my successes and my tribulations. Email subscribers get each edition of the letter four days prior to it being posted here.

Every once in a while, I send little goodies that are only available through the email letter.

If you would like to get your own copy of the letter delivered right to your inbox, please subscribe. It’s free!

Cheers, Catherine   Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

The life [simplified] letter: Making Peace with Email

The latest edition of the life [simplified] letter: Making Peace with Email published on August 30, 2012 is now available. Enjoy!

The life [simplified] letter is written for my email subscribers. The email letter is my weekly musings on lifestyle design focusing on simplicity and ease where I share my successes and my tribulations. Email subscribers get each edition of the letter four days prior to it being posted here.

Every once in a while, I send little goodies that are only available through the email letter.

If you would like to get your own copy of the letter delivered right to your inbox, please subscribe. It’s free!

Cheers, Catherine   Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

The life [simplified] letter: Unplanning

The latest edition of the life [simplified] letter: Unplanning published on July 19, 2012 is now available. Enjoy!

The life [simplified] letter is written for my email subscribers. The email letter is my weekly musings on lifestyle design focusing on simplicity and ease where I share my successes and my tribulations. Email subscribers get each edition of the letter four days prior to it being posted here.

Every once in a while, I send little goodies that are only available through the email letter.

If you would like to get your own copy of the letter delivered right to your inbox, please subscribe. It’s free!

Cheers, Catherine   Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada