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5 Things to be Thankful for in 2012

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and like many people this time of year, we take a step back to reflect on the many blessings in our life and to express gratitude to those we cherish and love. Here are five things we picked that are worth being grateful for this year: 1. Good Health To us, staying in tip-top shape is a priority. That means adequate rest, lots of fresh air, healthy meals, lots of exercise, good stress management and effective ways to cope Read More >

Hurricane Sandy and Personal Storm Season Reflections

I woke up to the sound of a monster whispering outside my door this morning. She’s never been to Boston before, but today will be the day she makes her presence known in a very profound way. Who is she? Right now, if you live and work on the eastern coast of the United States like I do, you probably know the ‘monster’ I’m referring to. Truth is, I’ve been anticipating Hurricane Sandy and her wrath for days now. I’d be lying if I weren’t anxious to some degree. She Read More >

10 Easy Tips for Securing Your Home While Vacationing

Going away on vacation during the season of fall certainly has its perks: the crowds are less, the weather is more desirable, and discounts are everywhere and difficult to pass up. Planning the vacation is the easy part. Travel itinerary, hotel, transportation and packing are standard procedures. But have you put any thought into securing your home while away? With the average property loss per burglary estimated at more than $1300, taking a few steps to secure your Read More >

A Boston Personal Assistant’s Story: Transportation Services for Business Travelers

A personal assistant's role is as varied as the work itself. While most services are hands-on in nature, the work has expanded to include providing transportation services to people and pets to a variety of settings. Lately, some corporate clients have secured transportation services for their employees who frequently travel on business. I had the honor of serving some of them this year. As I sit and write this, summer 2012 has officially ended and I bid farewell to a Read More >

House Sitting Services Cater To Absentee Homeowners’ Needs

You're packed and ready to go on that extended trip finally, but you're nervous. You know that empty homes are more likely to be burglarized, and nothing says 'Please break and enter here' like a stack of newspapers in the front yard, lights that go on at predictable times, and wilting plants in the window sill. Your homeowner's insurance may not even cover you if you leave your home vacant, or you may be required to purchase costly additional insurance. Headaches are Read More >

Errand Running Services Buy Back Time in a Time-Starved World

Today is your wedding anniversary. It should be a night of celebration with your partner. But, you have been so busy you forgot to make dinner reservations. Not that it matters because your best outfit is still sitting at the dry cleaners (even though it's been ready for two weeks), you didn't book a babysitter and you are in charge of soccer practice snacks tomorrow. So, instead of gazing lovingly into your partner's eyes over a meal and bottle of wine, you'll be eating Read More >

Preparing For Your Elder Parents’ Future Begins Today

I recently returned to my childhood home in Virginia to spend some much-needed time with my parents. I always look forward to catching up with my nieces and nephews and seeing how much they have grown, as well as visiting old friends and relaxing at the oceanfront. The other day, I had a deep conversation with Dad at his garden - something I had never done with him in my life. Dad is a fiercely independent man approaching his eighth decade soon who always preferred to Read More >

Personal Assistant Donating Services in Support of Boston’s Homeless Neighbors

There is no greater feeling than giving back to the community. I have always been a believer in that. I was recently contacted by a Cambridge-based non-profit organization called On The Rise. It is a day program for homeless women and a safe haven from the mean streets of Boston. The women who come to this program also receive resources on how to get out of homelessness. On The Rise was preparing for its annual fundraising dinner called Prepare for Winter to be held Read More >

Why Time with Family Matters

Spending time with your family is one of the most important things you can do. Time together gives you an opportunity to laugh together, cry together, share your hearts with each other and really get to know each other. When you spend time with your family, you are building relationships with the people who are the most important to you. Even though spending time together can be challenging because of the busy lives we all lead, making the time to be together on a Read More >

What is a Personal Concierge Service?

We have all been there. Rushing from one errand to another, counting the minutes we have left hoping to make it to the kids' school in time for carpool. Toss in one lackadaisical cashier or slow-as-molasses bank teller and your entire schedule is thrown off. What you need is some help! Fortunately, time-starved people are fueling the growing number of personal concierge services. By taking on personal errands such as shopping for groceries, delivering packages, Read More >