Mindful PRODUCTIVITY and PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT.

Design intentional systems that truly fit your life.
Never lose another idea.

I create COURSES to help creative thinkers build tailored PRODUCTIVITY SYSTEMS to fit their busy lives.

Hello, friend! I’m Elizabeth Butler, MD, PhD. I’m a practicing physician, working parent, part-time creator, and fellow busy person. 😊

I create courses to help creative, idealistic professionals build streamlined note-taking and productivity systems to fit their busy lives. I also write articles about mindful productivity, note taking apps, and personal knowledge management (PKM).

FREE PDF GUIDE

Discover five NOTE TAKING MYTHS that just might be holding you back.

Figure out what’s getting in the way of building your perfect personal knowledge management system.

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YOUR TIME IS TOO PRECIOUS TO WASTE.

You need a trusted PRODUCTIVITY SYSTEM that helps support your CREATIVITY and can keep up with your BUSY LIFE.

You’re a busy person, doing interesting work. And your life is full: maybe too full, some days.

You’ve gone down the rabbit holes of online research and come up short. You don’t need a list of keyboard shortcuts or a refresher on the finer points of GTD. You’re tired of reading breathless click-bait articles on “how to be INSANELY productive in just FIVE SECONDS a day” (written entirely without irony or self-awareness by childless, single men in their early twenties, with enviable autonomy over their daily work schedules).

You need a trusted, effective, minimalist system so you can finally feel organized–
and free up your mind to get on with doing great things.

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Quiet
Productivity

Quiet productivity goes deeper than just tips and time management. Discover how to get the right things done with more efficiency and ease.

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Personal Knowledge Management

Personal knowledge management (PKM) means building a trusted system to organize your notes, ideas, research, and files.

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Calmer Notes Method for Personal Knowledge Management

Follow the five-step Calmer Notes method to craft your own tailored personal knowledge management system.

Obsidian Notes

Learn how to take notes with Obsidian MD (minus the fuss and overwhelm).

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Note Taking

Tips on how to take notes at work or school.

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Quotes

Inspiring quotations on productivity, meaningful work, note taking, and related topics.

Free guide

Are any of these common note taking myths holding you back?

Discover what’s getting in the way of building your perfect personal knowledge management system.