I can work productively to benefit myself and others
The phrase New Year’s Resolution means making a firm decision to do or not to do something in the coming calendar year. There are many reasons that this is a terrible idea.
What should you get your friends and co-workers this holiday season? How about something they’ll thank you for by returning or re-gifting it?
I was impressed by how effective this year’s political campaigns were at creating division and fear. As we come together with friends and family of all political stripes over the holidays, what would happen if we analyzed how politicians behaved and did the opposite? Would our conversations create connection and trust?
“You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.”–Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
On Saturday morning I felt let down, a little sorry for myself, and that what I was doing was a waste of time. In other words, I forgot the equation: Intention > Outcome.
One Saturday afternoon I checked my texts and emails to find a message that couldn’t have been better engineered to evoke social anxiety!
“Here lies the body of William Jay,
Who died maintaining his right of way –
He was right, dead right, as he sped along,
But he’s just as dead as if he were wrong.”–Dale Carnegie
Practicing FAIR consent is a powerful tool for reducing unwanted sexual interactions. Practicing consent in everyday life can lead to richer, more rewarding relationships and emotional resilience.
We think of our personality as our distinctive character. But the Latin root word, persona, means the mask through which an actor speaks. Like Halloween masks, our personality conceals who we really are. And we live in fear of being unmasked.
After fifty-two consecutive Mondays of posting ideas for moving from depression to well-being, last week I found myself caught up in an internal struggle. I decided not to post. There’s a laundry list of reasons for taking breaks (and a few reasons to proceed with caution when we’re depressed).
Labor Day seems like the perfect time to look at the connection between work and well-being.
A Curious Path to Improved Concentration
Are you curious why concentration seems so difficult? What if it were as easy as binge-watching TV? An easy, mindful approach to improving concentration.
Shortly after you were born, your mother had a shocking conversation with her doctor about your unusual sleep habits.