Feel the need to read? We’re adding a weekly feature at Live.Work.Think.Play. With so many interesting posts across the web — we felt the need to share what we’ve been reading. Staying true to our mission to expand your perspective, you’ll find the article titles are quite varied. Some titles will be newly published, others newly discovered. Enjoy. Do you like this feature? Tell us … Continue reading Three Reads: Our Weekly Picks
I’m all in for a great idea that might help us move forward. But rest assured, I’ll put that idea through its paces. We should all take a closer look — breaking things down and exploring how it all works. Where the philosophy of manifesting is concerned, I completely understand its allure. In a sea of self-care trends, it does appear to embrace positivity (let’s … Continue reading I’m Worried About a Belief Manifesting. Here Are the Reasons Why.
The previous owner of my home — “the gardener” as I call her — clearly possessed a passion for the art of the plant. At every phase of the growing season without fail, there are at least two specimens in bloom. The choreography begins early in spring with rows of fuchsia-hued bleeding hearts — and extends into the fall with numerous Rose of Sharon and … Continue reading Why a Garden is Your Self-Care Champion
The wind of change, whatever it is, blows most freely through an open mind. — Katharine Whitehorn I’ve been told more than once that I’m not an ideal role model concerning change. (To be candid the characterization is absolutely correct.) I tend to balk at the mere whiff of a change — holding on to hope that it won’t ever come to pass. Then adjusting … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Yourself to Help You With Change
Recently, I’ve been writing (and revising) my work life manifesto — which attempts to distill my thoughts and guiding principles concerning how I approach work life. (More on this later.) One key principle, which survives every cut — addresses the notion that the people that surround and support us. Whether these individuals share our physical work environment or are connected virtually, doesn’t matter. It is … Continue reading Your Network Isn’t Working For You. Here’s What to Do About It.
“It is my belief, you see, that thinking is a double phenomenon like breathing.” – Asimov If you have watched the classic television series House, you’ll find that every medical mystery is solved in the most unusual of moments. Without fail, House’s uncanny ability to problem solve kicks in while he sits in the hospital cafeteria, is mid-sentence while talking to a team member or … Continue reading Want To Be More Creative? Here’s a Plan That Really Works
It is nearly the season of indecision. More specifically, the season of doubt concerning what to give your contacts and colleagues for the holidays. How often have you thought of someone you would like to thank for their support — yet you never mustered the motivation to follow through and find the right gift? Sure — there is always Oprah’s yearly list. However, its contents … Continue reading Need a Workplace Gift? We’ve Got a Few Classic Ideas