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Friday, July 15, 2011

You can't win if you don't play

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happiness: have meaningful goals

Rule number four, from the article 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy , is to have meaningful goals.

Harvard’s resident happiness professor, Tal Ben-Shahar, agrees, “Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable.”


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Parenting experts

Inspired by this tweet:

everyone is the perfect parent until they have kids :) @karynclimans @MumsnChums @CoreExpectationless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



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Sunday, May 8, 2011

No expectations

Happy Mother's Day!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Out vs in

I previously mentioned Priscilla Claman's terrific post on "How to Avoid Impossible Assignments."

This part of the first paragraph caught my attention:

Burnout occurs when you expend more internal resources and energy than you take in. It's not just a matter of working hard, which at the best of times can feel exciting and motivating. Burnout is exhausting — whether you are working hard or not.
It reminds me of a previous post titled "Relax" which also talks about the importance of filling one's own tank.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Clutter vs focus

From the article "Scientists find physical clutter negatively affects your ability to focus, process information"

Or, to paraphrase in non-neuroscience jargon: When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information. Clutter makes you distracted and unable to process information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organized, and serene environment.

Read more.

I wonder if the brains of people who seem to work best amongst clutter differ from those subjects in the study mentioned in the article.


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Sunday, April 10, 2011

What do clowns, magicians and mimes have in common?

If you see a bad painting, do you hate all painters? If you hear a bad singer, do you hate all singers? What's different about clowns, magicians and mimes?

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Anxiety vs dwelling

Last month's MSNBC article "Everything you know about beating stress is wrong" had lots of things to love, like dark chocolate being good for reducing stress hormones and encouraging the venting of anger now and again.

I was surprised by the finding that subjects who avoided thinking or talking about their sadness had a lower risk of depression. So much for talk therapy as a one-size fits-all strategy.

Pass the chocolate.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's fashionable and painful?

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Asked vs helped

As sales reps know, "It’s easier to farm than to hunt."

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Desire vs despair

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Alzheimer's

Read up on the "10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's" at Alzheimer's Society of Canada. While you're at it, read "Take Action for Healthier Living" which was created for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday

You know it's Monday when your "Unresponsive script" message box has a status of "Not Responding."

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Urgent!

Just because you can do it immediately, doesn't mean you should.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Calm vs fatigue

Because it takes a lot of energy to be anxious.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!

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