In this article, Jacqui explains why it is important to paint your career experience using all the colours in your work history palette. To help you see the whole picture, she further illustrates her three examples: context matters, culture matters and robust matters.
On Your Electronic Devices, Attention Span and Stress, read about five things you can do to maintain your ability to focus.
Dorlee made her debut on LinkedIn with this article, which has received a lot of attention. If clutter is over-taking your life, you may wish to use joy as a powerful agent for change.
I love the points that makes about exercise and how she uses it to "zone out from words". With movement she thinks about her body in a different way - a shift in perspective that can take exercise from drudgery to joy.
Speaking of exercise, see Tips for When You Don't Want to Exercise for 9 tips to help you get up off the couch, plus some movement classes you may wish to sample. Find out how your school experiences may be keeping you from moving.
Check out this beauty! While you're here, you may wish to look at more of Steven's exquisite nature shots. Do some Forest Bathing and see what wonders of nature you can capture with your camera.
I often think if you get even one good idea from a blog post, you've been gifted. Well, it seems like Christmas has come early, especially after reading this blog post.
Here, BoomerGirl shares a bit of her early life, while introducing you to the hot springs of British Columbia. If B.C. is in your travel plans, you may wish to include a soak, or many soaks, in nature's bathtub.
Liz shares an activity and insights that she did with a group of middle managers. How comfortable would you be during this exercise?
Friendships and Belonging
This post is peppered with reasons and resources to help you build connections - not just for business, but for you. I like that he suggests having an eclectic circle of friendships - one that consists of people of multiple ages, ethnicities, experiences, genders and locations. Variety is the spice of life when it comes to your relationships. Just think what all those different points of view are doing for your brain.
Take a walk through Beth's early years, as she shares her life in a south side Chicago neighbourhood. She writes about how connections are made, then deepened.
Family history is important. The takeaway from this post is that you should record your family history while it is still fresh. In other words, get it written down while people are still alive to share their anecdotes, trials, tribulations, challenges and successes.
Jackie regularly advises people to #TakeThisMoment, wisely suggesting that as a leader, “you want people to graduate from you.” This advice is pertinent in other areas, as well: teacher, coach and parent.
Ellen suggests ways to mix it up during the summer. Learn new skills or choose to change the way you do your everyday activities. The reward? A better working memory.
Have fun and keep in mind that there are Stages of Learning; in other words, stick with it and you’ll get there!
This reminds you to get out of your comfort zone by “resetting your thermostat." This visual reminder can help you move towards your goals in degrees. Degrees that are not so big that you burn out, or up, but just enough that you shift into a new direction.
Small Taste of Italy
In this short and sweet post, Cynthia shares a bit of what she learned on her trip to Italy. That post may have you longing for some dolce vita, however, if you can’t go to Italy, bring Italy to you and enjoy la passeggiata.
Realistically, with the state of my ankle, I doubt that I will ever go on any of the beautiful walks that Charles takes on a regular basis. It doesn’t stop me from dreaming, though.
You’ll find plenty of photos to entice you and descriptions to beguile you. Charles also takes time to throw in some history lessons - I love that those old buildings and sites are revered, unlike so many of our newish older buildings. Ahem.