Calm Shaken

Monday, 10 January 2011, 23:21 | Category : Life, working
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One of my words for 2011 was “calm.” I wanted to approach things in my life with a greater sense of peace, and reduce my frustration in unimportant daily matters. I certainly find plenty of times to practice calm, especially with the snow we’ve finally gotten. I watch as other drivers are impatient, speeding up […]

Happiness Project

Friday, 26 November 2010, 19:19 | Category : Life
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I finished reading The Happiness Project today. I won’t make the blanket statements that everyone should read it, or that it will change your life – all I can say is that I’m glad that I read it, and that I’m hoping to use it’s lessons to change my life. Unlike Eat Pray Love (which […]

Moving On

Saturday, 23 October 2010, 12:41 | Category : Life
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It’s been an odd, sad year. I’ve lost two friends from high school; one to cancer, the other to suicide. While I hadn’t seen either of them in several years, their loss still sticks with me each day. Each of these dynamic, funny, smart, and talented young men have left behind families of their own. […]

I think this comic's about me…

Thursday, 13 August 2009, 9:33 | Category : Life
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Unfinished Business

Monday, 20 July 2009, 11:04 | Category : Life
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Are you one of those people who doesn’t want to set an idea or project free in the world until it’s finished? And by finished, I mean polished and perfected to the point that if someone were to uncover a flaw, you would already have discovered it, analyzed it and be able to defend why […]

Clean and Bright

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 11:14 | Category : Life
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“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.” -George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) playwright, political activist

Stress

Sunday, 29 March 2009, 14:07 | Category : Life, working
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I recently got this forward from my mom, and thought it was worth sharing and saving: A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked   ”How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t mattter.  It […]

Change

Sunday, 1 March 2009, 12:30 | Category : Life
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“You don’t have to like change to take advantage of it,” says Seth Godin. Change is hard. Whether I want to lose 10 pounds, give up diet coke, or just make my day-to-day life more managable, it’s HARD. Its much easier to get up every Sunday morning, eat a freshly baked cinnamon roll, and read […]

Making Space

Saturday, 28 February 2009, 17:11 | Category : Life, working
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For someone with few friends, and a small family, and an increasingly large job, I seem to be an incredibly busy person. I think its mostly because of how many things I *want* to do – things that I’m constantly collecting information about, that are always getting transferred from to-do list to to-do list. I […]

Interesting… but who has time?

Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 0:52 | Category : Life
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Yes, these things are kinda cool to make yourself, but who really has the time? FromHow about Orange