Monthly Archives: January 2011

Time Perspectives

This video by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in London is a MUST watch those seeking ways to better manage their time and those with children. RSA works to generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today. The video explores how different cultures, cities and generations look at time and the impact to society. Very eye opening on many levels. If The Secret Power of Time speaks to you, visit the RSA Webpage for even more videos that explore social issues such as changing the education paradigm and 21st century enlightenment.

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Snow and Balance

Interesting article in the New York Times today on work life balance and it’s role in the snow clean up debacle over the Christmas holiday in New Jersey. The article touches on when is it ok to leave work to honor family obligations when a crisis is brewing – should workers stay or go and does the gender of the worker matter in how their choice is viewed by employees or in this case, voters. We have come a long way in how work life balance is perceived in so many ways, and in others, there is still so much progress to be made. A thought provoking article for sure.

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How the People You Live With Impact You

To many of you who live with a grumpy or happy person it’s not a huge surprise that the people you live with can impact your mood and over all wellbeing. Research has shown that the people you live with have a huge impact to how you feel about your life and yourself. The Gallup Management Journal just released a study, (taken from the book, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements) that finds the people you share a household with have a profound impact on your wellbeing in five areas. The researched showed that, “when it comes to overall wellbeing, a person is more than two times as likely to be thriving when another person in the same household is thriving, compared to living with a person who is not thriving.”

What is your household like and what role do you play? Are you a creator of positive vibes?

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Momentum

With each new year comes exuberance and optimism in all of us at the chance to start fresh, begin new ventures, let go of old patterns and establish new behaviors. I’ve never been a fan or making New Year’s resolutions, rather I do some intention setting for what I choose to manifest moving forward in the months to come. Either way, many of us spend so much time thinking about moving forward this time of the year that we forget to examine what has been holding us back in the areas we want to move forward. Why now is the question I pose to you all as you set your resolutions and intentions – why now? What is different about this moment and this year that now the time to change an old behavior or create a new one? What in your life has changed that you are now ready to put action behind your resolution or intention? What are you willing to let go of in order to move forward? Build momentum in your life by claiming your motivation for change as much as aiming for your goal. Either way, the choice is yours for what you want to create in 2011.

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