Personal Development

If you’ve given notice, you’ll be sticking around for a bit, tying up loose ends and possibly helping to train your replacement. Some things to keep in mind.
The word amateur usually has some suggestive associations. It says to us: beginner, wannabe, inexpert, inauthentic, fledgling, imitation, unprofessional. But the word really means someone engaged in a pursuit for the pleasure of it rather than money. We should hope to keep or rediscover some of that amateur enthusiasm and take it with us on our professional and personal journeys.
Many of us feel guilty for being loners, but there’s no need. We are among millions just like us.
If you receive new ideas most effectively with a visual element, here are some methods you may want to incorporate in your working environment.

4 ways to get people to donate

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

A recent episode of Slate’s “How To!” podcast featuring author Maria Konnikova offered tips to summon donations.
Sometimes, those filling administrative roles can feel pretty powerless. But you have more power than you realize.

Rethink how you refuel

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

The pandemic has seismically altered the world we live in and the way we live in it. While we adjust and move forward—returning to onsite work, adjusting to new hybrid positions or taking extra precautions to combat new covid strains ramping up—it can be trickier to take care of ourselves in the ways we used to.

The Heart Card grace

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Each Heart Card sparks connection and spontaneously opens our hearts.

Preserve your brain’s health

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Recently on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” guest Professor James Goodwin talked about brain health. Host A. Martinez mentioned that his father was convinced that doing a crossword puzzle in pen, every day, would keep his mind sharp.

1-Minute Strategies: March ’22

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Inspire confidence with questions … Hold, please … Try this homemade ink remover … The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has a lot of shelving. Like, a lot …Where did J.K. come from? … One of Dracula’s biggest fans is gone

A guide to smarter web searching

January 5, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Type a few words into a search engine, read the first one or two results, and job done. Right? With the advent of results engineered to show you what others want you to see rather than what you asked for (search engine optimization, or SEO), maybe not.

Let’s get sweaty in 2022!

January 5, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

In her book Brilliant Burnout, Nisha Jackson advocates taking charge of your health to maximize your mood, sleep and ability to manage stress. Here are just a few of her tips to fit some activity into your day.
The terms soft skills and hard skills get bandied about a lot. But what do they really mean? In broad terms, they refer to important left-brain (hard) and right-brain (soft) powers that complement one another. Here’s a general breakdown.