Some things are complicated. Some things are complex. Some things though are simple. Deceptively simple. Like kindness. I love Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Thought Bubble - Kindness video for that reason. It's not huge and hairy and hard to reach. Rather it's simple, soft and within our grasp. … [Read more...] about Kindness doesn't have to be huge, hairy and hard to reach (or teach)
Evaluation terminology is enough to make you want to hide your head in the nearest toilet. And flush. Program logic models, median, mean, outcomes, indicators, activities, outputs, baseline, denominators, dissemination, focus groups, inductive, deductive and the list goes on (and on and on). Yet, … [Read more...] about Putting fun and evaluation in the same sentence
"Business or pleasure?," said the guy who was sitting beside me on a recent flight. "Business," I replied. But I got to thinking. What does that say about business? That it can't be pleasurable? That we can't have fun or have ease when we're working? Let's face it, the old adage 'put your nose … [Read more...] about Business or pleasure? Why do we have to choose?
Having a happy disposition affects how long you live, up to 7 years longer than grumpy folk. Researchers at Wayne Statue University in Michigan looked at 230 pictures of major league baseball players from 1952. They categorized the pictures according to how much they were smiling and their laugh … [Read more...] about Those who laugh last (up to 7 years longer)
I'm teaching a workshop on Friday called 'Because Laughing Matters' at the Every Woman conference in Whistler, British Columbia. This is a topic dear to my heart. And if it's not dear to your heart it should be because: humour is strategic, it primes the brain for learning - when we're laughing … [Read more...] about Because Laughing Matters
Andy Mackie, a retired horse trainer, had 9 heart surgeries. The resulting 15 prescriptions caused more problems than they were worth so he stopped taking them. That's a lot of dough for a lot of drugs. So what did he do with the money he saved? He figured he'd live for only about a month or so … [Read more...] about Heaven doesn't need harmonica players
On the eve of launching her new Firestarter Session e-book I sat down with good friend and colleague Danielle LaPorte, of White Hot Truth fame to interview her. Hang onto your fire poker and as we go with the Q &A. Q: For those who aren't already in the know, who are you and what do you do … [Read more...] about White Hot Truth with Danielle LaPorte
Ever get your head so far buried in your work that you forget to look up and out? Up for new ideas? Out for new ways to connect? Read on for a simple way of harnessing technology for good, that is to reach out and up. Having your head down, your office door shut and being focused is a good thing … [Read more...] about Looking up and out, not just down and in