Loved this article about how moms & dads see time differently from the Wall Street Journal so much I thought I’d share it with you… Several years ago, while observing a parenting group in Minnesota, I was struck by a confession one of the women made to her peers: She didn’t really care that her … [Read more...] about Why Mom's Time Is Different From Dad's Time or the Search for Wormholes
My good friend & colleague Melanda Schmid sent me a fascinating article about how time, for a tribe from Papua New Guinea, flows uphill. Yes, that's uphill. Once thought to be universal, this "embodied cognition of time" is in fact strictly cultural. Over the past decade, encounters with … [Read more...] about Which way does your watch hand point? For a novel perspective on time, how about uphill
No better way to learn about your own cultural training & development roots than to immerse yourself in another
Have you entered the cultural training & development contest yet and grabbed a chance of winning a free Life Lenses® assessment? No? What are you waiting for - deadline is June 15th. As I mentioned in a previous post watching out for too-near hippos by night and too-curious monkeys by day, … [Read more...] about No better way to learn about your own cultural training & development roots than to immerse yourself in another
This is the view that greets me most mornings as I start my volunteer shift as a NOC assistant for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Tim Hortons on the sidelines. Cups of caffeine left behind, lined up along the garbage can, as we weave our way through security into the athlete's village. No liquids … [Read more...] about Leaving behind Tim Hortons at the Olympics
Continuing the spirit of New Year's reflection, my last 2 posts described an extended, quirky to-do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use). It has 5 parts: - to do, to continue doing, to stop doing, to not do, to done (the last one's not a … [Read more...] about My extended quirky to do list part 3 – what to continue doing
In my last post I described an extended, quirky to do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use). It has 5 parts: - to do - to continue doing - to stop doing - to not do - to done I also promised to share with you some of my own to-do's so … [Read more...] about My Extended, Quirky To Do List part 2
How did I get to the middle without realizing I was on the edge? How did I enter this quagmire of parenting a teen without realizing what I was headed towards? Did I miss the signs? Is it like the odd time I missed using a box of hand me down clothes because my kid had outgrown them by the time I … [Read more...] about The Jungle Called 'Teenagedom'
It's my birthday today. I'm 44 according to my passport. Biologically though I'm 39 or so realage.com says. Real age is all about "living life to the youngest" and has the backing of Dr. Oz who sits on their advisory board. Harness a bit of patience, go the website, answer all sorts of questions … [Read more...] about What's your biological age? And does it match your passport?