We live in a society where our worth is often measured by traditional benchmarks: graduating from college, owning a house, getting married, having children, and getting a stable job. It feels like these expectations on what we should do with our lives are with us from the day we are born, and what is expected of us to be considered a productive member of society. For many of us, our goals can bring a sense of stability but they can also limit our ability to experience different outcomes that … [Read more...] about Adjusting Expectations Can Foster an Intentional Life
Read Part 1, here! Before you job hop or start a new career, make sure you’re making the right decision and not just jumping the gun. If you experience any of these signs below, then you should look to transition into a new opportunity. 3) You’re Surrounded by Toxic People & A Crisis Based Company There are many toxic and unhappy people (energy vampires) out there, and it can be hard to manage if you must work with them. It’s not healthy for your well-being to … [Read more...] about Spring Forward into a Career You Love – Part 2
There’s nothing like a change in the seasons to invigorate us, and new beginnings can often boost our appetite for further change. One area that is very important to many of us (and is a big part of our day) is our career/job. When things feel like they are going south and we start to dread going to work, there comes a time when we must determine how to make lemons out of the lemonade and improve our circumstances, or decide if it’s time to leave or start something entirely new. Because so much … [Read more...] about Spring Forward into a Career You Love – Part 1
1) Most productive thing you did this summer? Probably harvesting the garden would be the best answer to this. We had a bumper crop of blueberries and rhubarb this year in addition to our regular garden of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, basil, snap peas and lettuce. I have picked and frozen trays and trays of blueberries, made rhubarb pies, snipped basil, whizzed up mega batches of pesto, roasted a tray of tomatoes almost daily for a couple weeks now and daydream about creative ways to use … [Read more...] about Q&A with Colleen, Our Graphics Guru – Biz Programs
So many people live their lives feeling they have so little choice. We are in relationships we have grown weary of, in careers that we don’t find purposeful and our days are filled with tasks that we feel obligated to do. Quite often, in our minds, the life we hoped for and the life we are living are not in alignment or even what is an extension of our purpose. If your day is filled with well em… “filler” for lack of better term, then it may be time for a reset. In a society where busyness … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to Live Your Life & Career with Intention
The Heavy Price of Avoidance We live in a world where "achieving" is paramount. We are encouraged to be the best, forge ahead and produce results to apparently prove our success and worth to the world and to ourselves. But how much do we really buy into that philosophy? Are our goals and drive to achieve helping or hindering our wellbeing? While satisfaction and contentment about where and who you are in life are not bad things, our perception of past success or failures can keep … [Read more...] about Are Your Goals Helping or Hindering Your Wellbeing and Personal Growth?