A Time and Space to Think-Cape Breton December 15, 2016 — The Steeper Climb

The importance of goal-setting and striving to be better – two ‘best practices’ for the coming new year!  Bravo to The Steeper Climb for encouraging us all to ask those ‘big’ questions this time of year.

Working near the table to set new goals for the Steeper Climb for 2017: Starting with more questions than answers: What did I learn in 2016? How can I add more value to the service I offer? How can I employ youth in a meaningful way? How can I provide services in other regions? What […]

via A Time and Space to Think-Cape Breton December 15, 2016 — The Steeper Climb

For a career that makes you truly happy, find your purpose—not your passion.

As the director of career discovery at a prestigious liberal-arts school, I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of highly accomplished liberal-arts students and recent graduates as they navigate the professional world. When speaking with alums, I find they generally fall into two groups. Some have developed careers that make them feel engaged, challenged,…

via For a career that makes you truly happy, find your purpose—not your passion — Quartz

Home on the Range: the simple things in life make my day, everyday.

When the challenges and push-back of people start bringing me down, I go out in search of the simple – the reality – of living a good life.  For me, this means driving down country roads, past open fields dotted with horses, cows, sheep and other lovely creatures.  Yesterday was such a day for me, I needed an escape from the myriad of issues causing me pause and angst.  I was rewarded when I came upon these beauties grazing and lazing in a field alongside an area roadway.

The Unbusy Manifesto: How to slow down, chill out, and live life more intentionally — Quartz

When did we stop choosing our lives and begin surrendering to them? Half-living each day as a reaction to the constant barrage of never-ending to-do lists, social obligations, work functions, status updates, and more? Pummeled by reactive, autopilot busyness, rather than living life as an expression of who we really are? Of what matters most.…

via The Unbusy Manifesto: How to slow down, chill out, and live life more intentionally — Quartz

The way doctors give patients bad news can teach us all something about how to have hard conversations — Quartz

It’s not uncommon for Andrew Epstein to spend sleepless nights replaying scenes from his day and wondering what more he could have done for his patients. Often, the answer is nothing—but that still doesn’t help his insomnia. Epstein is an oncologist at the Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center in New York. His job requires conversations…

via The way doctors give patients bad news can teach us all something about how to have hard conversations — Quartz