Thursday, July 27, 2017

From JOB to JOY

May 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Work

From JOB to JOY! It’s only one letter, yet it’s a huge chasm for many people. JOB denotes drudgery, boredom, suffering, penury, lack of freedom, painful necessity – everything that’s totally antithetical to joy. For many people, moving from JOB to JOY just doesn’t seem possible. Yet it is. Retirement is one route. Stay in […]

HOW DO YOU HAVE JOY AT WORK WHEN YOU HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS?

The recent collapse of a building in Bangladesh that housed a number of garment factories, and which resulted in the loss of life of over 1,100 people has horrified me. Entire families have been devastated at the altar of capitalism. Yes, they badly need the jobs, which is why so many of them went to […]

Business or pleasure?

April 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Free and Laughing, Work

“Business or pleasure” the Immigration Officer at the airport asked me. “Well, I really don’t know” I responded, as I pondered what to choose when your work is your pleasure. How interesting that a view of work as non-pleasure should be so pervasive that it makes it’s way on every Immigration form of every country, […]

Are you indispensable?

Have you ever got the feeling that someone believes they are indispensable? Have you ever heard people say things like: I am the only one who can do this job Without me, this project/team/organization would fail So and so cannot live without me Everything depends on my being there “It” (event, project, job) can’t start […]

Laughter SERIOUSLY matters

May 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Free and Laughing

  LAUGHTER …..Babies do it about 300 times per day.  Adults do it on average 15 times.  Those of us who love dogs, know that they do it too – ALL THE TIME.  And monkeys and even rats do it.   Where do you land on the laughter spectrum of dogs (all the time) and […]

Running Sisterhood

August 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Free and Laughing, Love

Running is the most natural of human impulses – babies crawl, walk and then run.  Once they know about running, they never stop – buzzing everywhere at breakneck speed until some adult says “Careful” “Stop” or “Don’t”!  And that’s the beginning of the end of the joy of running for most of us.  Heard enough […]