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Happiness Day

Happiness at Work?

“The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal” – the United Nations, March 20, 2014

In honor of the UN International Happiness Day, I thought I’d look for a good article to pass on about how to be happy at work. Hah, easier said than done! Of course, there was article after article on the subject, but after about a couple of dozen, I got tired of the same old rehash. I mean if everyone has the same ideas, so willingly passed on and on to each other, why are we still talking about it? Why aren’t we all enormously happy at work?

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7 Women to Watch in 2014

The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2014.


“These seven innovators are having a major influence on technology, healthcare and the government. Their ideas are changing the ways we do business and addressing broader issues of national security, gender bias, world poverty and the state of the start-up community at large. We’ve got our eye on these powerful women. You should, too.”

What Working From Home Really Means

CAL: For those of you still skittish about working at home,  Get over it. This is the new economy. Here’s another article to help you grow that possibility.   do work different in NewWorkPlaces™.

What Working From Home Really Means |
“Does your little home office make you feel like a small fish? Here’s what the big fish think of you. … Does working from home necessarily mean that you can’t compete?

Consider this: Econohomes grossed more than $50 million in revenue last year, and was named the second-fastest growing company in Austin, Texas. That growth was in no small part due to the extent to which Econohomes works with home-based business-owners.” continue reading…




TimeBanking was on the National News and Broke our Website

From TimeBanks USA: “On Wednesday, January 15th, Diane Sawyer and ABC News ran a brilliant piece on TimeBanking. The focus was on The Louisville TimeBank, which is located in Diane Sawyer’s hometown. The Louisville TimeBank was celebrating its 2nd anniversary, and we were there for the party along with the film crew.”

Interesting idea, TimeBanking is. What I like most about it is people valuing people. No matter what skill or expertise you have, it is of value to someone and you, in turn, value theirs. What a concept! Try it, you’ll like it all, TimeBanking, valuing others and everyone’s time being of value.

Are We Having Fun Yet?

All Joy Book CoverAre We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting : NPR. 

Kids can be magical and maddening.  Jennifer Senior investigates why parenting is All Joy and No Fun.  Hear/read Terry Gross’s Fresh Air interview on NPR with the author Jennifer Senior. Read an excerpt.

I loved the varied perspectives of “housewives” vs. “stay-at-home moms” and “”drone” vs. “helicopter” parenting”.  Really good thoughts for working women to consider.


15 Wildly Successful People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles

Push15 Wildly Successful People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles To Get There.

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“You’ve heard it before: “If at first you don’t succeed, try again.” Sometimes you may feel like that’s just a saying, but it is absolutely not. The 15 incredible stories below show how even horrible tragedies and setbacks can be help fuel a drive for success.”

Yup, and you don’t even need to be incredibly successful to succeed. Sometimes the win is just getting out of bed in the morning. But if at first you don’t, try, try again! Thx to my 90-something aunt for the heads up on the above article. Or as my grandmother on the other side of the family said when I asked her how she kept going after all the years, she lived to 98, she said, simply, “I just keep pushing.” – CAL

A is for Accomplish