Just another perspective on that thing you're worrying about today ...
Positive Effects of Body Language
This video highlights the potential for a positive effect in one's life through (really) simple behavioral changes in our body language that I believe we can all learn. http://youtu.be/Ks-_Mh1QhMc I've always been a fan of studies on nonverbal cues in human interactions as it reveals so much more behind what is being said. Amy Cuddy,... Continue Reading →
http://youtu.be/QUQsqBqxoR4 Recently, I came across Sara Bareilles' Brave video and something about it made me pause. The fearless dancers, the lightness + brightness that each section was shot in, and of course, the earnest message of the song, simply struck a chord in me. I was smiling the whole way through. On a side note:... Continue Reading →
We are responsible
Unlike other quotes with overarching reminders for life in general, I love how this can apply to anyone in any given situation. I strive hard to be positive, but on times when I am less-friendlier than usual, I have to recognize that how I approach the day with my energy could affect people -- even... Continue Reading →
Song of the Day: Three Little Birds by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Stressful situations are a part of life. While I try my best to prepare for an event (presentation, interview, etc.), I get to a point when I've prepared so much that I amp myself up with energy and a dose of anxiety. I then realized that I need to start looking for ways to calm... Continue Reading →
Same words, big difference.
Aspirations, Words, and Diagrams
I came across this article in Forbes.com titled, "40 Things To Say Before You Die." It's simple, straight to the point, and I enjoyed the barebones diagrams because they help put these loaded words in context (or sometimes, in contrast) to an accompanying concept or ideal. It's a reminder that maybe a simple "I'm sorry"... Continue Reading →
On Pessimists, Optimists, and Realists…
Which one are you?
Working moms, you’re Awesome
I was raised in an unconventional household. My father was the homemaker, and my mother was the breadwinner. When I was younger, I was a little bit jealous of friends whose moms baked cookies. Not that my household is any less cool, but it was different. And being different is not always ideal when you're... Continue Reading →
An Extra Mile
And you know what? The few folks you still see standing at the extra-mile point (or extra-hundred-mile point for that matter) ...really are the ones whom you want to be with through the end, anyway. For the men and women who always go above and beyond, cheers to you.
The right track
I've seen many people become complacent. To be honest it's one of my personal fears, as I understand how easy it is to just go through the motions and fall into a familiar routine. However, on those times where I've sought and taken on daunting opportunities, I truly believe that the experience helped me grow... Continue Reading →