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September Days to Remember!

It has been a long hot summer. Did half of your staff just fall on the floor at the mention of another 2 hour long staff meeting? ugh! Could there be an insurrection? Mutiny?

Don’t let it come to that! Bring Playdoh to your next meeting and watch the faces light up with smiles. You […]

Overcoming Obstacles

Want some pointers? We had a great talk at work. To get started, take a look at the 4 phases.

Contemplation Preparation Action Maintenance

the changes THAT STICK require meaningful contemplation. Think about what you WANT! And it takes time, more than a month. Make a plan, you have a much better chance to succeed.

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Oakland Art Walk — first Fridays

Art walks are great fun. Check this one out – there are food trucks, music, dancing, galleries are open, there is wine / beer tasting for a small charge. It is a great time all around. It changes every month…. you can sign up to be a sponsor, to volunteer or to perform! Meet your […]

Inspiring Youngsters – Loving Music

There is STEM to start our youngsters off on a journey in science, technology, engineering and math.

Here is a musical journey brought to us by an incredible book, the author is Chris Rashka.

JOHN COLTRANE’S GIANT STEPS

This innovative visual deconstruction of one of jazz saxophonist Coltrane’s most beloved compositions may be Raschka’s […]

NO BARRIERS, a GREAT group helping our Veterans

This group involves our communites with our warriors, helping our returning Veterans come together WITH the community and feel supported. For us, we walk – and that makes us feel good, and for our Veterans they also walk – up mountains, meeting and exceeding goals that are astounding. Take a look, give a donation, get […]

Overloaded and Out of Energy

It happens, and in our culture many employers reward the uber-busy. It is commonplace to brag about getting no sleep, not being able to exercise or go to a doctor’s appointment. But what are you really saying? I am too busy to take care of myself. I am too busy to be creative. (because that […]

Zappos, a new twist on Hiring

Is it really true? Is it working? I wonder if you get a type of job-seeker that can navigate social media or just play games better than their peers. I admire Zappos as a company with vision, core values, character and community involvement. I wonder how this is working out!?

On-line shoe retailer, Zappos, just […]

De-stress – Try some Arts and Crafts

It is really important to learn about activities that can help you relax. I’d suggest taking a walk outside in nature and sewing something by hand. The first catches my attention and lets me thing about what I am seeing. The second is quiet, easy and rhythmic. There is something for everyone. Ask your friends. […]

WINS with SARK

Who is she? Have you seen the spontaneous, colorful saying, posters, cards and books that grab your attention. That’s SARK. Her sayings make me smile AND these notes lead to transformation into happiness, creativity and living the life you are looking for….. it’ s worth a try! Take a look at WINS:

1. OPENING TO […]

Ah, Holiday Parties

I have gone to many of these get togethers and often enjoyed the gatherings of all the people I work with. I have a few requests:

If the company has no money for raises or the expected bonuses… don’t throw a lavish party to “make up for it”, this always seems like just what it […]