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Reading First – Volunteering for Literacy

The READING FIRST program is a wonderful early reading program. Each volunteer reader gets 10 books to read to a school group that they choose (grade level and school); the books are supplied by Wells Fargo / Scholastic and after we read the book, we get to leave them at the school library. This […]

Recovering from Too Much Work

Stress, burnout, and exhaustion are bad enough, but these “robbers of your energy” also slow down creative thoughts, innovations and willingness to start any new task. How can you RESTORE?

LET GO. You can’t do it all. Schedule a vacation of at least 7 days. Don’t check in. Don’t spend time on endless social […]

JUNE is here!

What are you going to do for JUNE? The weather is nice. You could have a Team Walk or plan a picnic. These are great low cost events. Pot Lucks, Ice cream break time, and swapping chili and BBQ sauce recipes are all fun to do. June is National Safety Month!

I’ve added a few […]

June Month-Long Events to Celebrate

Our group is very dedicated to rescuing and helping feral cats that are abandoned in our area. It is a sad thing to see so many kittens and cats “dropped off” on the salt marsh area. The cats often starve or have more kittens. Our volunteers carefully trap and spay the cats and release the […]

Growing While Quiet

Taking Time. Wow, I know I need this! For some, it comes during meditation, others while hiking. One of the best place I have experienced this is at Sunday evening Compline, at the Stanford Chapel on the campus. It was a surprise to me. I didn’t know what to expect. But the solid walls, quiet […]

Be A Better Listener

Humans have an average eight-second attention span. You’re going to need to do better if you want to get things done.

Enjoy this article by Fast Company.

(quick summary below)

“We are living in a time when it’s more challenging to be consistently aware and intentional because so many things are demanding our attention. […]

SMEs – Subject Matter Experts and their Role in Projects

SMEs are at the heart of business projects, software creation and instructional design projects. Often SMEs are inserted at the end of the project to review the final stage, but they can do so much more!

When you think about it, it would be difficult to learn anything at all without someone sharing what […]