Fast Company recently wrote about 4 cities that are planning to completely get rid of their garbage. There's something very satisfying about that goal as we run out of space for disgusting landfills, not to mention the toll on the environment. Even if this isn't a priority for some, there's something to be said for just being less wasteful and more efficient in what we consume and throw out.
Sweden seems to have figured it out to the point that they are now importing garbage from other European countries. They burn the garbage to create fuel. They're also telling companies, you want to sell something here, make your products recyclable. Amen!
If you've recently celebrated a landmark birthday, you may be thinking about the milestones in your life. Crossing from one personal decade into another is a significant event and takes on a life of its own. Connecting with friends who are also making this transition can help focus on what you've gained over the years – memories, perspective, wisdom – rather than on what you've lost – agility, some energy, your youth!
Even though the signpost for an event may be firmly planted and unchangeable, our reactions to it are certainly not set in stone. We have choices to make about how we want to continue on the journey. As we each write our own life stories, here are some of the options that remain open:
Choose which road to take. At any age, we often have several different opportunities available – what interest to pursue, where to live, which job to take. These diverse paths may converge on the same endpoint or they may take us in completely different directions. We may not know the outcome when we begin, but we do have the ability to change course along the way if our initial choice does not seem to be working well. Read More
How you spend your time defines who you are. I try not to waste time — because I don’t want to waste myself.” Oprah Winfrey
Isn't that a great way to view one of our greatest resources? Time management could easily be called "Self Management". We all wonder where our time goes. Lose the focus or not take the time to gain clarity and you could wind up passing months or years not reaching your goals.
Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks.
For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we'd like. And being stuck at home in February and March doesn't usually lend itself to the same kind of staycation you'd take in the summer. So here are 4 tips to help you cope during the next weeks.
I had not noticed resilience in myself until I'd lived with illness for a decade. When I recognized it, I sensed this would help me create a satisfying life while living with chronic health problems.
When I became a parent, I wanted to nurture resilience in my children. I seriously believed that my daughters needed to SEE this behavior in me. This became a key motivator for me. Funny thing happened. I got better at being resilient to my health problems -- and other parts of my life -- with practice.