Delighted to introduce you to the first article in my new column #Untrending, published biweekly in the Maple Ridge News.
In my recent book, #Untrending – A Field Guide to Social Media That Matters, I talk about social media as a doorway to meaning, contribution, beauty and truth. Tall talk, I know, but aimed at challenging us to take a long view of our online engagements and consider each
Maslow’s 1943 theory on the hierarchy of needs has informed my work for decades (not since the 40’s of course :), but at least since the 80s ). Essentially, the theory suggests that the most basic level of human needs must be met before an individual will be motivated to meet higher or more secondary needs.
Makes sense, right? If you are struggling to pay your rent or put food on the table,
“Nothing is easier than saying words. Nothing is harder than living them day after day.”– Arthur Gordon
Guest post by Kathy Irwin.
Put your hand up with me if you’ve ever made a commitment to yourself to start exercising regularly or amend your diet in some way, only to find yourself
At the heart of the 'everyday happiness' conversation is the notion that being present to our ordinary activities and daily tasks is the pathway to deep joy and a profound contentment.
Very often, we look outside ourselves, or to some future way-station, where, upon arrival we will have our
The following is an updated version of a piece of writing I did following the tragedy of 9/11. Ongoing and recent world events have prompted me to resurrect it and add my current reflections. I offer it as a call to consciously awaken to our role in healing our wounded world.
“A playful path is the shortest road to happiness.” -The Oaqui
I stole that quote from the website Deep Fun. Deep Fun is the online home of Bernie DeKoven. Who is Bernie?
From his site: Bernie DeKoven is a leading fun theorist who has shown over the course of his 45 year
Yes, it’s a thing - the Joy-Ass. At least it’s a thing as far as I am concerned, and I have a hunch you might know what I am talking about.
Your joy-ass. It's that thing you sit on when you are squishing down your joy. It’s where you plant yourself when you tamp down excitement,