May 7th: Three Ways a JigSaw Puzzle is a Metaphor for Life

How do you break from work, from life, from stress?  One of my favourite ways is by working on jigsaw puzzles.  They allow the mind to wander, and maybe I watch an episode of Doctor Who as well.  It has been during these sessions that this week I have been building the metaphor that our… Continue reading May 7th: Three Ways a JigSaw Puzzle is a Metaphor for Life

Happy Birthday to Me! April 11, 2017

Good morning world! Isn;t it GREAT to be alive?  So much to be grateful for, so many games to play in this life – but which are those that are capturing my mind and heart this morning?

The Entrepreneur Journey: Social Media

Hi everyone, Has it really been ages since I wrote here?  What have I been doing?  Tons of work developing our business at www.Doctoralnet.com. Rather than try to catch you up now, I’ll just send on bits and pieces that strike me.  Social media is changing the world of entrepreneurship – but how?  This graphic catches… Continue reading The Entrepreneur Journey: Social Media

The Joy of WebWork

This is a fast 30 second blog, but I just felt and overwhelming happiness about working on the web.  Yesterday I had a webconference with 12 people – from 4 countries.  Today I emailed my professor partners at Doctoralnet one of whom lives in Panama and the other in India – our meetings are great fun… Continue reading The Joy of WebWork

Happy New Year 2013 and May We Enjoy The Pleasures And Challenges in Diversity!

We spent New Year’s Eve at our friends house eating authentic Chinese food. There are very few things which I find as luscious as immersing myself, one way or another, in someone else’s culture, and of course food is one of the greatest delights. Warm memories of these shared hours is what causes me to… Continue reading Happy New Year 2013 and May We Enjoy The Pleasures And Challenges in Diversity!

Day Two: the Joy of a Puppy Pile

My parents and Margie’s parents would never have allowed dogs on the bed. I was taught that dogs have to know their place in life or things run amok. While ours were “inside” dogs, as opposed to “outside” dogs, those which never, or hardly ever, came in the house, they still lived (and I can… Continue reading Day Two: the Joy of a Puppy Pile

Year’s End: Looking ahead to 2013

30 December 2012 Years end is always a good time to look around inside where you are, to question is it where you want to be, and to decide where you can go next. This year I am generally very well satisfied with where I am, at the edges 60 years old, and feel as… Continue reading Year’s End: Looking ahead to 2013

10 Years Younger: Helping the Emotional/Spiritual Path to Youthful Living

This is the third section, 5th video in the series of workshops, produced in 2012 on tips and tricks for feeling 10 years younger.  While aimed at those reiventing our lives over 60, these ideas are appropriate for all of us at any age who want to live the good life.  Remember – much is… Continue reading 10 Years Younger: Helping the Emotional/Spiritual Path to Youthful Living

It All Starts Here: Attitude

My partner is very good with children. If you know anyone who works well with children you know that there is a skill or talent to constantly massaging them pass to their own fears and self-doubts. When Margie does this, she’s scaffolds, or builds in small steps, on what they can already do and feel… Continue reading It All Starts Here: Attitude

Tracking ongoing happiness

Today I am spending the day with analytics – while it would have been that this was also a day eating all day, now I have a few other destractions that are working for me: 1) pomorium tool to track time and play a game every so often in the middle of my work, and… Continue reading Tracking ongoing happiness