The end of the year is an unusual time of year. Our behaviors change – we shop like crazy, eat lots of fattening stuff, don’t exercise, stay up late, and then we become reflective about our lives. This usually results in the joke we all laugh about, namely, resolutions. As the year draws to… Continue reading Rate Your Year Like a Movie Critic – Retrospectives, not Resolutions, for 2019!
PeeWeeToms, Compassion, and the Internet Troll Checklist
PeeWeeToms is a YouTube channel that chronicled the life of a British man, Dan Thomas, that struggled and eventually lost his battle with a super aggressive form of cancer. He was 32, and he vlogged until the within 48 hours from his end, from the hospice bed. He and his family showed and continue to… Continue reading PeeWeeToms, Compassion, and the Internet Troll Checklist
Developing GamerSusan using LifeSparcs
Hey all! I hope you’re doing well as we move into the last quarter of 2018! The purpose of this community and blog is to apply iteration and agility to the personal lives of everyone so they can be more intentional about the time we spend. The SPARC system is core to this, but you… Continue reading Developing GamerSusan using LifeSparcs
Happy Video Sunday – You Poked My Heart!
Hey all, happy to announce a new series here, focusing more on the happy than the wisdom. With all the darkness in the world and snark, we at HappyWisdom want to highlight the joys of life. In this episode some videos guaranteed to make you smile. Disarmed by Pretty Girls – This boy is bold,… Continue reading Happy Video Sunday – You Poked My Heart!
New Video is Up
I’m not a Youtuber and this will be apparent after you watch this…but I’ve been convinced by my life coaches (GaryVee for one) that you just @#$% do stuff…its better than doing nothing. This’ll run down the LifeSparcs framework for you. There’s some funny stuff in here so let me know what you think!
Social Norms and Transformation
Much has been made about social norms and transformation. According to several articles on FeverBee.com, there are three ways to establish norms quickly, especially for new members. Frequency. How often do members see this behavior repeated? Uniformity. What % of the visible members of the group embrace this behavior? Consistency. Is the behavior consistent? Why are… Continue reading Social Norms and Transformation
Picolla Morte – Small Deaths and their Lessons
Those who have ever dropped off a kid at a college or had one leave home can understand immediately what I’m talking about. My son has entered his own path, and though will return, is clear that this “spreading their wings” thing is going to continue. I wanted a term that represented what I was… Continue reading Picolla Morte – Small Deaths and their Lessons
Kid Leaving home? I’ve got no answers, but I do have Mixed Nuts.
Normally I have big answers on this website or at least I try to dispense the approach I have gained over the many years on this great planet. Either through a natural chemical makeup or a psyche that operates on “happy mode” most of the time, I figure I can share my framework with folks,… Continue reading Kid Leaving home? I’ve got no answers, but I do have Mixed Nuts.
🆆🆃🅼 – What’s the Message? The Fundamental Error of the Dead Poet’s Society
Western culture’s emphasis on seizing the day is so part of our experience I do not believe we fully comprehend what stress it adds to our everyday life. The latin pronouncement, Carpe Deum, as so powerfully played by the sorely-missed Robin Williams, is a command that arrested my soul when I first witnessed it. You can… Continue reading 🆆🆃🅼 – What’s the Message? The Fundamental Error of the Dead Poet’s Society
Five Women – Three Lessons from NPR’s special on the #metoo Movement – watch out for knuckle-draggers!
Today I listened to an entry on NPR’s This American Life called Five Women by Chana Joffee-Walt, and I thought it was as tragic as it was instructional, and very well done. It’s got the strong language (bleeped out in the linked version), or you can avoid all that and just read my tips below 🙂 In this episode,… Continue reading Five Women – Three Lessons from NPR’s special on the #metoo Movement – watch out for knuckle-draggers!