June, 2012

5 gifts of bliss. love, poetry

I had this love-hate relationship with poetry for decades. And I know I’m not the only one. Here’s how it went: I loved it if I understood it. Hated it if I didn’t. And most of the time I hated it. Because I felt inadequate in my lack of understanding (blaming myself for not ‘getting…

claim your career bliss: interview with tanya geisler

“If it’s not hard, then it’s not important. Bliss is fluff, bliss is fun, bliss is joy. That’s for after you’re done working. That’s for Friday nights. That’s for a very small window. Bliss is for vacation. This is life baby. If you’re not sweating and working your fingers to the bone, then it’s not…

i’m fine, thanks.

Oh no. You’re not. Don’t even start with me. Seriously, when you tell someone “I’m fine, thanks” have you ever really paused to consider how not fine things really are? If you were really fine you would be on purpose, you would be singing your song (that only you can sing). By the way, you…

how to be mr. or ms. right (for the job)

“The employer just doesn’t care.” This sentiment comes up often in resume books and online job (re)sources. Oh. How helpful. Right? Is that supposed to make you feel better or worse? To me (and really who am I?) it lacks some real insight that would inspire anything other than despair if I went around really,…

claim your career bliss: interview with ronna detrick

“In any context … I want to be doing things that I am super passionate about, that have all kinds of energy, but that are [also] restful. Not this kind of ‘striving, frantic, tension-producing, what am I doing, who am I, what’s going on, exhausting hamster wheel-spinning in my head’ – I don’t think these…