Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Talk Video |

This info is too true not to continue to remember. We can be happier in work and in life. And stop chasing an unattainable idea of success.   We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.) To watch this TED Talk, click here:… Read More

An Introduction to Mindfulness – FREE Lecture with Daisy Swan

Monday, March 30, 2015 | 8-9 PM Mimoda Studio @ Paper or Plastik Cafe 5772 W. Pico Blvd. @ Ogden, Los Angeles, CA 90019 An Introduction to Mindfulness Mindfulness meditation is increasingly showing up in mass media as the antidote to contemporary stress. Why all the fuss? Over the past 15 years, hundreds of scientific research studies, and their published results, illustrate just how positively powerful this simple practice is for the human body and mind. Individuals and organizations are now embracing mindfulness practices in record numbers to counterbalance the non-stop demand and distraction of a world that is wildly connected via technology. Mindfulness meditation instructor Daisy Swan will discuss some of the important research that has recently surfaced in this area and provide resources for practice, as well as lead us in several mindfulness exercises that can be incorporated into daily life. Night School lectures are free and… Read More

Arlene Carter's 'My Encore Moment" Story of Career Transformation

This article comes from For more inspiring stories of career transformation check out their great website! Arlene Carter’s ‘My Encore Moment” Story FROM HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR TO NONPROFIT FUNDRAISER Seattle, Washington After being laid from her real estate job, Arlene Carter rebounded and found truly satisfying work as a fundraiser for a senior community. When I was laid off from my job as HR Director/Office Manager for a real estate management/construction company, I was fortunate to be given a severance package that allowed me time to slow down and really think about what I wanted to do. I took long walks thinking about my last few jobs, ranging from being self-employed to working for a PR team that had a great idea for a business and just as quickly blew up when the bubble burst, to being in a very competitive work environment at a real… Read More