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What would Nietzsche Say? The Love of Wisdom in Academic Culture

Mark Schmanko | Posted 12.08.2016 | Home
Mark Schmanko

I'm continually amazed by the insights of Friedrich Nietzsche.

How To Deal With Your Whole Lotta Nothing

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.

When Life Laughs At Your Best Laid Plans

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won't be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot ...

Strengths At Work - Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

Dan Collinson | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Dan Collinson

Following on from my previous blog about Strengths At Work, I wanted to continue the series by starting to look at each strength from the VIA classifi...

For A Better Future... Detach From The Past

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

Remind yourself that life choices are different for different people at different times in their lives. That other people's beliefs might not always apply.

The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Louis Bolling

Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.

How To Actually Do The Thing That Scares The Bejesus Out Of You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.01.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

So those of you who regularly read this blog will know that I can be a bit of a joke-cracker. It seems there are some days when I can't get a sentenc...

The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

The Happiness Ratio

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself chatting with a woman I hadn't met before. She was working a whole lot of hours. She had several kids. She didn't sleep much. ...

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

What Moves Us Deeply?

Tom Morris | Posted 06.04.2016 | Home
Tom Morris

I'm a fairly emotional person, but I've never teared up over a great business deal. I've smiled. I've laughed with pleasure. I may have gotten all tin...

Making the Case for Average

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Janet Eve Josselyn

The goal is always to be the best. But what's so bad about being average? Excellence is a laudable goal but is often unattainable. Continually trying and continually failing to reach the goal of excellence can lead to disappointment, unhappiness and a sense of being unfulfilled in life.

The Most Beautiful Prince Tribute to Date

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

A tribute to an icon is no easy feat for any artist. The goal of a tribute is to show admiration and gratitude for life and legacy in addition to creating a moment that touches the hearts of the audience.

The No. 1 Way to Get What You Want

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

To again be clear, there's nothing high-and-mighty about any of this. People don't give me what I want because they think I'm all that. People give me what I want because I ask for it. Stay with me. This isn't as obvious as this sounds.

When Success Isolates You

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
20 Beautiful Women

As humans, we are designed to connect and relate to one another. Relationships are a part of our innate desire to share our authentic selves, experience other perspectives and to be accepted, which is why many people who are successful struggle with the isolation in which they find themselves

Digging Out of the Talking Trap

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.02.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

I fell into a trap recently. A talking-trap. A guy-who-wouldn't-stop-talking-to-me-no-matter-what-I-did trap. It happened while Hubbie and I were vaca...

Getting Grit

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Obstacles inevitably arise in the taking on of any project worth its salt. Don't take them personally or interpret them as evidence that your vision isn't realizable.

The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word That Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, And Less Disappointed in Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.05.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.

A Serious Plea to Stop Doing This Immediately

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

Putting ourselves down can be a tempting habit. It makes us seem humble. It fills the dead air of conversation. It gets ahead of others who might put us down first.

How to NOT Be Oprah

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

I used to want to do great things. I mean REALLY great things. Sometime around the age of nine I decided that I was put on this planet to do truly a...

Don't Make the Same Mistake Once

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Brian de Haaff

It's incredible to consider the number of companies that have adopted the fail-fast philosophy. But this is not just a bad idea; it's actually a dangerous one. Failing fast hurts individuals and the companies they work for.

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

So...you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Increase Productivity in 20 Easy Lessons

Joan Moran | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home
Joan Moran

Productivity is an all purpose word for getting a lot done. It can be as simple as a housewife paying the bill on time, or a husband fixing the roof before the seasonal rains, or a school age child studying consistently before a test. What ties the examples together is that these people are doing something productive.

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...

Commitment to Excellence at the ASB Classic

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home
Thaddeus McCarthy

The ASB Classic has made itself one of the very best events of the New Zealand sporting calendar. And everything they have done this past year, and during the tournament happening now, is due to their collective commitment to excellence.