But these were all conscious choices. Adam 12. The Munsters. King of queens (a personal favorite) Everybody loves Raymond. Seinfeld. Leave it to beaver. The Andy Griffith show. Friends. Total Gym infomercial. that’s a glimpse of what I’ve been doing in the two days since my surgery. i guess I just wanted some laughs and … Continue reading I wish I could blame it on the drugs
Most people think of confetti as associated with some sort of celebration like a parade or wedding. That is not the case with time confetti, a coin termed by Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, to describe all the small scraps of free time she experienced in a … Continue reading Is your day sprinkled with time confetti?
Today, my wife and I watched the final episode of Schitt’s Creek. It was a wonderful way to end the series and it had me laughing and in tears. What more could you ask for from a TV show? It would be hard for me to pick a favorite character since they were all so … Continue reading A wonderful ending to a great sitcom
Many of Dan Ariely’s recent columns have focused on COVID-19 issues and his current one is no exception. Here’s a question a reader posed: Dear Dan, The holidays are right around the corner, but I’ve been hesitating to make plans to visit family or host a party. The changing Covid-19 situation means that any plan … Continue reading To plan or not to plan?
I guess I need to check my old posts more often. Back in June of 2019, I wrote about the best songs for a funeral (I know, a little morbid), and I mentioned that I would follow-up with a post about the top wedding songs. But that's not what motivated me to write this post … Continue reading Music Monday: Top Wedding Songs
It only took five years and ten months. But then it happened. Shortly after I woke up this morning (OK, 10 seconds) I checked my blog stats and at some point during the night, somebody, somewhere in the world made a questionable choice. He or she decided to follow my blog, and in so doing, … Continue reading Well, That Was Kind of a Letdown
Going on a 15-minute 'awe walk' each week, where we stop to appreciate the world around us, can help boost positive emotions and reduce stress, a new study shows. These 'awe walks', where we soak up nature, architecture, and more, can boost healthy 'pro-social' emotions such as compassion and gratitude. Professor Virginia Sturm at the … Continue reading Reducing Stress in Just 15 Minutes per Week
I have to give credit to a blogging friend for making me aware of one of the best songs I have heard this year. Mind you, it's not s new song, but this was the first time I heard it. Clive is from England, and every Tuesday he posts Tuesday Tunes, and for me, it's … Continue reading Music Monday: Back to My Irish Roots
For the past several years, I have had my freshmen business students create vision boards, and then in three to five minutes, present his or her vision board to the class. The whole process takes three days of class time (spread over three weeks), but it is well worth it. All I can say after … Continue reading Wowed Again, Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2020.
A few years ago, serendipity led to having a former student, Chase, visit my classroom to give a talk and a demo on meditation. You can read about that wonderful visit, including unfiltered student feedback, by clicking here. Ever since then, I've wanted to get in the habit of meditating, but it never seemed to … Continue reading Thanks to Chase, Bill, and Andy, I Finally Started Meditating