Archive | May, 2011

Are you ready to bloom?

Succulent Blooms Macro

Image by cobalt123 via Flickr

Remember that quote from the other day?

“And the day came when the risk to remain in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.” Anaïs Nin

I’m in the process of some blooming myself, in this case in the form of re-branding. I’ve just spruced up my Facebook page a bit (please “like” it!), and I’ll be migrating this blog to a new URL in a couple of weeks (I’ll be sure to let you know just where we’ll be going). So this is a time of transition.

The blog content will remain the same, with the same focus on holistic wellness and fulfilment. Basically, everything will have just a different look and feel. The flower “logo” you can see on my Facebook page is just a transition image, as I’ve got a great graphic designer lined up to do the “real” one.


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Hired! The Guide For The Recent Grad

Hello all! I just found out about this book which was written by a friend’s brother.  It looks amazing, and very useful, so I wanted to share. The following is from the official press release. Enjoy!

Nationally recognized career coach Ryan Kahn shares essential career advice with you in this step-by-step guide to your dream career. Geared towards recent graduates, the book is straightforward, concise, and easy to read.  Includes sample resumes, cover letters, and over 250 career tips so you have the tools to get hired!  If you are a recent graduate looking for your dream career, this is the definitive book for you.

Career expert; Ryan Kahn is a Career Coach for Dream Careers, Inc. and star of MTV’s Hired; the 20 episode documentary series helping recent grads land the job of their dreams.  Kahn has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Star Magazine and is author of Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad.  His intimate working relationships with industry leaders makes him the go-to expert for dream jobs.

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Watch those three fingers

Thanks to Rebecca for this butterfly path photo! Please click the path to visit her blog.

Have you ever heard the saying that when you point a finger at someone else, you have three fingers pointing back at you? Give it a try. Point your finger at your computer screen now, and observe where those other three fingers are pointing.

Surprised? It’s because when we find something to criticise in others, it’s often because that person is a mirror reflecting precisely the same things we dislike in ourselves. Except, of course it’s easier to pick up on these things in others rather than taking a clear look at ourselves.

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Are your attitudes worth catching?

Thanks to Ali for this gorgeous path photo! Please click the path to visit her blog.

Attitudes can be contagious. Are yours worth catching? What attitudes are a part of your daily life? Have you ever stopped and thought about it?

Start off by printing two copies of the list at the end of this post. Then ask yourself: which of the following words describe your various attitudes in an average week? Without judging them, tick off all of the attitudes that you think you experience on a regular basis. Add any additional attitudes that you think you have.

Then take the second copy and, at the end of each day starting tomorrow, tick off the attitudes that you experienced. If you experience a particular attitude on more than one day, tick it off each day. Add any additional attitudes that you have during the week, but aren’t on the list.

At the end of your week, compare the two lists. Where are the similarities? Where are the differences? Which attitudes did you think you experienced on a regular basis, but didn’t? Which new attitudes showed up on your second list?

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The risk it took to bloom

Cactus Bud, About to Bloom

Cactus Bud, About to Bloom. Image by cobalt123 via Flickr

“And the day came when the risk to remain in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.” Anaïs Nin

Are you blooming, or are you still tightly wrapped in your bud? More on how to bloom in future posts…

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