Monthly Archives: February 2010

Distressed by the “Jobless Recovery”? Consider Creating Your Own Business By Guest Blogger Ellen Augustine, M.A.

Many economists feel there will not be a significant surge in jobs before 2012. What to do? Perhaps its time to take a closer look at starting your own business. Here’s an assessment from small business consultant Pat McHenry Sullivan in an interview by Ellen Augustine. Continue reading

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Inspiration for Work and Life from Olympians By Guest Blogger Kimberly Weichel

The Olympics are about so much more than winning or the feelings that go into it. For me it’s about doing one’s very best after many years of focused practice and extreme dedication. It’s about the ability to be centered enough to perform at one’s peak in front of the world watching. It’s about the drive and passion to be the best we can be at something and going after it. It’s about the ability to perform with precision despite any pain or obstacles that get in the way. And these lessons are applicable to all of us, including the spiritual practices that we can bring to our work, money and other important matters. Continue reading

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Spirit, Money, and Relationships: Guest Post by Kim Leatherdale

Economic problems cause major stress (I hear you saying “no duh!”) Job loss, cut in pay, cut in hours, or failure at a business can put pressure on a people.  Financial stress mars the spirit and makes even the healthiest … Continue reading

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Integrity Lessons From a Whistleblower to His Daughter

We’ve got to slow down and be like white lines on mountainous roads to each other, my Dad, the late Bill McHenry, once told me. Otherwise, how can we see and safely navigate the inevitable ethical fogs of work and life? … Each of us has a set of unique signals that let us know when we’re in or out of integrity, whether we call those signals our North Star, our touch stone, our inner compass. Or my favorite, which I learned in Dad’s shop, the level and plumb which have helped carpenters build on true and on the level for over 5,000 years. Continue reading

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Whistleblowers: Why You’ve Got To Love Them and How To Support Them

Since caveman times, we’ve needed people to warn us about fraud and dangers in our food, water supply, and protective services. Today, as we rely on more goods and services from people we will never meet, we need whistleblowers even more. Continue reading

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7 Workplace Spirituality Tips from An Undercover Boss

“There are two main ways that people find meaning through work,” Elizabeth Doty told me in about 2001 while I was researching Work with Meaning, Work with Joy: Bringing Your Spirit to Any Job.  “One is giving your gifts to … Continue reading

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Alleviating Pain in the World, One Conversation at a Time

New empty nester Indrani Goradia was enjoying a visit with her college-student daughter when she saw a mother-daughter interaction that just ripped her heart. It happened on a beautiful day at a beautiful place.  A five-year-old created a snowball and … Continue reading

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Being in the Flow By Guest Blogger Kimberly Weichel

Flow is what happens when we are fully involved in what we are doing.  We derive energy from this experience.  Our creativity heightens, and we feel a sense of fulfillment. Flow is the opposite of what happens when get stuck … Continue reading

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7 Signs You Need More Vision in Your Life, Work or Money Dealings

Career confusion is one key sign that you need a true vision from your heart and soul. That means you need something more than a goal set by someone else or even a brilliant idea that you activate before you discern whether or not it matches your true needs, dreams or desires. You need a clear, compelling vision that’s anchored in current reality and leads you to your most fulfilling future. Continue reading

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How to Raise Money for Your New Business When You Can’t Get a Business Loan

Socially responsible, green businesses in the SF East Bay offer tips and resources for business owners anywhere. Continue reading

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