How’s the week going? I keep thinking Thanksgiving is this week, boy won’t I be disappointed on Thursday! I know it’s in a week, but it seems sooooo faaaar awaaay! Well, for now, here are some articles I’m thankful to have found and am sharing, plus our Do Good Spotlight is on the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen because they need the cash support especially as the cold weather is here.

  • I read this really interesting article in Aeon by Cody Delistraty on the pursuit of happiness, primarily in the US, the history of “happiness” in western culture, and the current focus on happiness as the pinnacle experience we’re seeking. There are aspects of this that tie to the workplace and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. It’s a long read, but a really good one. Let me know if you want to talk about it, I’d really like to explore this one with anyone wanting to talk about it. 

Do Good Spotlight: Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) 

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. And 4 out of 4 stars on Charity Navigator means you know your dollars are going to the people who need your help. We donated this week and you can too.

 

  • Need a resilience pep talk? Scott Mautz talks about how to bounce back from a tough day and I loved his perspective. Here’s what he wrote for Inc..
  • Here’s another one article I found very helpful, also from Inc., by Bill Murphy, Jr. He talks about how so many of us running businesses sacrifice our workout time for something else we consider more pressing, but that if we make one change, we can decrease our risk of death by 27%. (Sidebar, I always wonder about stats phrased this way.  I mean, none of us is getting out of here alive, but his advice will help you live better and longer.) And by the way, my knees won’t appreciate his suggestion but he motivated me to get back to swimming, which I did—and thoroughly enjoyed—this weekend. Here’s Bill’s good advice.

Would love to hear how you’re doing, please let me know and in the meantime, enjoy the rest of the week!