This fall, a local school division will be offering a new course called Adulting. The course will teach basic every day life skills that ‘grown ups’ need to know.
My first reaction was that it’s about time. Finally, schools will be teaching practical everyday things that are useful and important as part of the education curriculum.
Then I wondered, where are the parents. Aren’t they the ones that have the responsibility to teach their kids how to write a cheque? I’m guessing the course is necessary because most parents would get a failing grade in this subject. There is a very good chance too that many adults could use an adulting course.
So, good for the school division to recognize the need. I can only hope the Adulting course is mandatory for the kids. They will need all the help they can get.
There’s a lot of it, from many unreliable and even hidden sources.
What it really reveals is our new lack of trust in the news. Now, we feel the need to be cautious.
Worse, it puts a burden on those of us who care to drill down to find truth.
I don’t mean the time we spend in person in front of others. I mean how much time, and effort have you put into creating a great picture of yourself for all of your social media channels?
What people should see is a clean shot of your smiling face, showing what you look like and your personality. That early impression is lasting, even in a photo.
Your profile image should not be a selfie with a cluttered background. It should also not be a picture of your dog or cat. Travel scenes tell me you travel, that’s all. It’s also hard to figure out which person you are in a group shot, especially if we’ve never met!
I wonder how many more likes and contacts you will make by showing a friendly smile? Or even your smiling eyes? It’s worth the time it takes to do it right. As most small things are!
Yes, there is one. It’s called your state of mind.
Do you want to improve yours? Then do whatever it takes to fire up any of the other five senses. A combination of any of them will be even more impactful.
Here is a quick, easy, fast and free way to change your state of mind. Go outside! It’s as simple as going for a walk in a park. Even better find a trail or path in the woods and go for a slow walk.
Another tip. Turn off your smartphone!
http://time.com/5259602/japanese-forest-bathing/ Yes….it’s a thing. And it makes a lot of “sense”.
What the hell is a “Thought Leader”?
Does that mean I should follow your thinking? What credentials does one need to use this lofty title? Do you have any education or training?
To me, it’s a fraud and a facade to hide behind. Nice try!
“The one who has the least to say speaks the most”.
How true. This truism came from a good friend who was relaying their frustration about attending group meetings, training sessions, etc. This is really another way of saying quit wasting everyone’s time.
As usual, the best quotes can come from a conversation with someone who has something meaningful to say.
Posted in Quotations
Going on a diet implies you’re going to eventually get off one.
I wonder if the results would be better if we simply made healthy long term changes to what and how much we eat?
Oh, and getting more active is also a good choice!
Here are the new words describing certain behaviours that are trending in the world of online dating.
- Ghosting: one stops communicating without warning and just disappears
- Benching: one has been sidelined and only called when needed
- Zombieing: suddenly, after an extended absence, one appears from nowhere
- Breadcrumbing: leaving a message with only a symbol or icon, with no words to give it any real meaning
Doesn’t sound like a good time to me!
I like it when I’m reading and I stumble on a word I’ve never read before. I had a hunch what it meant but I still took the time to get the definition. It means you eat locally grown or raised food. So yes there is now a whole new restaurant category catering to…..you guessed it…..locavores!
The definition of “local” apparently needs to be defined too! The radius, in miles, really varies. The bigger the city the farther away the food sources are!
Britain gets it. The global climate is changing, legislators there recognize it and they have the vision to do something about it. They have recently announced a ban of new diesel and gas engines by 2040. There are also short term initiatives being taken to reduce emissions for health reasons.
This is taking a leadership role on a global issue. I applaud loudly.
I wonder what has happened to Tesla’s stock value this past week?
Posted in Climate Change, environment, Global Warming
Tagged BMW, Britain, electric cars, emissions, environment, gas engines, Global Warming, Tesla, Volvo