[note – reference previous re-blogged post on benefits of writing] Benefits of Reading Reading has been linked to an amazing array of benefits, including these: Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly individuals who read regularly are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than their peers. But there could […]
Who are you, why are you here, and (to borrow a line from Monty Python) what is your quest?
Whether you’re a Christian, belong to another religion, or observe no religion at all, spiritual health is all about building and maintaining a connection to something bigger than you are. It’s about discovering and developing your soul and finding meaning and place in this world. (Wow, this category sounds so “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy”, but I promise to try to keep it fun.)
Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Part of the mission that drives The Daily Post is to provide encouragement and inspiration to people who want to be more active writers, bloggers, and creators. We often provide tips on how to write or prompts on what to write, but today, let’s talk about why to write. Science stands firmly in support of what many of us intuitively know: writing is good for you. Studies…
I realize that this will likely be one of the approximately one million Thanksgiving-related posts published over the next couple of days. However, since one of my personal efforts over the past few years is to make more of a conscious effort to look for things to be thankful for and to just be thankful in general, I felt compelled to post. 🙂 Why Is It So Easy to Find […]
Maybe it’s just me, but every time I turn on the TV (OK, the computer) and check the news, it often makes the world look just a little bit bleaker. I think that with the 24/7 news cycle, we’re all bombarded with so much news, news, news (most of which is bad, bad, bad) that it skews our outlook on things. I knew I wasn’t alone when I came across […]
He’s baaacckk. Yours and my favorite behavioral economist, Dan Ariely, turns his attention to helping us understand what makes us feel good about what we do for a living and what motivates us to work in this TED Talk. Hint: It’s not money. It might not even be about being happy.
My son is taking a computer hardware class in school this year, so when our desktop started overheating, we called in our connection. He quickly determined that the power supply fan wasn’t working and told me we had to replace the whole power supply. Turns out the kid knows what he’s talking about. For the cost of a replacement part, my computer is cool again. Even better was my son’s […]
A few days ago, I posted a fluffy fun piece on a fictional new product, Pantone underpants, which I predicted would be a hit with my graphic designer buddies at work. I mentioned it at work the next day and I was right – they loved the idea of Pantone underpants (I mean, what’s not to love?). One of them loved the idea so much that she is even holding […]