A true friend gives support without judgment, comes through in a crisis, and knows just the right thing to say when it matters most. Friendships are a special kind of bond. In life, we meet many different types of people. We form various relationships. But friends -- true friends -- are different. We are sometimes closer to our friends than our family. We can trust our … [Read more...] about Creating Value in Friendships: 5 Ways to Make Your Friend Feel Appreciated
Do you sometimes wish you could be more spontaneous? Being responsible is part of being an adult, but maybe there's room for a little impulsiveness too. Sure, many life events big and small would be risky without advance planning. You want to know when you’re leaving on vacation and where your guests will be sitting at your wedding. You certainly want to be prepared for … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Be More Spontaneous?
You probably know that preparing your own food is a great way to eat healthier and lose weight. If you love to cook, that’s an added bonus. If you’re uncomfortable in the kitchen, it can be difficult to stop relying on dining out. That’s especially true if you grew up without many culinary role models, and now you think it's too late to learn. On the other hand, you might be … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Make Healthy Cooking More Fun
As a manager, your job will be easier if you know how to motivate your team. Employees who care about their work will be more resilient, innovative, and productive. However, you may have a long way to go. According to the latest Gallup report, 51% of employees are disengaged in the workplace and 13% are actively disengaged. The challenge may be even greater when you add … [Read more...] about A Foolproof Formula for Boosting Your Team’s Motivation
Everyone needs some nature in their life. Even if you live in a major city, it’s still important to find a way to either get out into nature or to bring nature to you. Cities are a relatively recent development in human history. We’re not that far removed from a more natural and rural existence. Regardless of where you live, there are ways to spend more time in or with … [Read more...] about 9 Ways to Bring Nature Into Your Life Regardless of Where You Live