I recently spent a week consciously avoiding multitasking. It was more difficult than I expected. I love to listen to CD’s of books or music when I drive and like most modern mothers, my phone is never far away. I was surprised how often I found myself reaching for my phone. Of course it is no longer just a phone but really a handheld computer. I use it for e-mail, internet searches, twitter, facebook and LinkdIn. I didn’t think of myself as someone who was constantly tethered to her phone but when I consciously stopped multi-tasking the truth was revealed
This Good Friday, I am thinking about death, an appropriate topic, I think. I went to see a man by the name of Stephen Jenkinson speak about death. He is a lovely, gentle man with a warm sense of humour and a deep love for people and great compassion for the human condition. He spoke of how we try to medicate away death. Anesthetize ourselves from having a profoundly human experience. We don’t even want to name it. Instead we call it palliative care, hospice care and speak of achieving ‘a better outcome’. What is a better outcome when death
I have been working with a number of techniques to help me understand and change my thoughts and feelings about money. I will warn you though, often when we ask for improvement in an area of our lives, the universe will bring us strong and contrasting experiences to help us resolve our old, unhelpful ways. It can be quite an emotional ride! I am new to applying these ideas to money but I have used them with great success in other areas of my life
I went to a workshop yesterday called IdeaFEST for women run by SheEO. Supporting, Financing and Celebrating Creators, Makers & Entrepreneurs on Their Own Terms This company is helping women entrepreneurs move ahead with their ideas and businesses in a way that honours their own values and needs. It was an amazing event. If you are an entrepreneur or are thinking about becoming one, I highly recommend their events. SheEOs are women who leverage their passions and strengths to create new mindsets, new models and new solutions for a better world.