flowing river

It Just Keeps on Flowing

Today, I’m advocating for living in the moment rather than taking a long view all of the time. Watching an Allman Brothers concert from 1991, I was happy to see Dickey Betts performing his wonderful love song, Blue Sky. That must be one of ABB’s most enduring and popular songs; it’s certainly a favorite of mine. The lyrics are few but powerful: Walk along the river, sweet lullaby, it just keeps on flowing, it don’t worry about where it’s going. There’s a wake-up call to live in the moment and not to get bogged down in trying to control your…

Is There a Place for Throwbacks Anymore?

Like a bolt from the blue, it hit me the other day…I’m a throwback. When did that happen? I’ve always considered myself to be, if not on the bleeding edge, at least far enough ahead of my peers to still feel “cool.” I mean, my god, I still wear jeans and Vans to work every day, have had the same haircut since 4th grade, and can even scan the little menu barcodes on my phone to order dinner…score! But sometime in the last few months, I’ve realized that, gulp, I’m nostalgic for things past. While I am mostly competent with…

Don’t Like it? Make a Change. Everyone Else Is.

Not every workday is sunshine and unicorns. On the contrary, work isn’t meant to be like recess; they do call it WORK for a reason. However, that doesn’t mean you should not experience strong positive feelings at your job. Are you challenged? Do you have the right tools you need to do a good job? Are your coworkers respectful, competent, hardworking? Do you find the work meaningful and enjoyable? Are you compensated fairly? Is there enough time to recharge when you’re feeling frazzled (it happens to everyone)? Do you feel valued and appreciated by ownership/managers? Are problems at work resolved…