Create a New Habit in 2014: A Daily Self-Check Alert

January 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm
by Cathy Carmody

Do you check your email and social media accounts more times a day than you check in with yourself? Do you have an alert that signals you when you have a particularly strong feeling or a significant event occurs like you do when you receive a text or email? Just like you set preferences on [...]

Declairations in Brief: Before I Die

December 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm
by Cathy Carmody

A homework assignment for a MOOC class I’m taking on emotional intelligence is to list 27 things I want to experience before I die. Others call this a bucket list. It’s been a mixture of emotions doing so. The first ten or so items seemed to come easily, and I was happy to think of [...]

Foresight Goggles Have Been Discontinued

October 23, 2013 at 7:55 am
by Cathy Carmody

Have you tried purchasing your “foresight goggles” or “uncertainty mitts” yet? Not heard about them? They’re the items that people in the financial services commercial wait in line to buy, but when arriving at the window are told the goggles have been discontinued because they fog up. The offering instead is a book on intentional [...]

Declairations in Brief: Appreciate Awesome

July 1, 2013 at 10:54 am
by Cathy Carmody

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed.” This quote from Einstein’s musings on [...]

Coach Rice And Standing Up to Abuse

April 7, 2013 at 11:06 am
by Cathy Carmody

The video of Coach Rice behaving badly with his basketball team show a leader out of control on many levels. My surprise when watching it was not so much about his ranting as it was about the players’ lack of response. What was it about the environment, the culture, that made them so passive in [...]

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