happiness

Are You Making a Bad Day Your Worst Day Ever?

by Alli Polin on September 26, 2017

My daughter’s retainer came unglued from her mouth and stuck out like she was chewing on a metal toothpick. A new teenager, in 7th grade, she was mortified and disappointed that the local dentist couldn’t fit her in for a fix until late afternoon. She was devastated.

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Would You Pause Your Career and Take a Sabbatical?

by Alli Polin on September 12, 2017

Many years ago, I worked for a large consulting firm, and business was struggling. Rather than laying off large numbers of people, they decided to offer a FlexLeave sabbatical. It was time off to follow a dream with the ability to step back into their work life and their consulting position six to twelve months later.

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For years, I didn’t have a hobby. I thought that hobbies were always something like art or playing an instrument. I hadn’t found anything that made me excited enough to declare it my hobby of choice. I told myself that I just hadn’t found my passion… and that kind of freaked me out. 

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