Everything is Not the Most Amazing Thing Ever

Everything is Not the Most Amazing Thing Ever

Have you ever been scrolling through LinkedIn and noticed how every job opportunity is touted as the most amazing thing ever!? I went through my feed recently, and here are a few direct quotes I found:

“I have an open position that you're definitely going to want to take a look at! That is, if you're incredibly passionate and ready to look at an exciting new opportunity!

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If Your Career Was a Carrot

If Your Career Was a Carrot

A good example of a common taproot is the carrot. A taproot comes out of the carrot seed, bolts down into the earth, and it starts growing. In this particular example, the taproot becomes a large food storage center for the plant, which we pull up and eat as a carrot. If you pull a carrot out of the ground, you’ll see those small lateral roots growing off of it.

As always, the wild has so much to teach us about ourselves, and a question popped into my mind: what if my career was a carrot?

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Plant Wisdom: How to Be Well at Work

Plant Wisdom: How to Be Well at Work

Last Spring I took a vacation with my family in the desert of southern California. By mid-March, most of us living in the Pacific Northwest are at our wits' end with the grey, the cold, and the relentless rain. Migrating to where it's hot and sunny for a week felt a little like a pilgrimage: we took a journey into the desert, seeking rest and renewal. 

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25 Things I Love About Work

25 Things I Love About Work

This morning before I sat down to write, I was feeling stressed out because I got off to a late start and don't have as much time to write as I normally do. "What will I write about in such little time?!," I wondered. "I have to get this done ASAP so I can make those website updates today!," I thought.

Then, a sweet little ping of inspiration hit me: I can have fun with this.

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Our Spiritually Impoverished Workplaces

Our Spiritually Impoverished Workplaces

When I was a senior in college, my world came crashing down. Over the course of one panic-attack filled weekend, I had what those in the Christian community call "a crisis of faith." For seven years after that weekend, I rejected anything that felt remotely spiritual. I couldn't walk into a church without feeling a knot in my stomach, I felt angry anytime someone used the word "God," and I thought Richard Dawkins was the shit.

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