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Joyful Wishes for You

December 25, 2014

Wishing you a joyful day, full of wonder and warmth. And some cookies, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Five Stories of Giving Thanks and Gratitude

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here are some of my favorites posts related to giving thanks and gratitude: 1. Comedian Sarah Silverman is not the first person I look to for inspiration, but I appreciated her take on creating happiness in The Difference between Finding Happiness and Being Miserable. 2. Show your gratitude to the people you […]

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What Makes You Happy?

February 21, 2014

  Here’s something that makes me instantly happy: Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy”, which debuted in the movie Despicable Me 2. Haven’t heard it yet? Check it out here: Can’t get enough of this song. Food for Thought Friday: what makes you happy?

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Food for Thought Friday: Awakening Childlike Wonder

December 27, 2013

For Christmas, I received this figurine of Amy Farrah Fowler, a character on the TV show the Big Bang Theory. I had put it on my Christmas list as sort of a joke. But when I opened it, something unexpected happened. I really liked the toy. A lot. As we opened the other gifts, I […]

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Tasty Recipes for Your Holiday Cookie Exchange

December 14, 2013

Today’s post is a departure from the typical writing about leadership and workplace dynamics you typically find here on The People Equation. Instead, I’m writing about one of my favorite holiday traditions: our annual neighborhood cookie exchange. Every year a handful of us gather and exchange home-baked treats and a healthy dose of gabbing as […]

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Labor Day Factoids and Reflections

September 2, 2013

If you’re an American reading this today, Happy Labor Day! Feeling kind of curious about this holiday? You might find this summary of Labor Day factoids from CNN interesting. Me? I’m feeling more pensive at the moment. Labor Day is always the day before school starts, marking the end of our summer and the transition into […]

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What Radio Station is Your Attitude Tuned To?

February 15, 2013

Somewhere, in a dusty  milk crate in my basement there is a collection of vinyl LPs, including an extended play 45 with Edwin Starr’s H.A.P.P.Y Radio on it. I haven’t thought about the song in years. Until I heard it on the radio today – talk about goin’ waaay back! I will definitely be putting […]

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My Favorite Cool Yule Christmas Song

December 21, 2012

Everytime I hear this song, I am instantly happy. With its doo-wop rhythm and finish with a gospel organ flourish, it never fails to please.   I love this video version and can only hope I am this cool and hip when I reach this age. Wait, I’m not cool and hip right now. Oh […]

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