Monday Percolator – 5 March

Links This Week!

50 Ways to Say “You’re Awesome” on Unicorn of Socialism: We all really need new ways to say this. Plus who doesn’t want to hear that they’re awesome?

Diversify Your Dreams on HBR: Great post on the pitfalls of going after the one thing that will make you happy. Gulati treats dreams like you would treat your financial portfolio. I especially liked his reference to a “folder of gratitude”. Great concept!

Peer Mentoring as a Professional Development Tool on CWC Virtual Mentor: This is a great idea! I find myself often in a peer-mentoring relationship, and especially over the last couple of career moves I have made. It’s great to have a network that is well supported and well-built. What do you think of this idea?

The Africa Yoga Project: One of my friends shared this picture (Warrior 1, Warrior 2! Hah! Get it?) on Facebook. Kind of a neat project, though I’m not sure how useful it is – not for me to judge I suppose, but I did enjoy looking at the photos.

Should We Care That More Women Are Having Children Without Husbands on PT: Great balanced article on the choice women are making to have children without partners. Personally, it’s not a choice I’d make – for obvious reasons – but it’s a great debate topic, and certainly many admirable people have done it. What do you think?

March is Women Helping Women Month on Glass Hammer: I had no idea about this, but I fully support this in the interest of building an authentic, strong network of women in our society!

A Journey to the Center of Yourself on I’m not one for reading a lot of, but I have always been intrigued by solo travel. This is a wonderful story by the author who talks about reconnecting with yourself through travel. I especially appreciate that she wasn’t one of those “I’m really social so I make friends quickly” folks. She’s more like me!

10 Commandments for Con Men on Lists of Note: I love this list. Not because it helps people become con artists, but because it’s just so simple. Most things are pretty easy to come by if you listen well. It just tells you that personal energy, simple tactics and confidence can be used for better or worse!

Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts at The TED conference: I cannot say enough good things about this woman. Check out her talk!

How to Fall Back in Love with Writing on Jeff offers some really useful tips and reminders for those of us who have a lovers’ quarrel with writing once in a while. I know I do sometimes too. Here’s a great post of why you fell in love in the first place :)

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