I normally don’t write about anything overtly ideological. My primary job over the last 15 years has been one that has caused me keep most of that information close to the vest, so to speak. It’s not really prudent to speak out, in other words.
Earlier this week, however, a story broke in metro Atlanta about a church sending a letter to a member. Normally, that’s not newsworthy, but in this case, the letter informed the member that she was being ousted from the church. Apparently, “the condition of [her] soul” is in question because she is divorced and now…
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In general, writing is a fairly low-tech profession. I mean, I could probably get by with a simple laptop with Microsoft Word or Google Docs and call it a day. Over the years, I’ve learned that I need a few higher-tech items in my life to facilitate some aspects of writing that aren’t easily accomplished with a word processor.
The good news is that none of these technologies is terribly expensive. In fact, all but one have free versions. And, they’re all really easy to use.
We’re all shaped by the cultures in which we live. What’s “good” or “desirable” in one culture may not be so in another, and with a concept like body image, that’s food for thought.
Media and culture are inextricably linked, especially in today’s instant gratification society. Some might find it surprising that entire news feeds are devoted to the topic of body image. Some of the stories are body positive, and others are not. But, people all over the world are seeing these stories and comparing themselves to what they see. …
I’m a writer. I have been for a long time. I even have a degree that says I’m a professional writer. But, that doesn’t mean I’m always on my game. In fact, I struggle with writing a lot more than you might think.
I realized that the bottom line was that if I want to be a successful writer, I had to clear that blocker. Period. The end.
So, that’s what I set out to do, and here’s what I learned in the process:
Workplace teams are often compared to other things: the well-oiled machine, stones that were once rough and are now polished, the crew of a ship, the characters in a movie. Each of these metaphors effectively describes what a team actually is, but they don’t necessarily explain what a team does and how it functions.
Frequently, members of the animal kingdom exhibit behaviors humans could replicate, especially as it relates to teamwork. A wolf pack is a striking illustration of team roles and responsibilities, boundaries, communication, social hierarchy, and collaboration.