Monday, September 15, 2008

In my September 18th column, I excerpt answers submitted to fellow writer Christopher Richards on what makes people happy at work. Go here for all the answers in their entirety. Then, let me know what makes YOU happy at work (or conversely, what makes you unhappy).


tmay said...

Hello Dawn,

You and your words have such synchronicity. Thank you for pulling together Barbara Patcher’s tips for staying positive.

As a psychotherapist and reformed curmudgeon, I never want to discount someone’s feelings or perception of the world and their own experience. Perhaps this moment for them or for me is negative and dark. In our work here at The Wellness community, we allow for and encourage the use of the nuanced and conjunctive “and.” We acknowledge the ambivalence and uncertainty of now and the future.

We all know that life is a mix of pleasure and pain and just plain ugh at times. Allowing ourselves, allowing me to complain and talk about uncertainty, about “what’s not right” can open me to other possibilities.
I reminded of a tune from Cat Stevens’ song On The Road To Find Out…
But sometimes you have to moan when nothing seems to suit yer
But nevertheless you know you're locked towards the future

Thank you

Tom May, LCSW
Program Director
The Wellness Community-South Bay Cities
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Dawn said...

Tom -- thanks for your comments.