I've been working on my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, with Aliza Sherman. As an individual, to become happier, healthier, it partially rests with your ability to create and stick to new personal habits around self-care. We've done a deep scan of the literature on personal habit change, like Gretchen Rubin's Better Than Before and BJ Fogg's Tiny Habits and have tested their approaches on ourselves. But as we all know, changing personal habits isn't easy for a lot of people. And, … [Read more...] about Does Your Nonprofit Organization's Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?
Archives for December 2015
As part of the research for my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, with Aliza Sherman, I'm not just reading, but actually testing out some of the techniques suggested for mindfulness. One of the most popular: coloring books. Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Adult coloring books, filled with mesmerizing designs and even swear words are a hit, not just because it is fun to color. Adult coloring books can help you de-stress. According to clinical psychologist Scott M. Bea, Psy.D., … [Read more...] about Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Stressed? Color Yourself Calm
As many of you know, I am working on a new book The Happy Healthy Nonprofit with co-author Aliza Sherman. We want to include your voice, so we are hosting January’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. January starts a new year and a good time to reflect, recharge, and establish healthy habits that make us more effective in our nonprofit work. Many of work for nonprofits because we are passionate about social change missions. But let’s be honest, working in the nonprofit sector can be tough, especially with … [Read more...] about January’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What are you doing to be happier and healthier in 2016?
The holiday break is a great time to read books, both for work and just plan fun. Earlier this week, I read the recently published "Mindful Social Marketing" by colleague Janet Fouts. If you are doing social media for a nonprofit, this book is a must read. It is filled with great wisdom. Janet has worked with for-profits and non-profits as a marketing strategist for many years and her expertise is impressive. I know first hand because she doesn't live too far from me and we have done … [Read more...] about Book Review: Mindful Social Marketing by @jfouts
In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, one important area that we focus on are the pillars of self-care which begins with getting good quality sleep. This healthy habit sets the stage for you to incorporate other self-care routines that we describe in our book. One surefire way to ruin your sleep is to use your mobile phone as an alarm clock. Why? According to scientific research, reading a tablet or mobile phone with its backlit display in bed can make it harder to fall asleep and your sleep … [Read more...] about Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: To Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Don’t Sleep with Your iPhone