Creative team managers: ask this one critical question to help employees solve problems

At my first “real” job out of college, someone gave me a piece of advice that’s stuck with me ever since. “If you need to go to your manager with a problem,” they said, “bring at least one idea for a solution. Even better if you can bring three solutions.” I was floored. Wasn’t solving problems my manager’s job? After grudgingly taking their advice, I … Continue reading Creative team managers: ask this one critical question to help employees solve problems

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #49: Go on an Artist Date

A book that I consider foundational in helping to nurture my creative side is Julia Cameron‘s classic, The Artist’s Way. I remember reading it back in college and feeling like I had permission not only to be as creative as I wanted to be, but to thrive as an artist and as an adult. One of her tips that has stuck with me all these … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #49: Go on an Artist Date

Things I Love Thursday

I don’t know what the temps are like where you are, but I’m loving the springlike weather we have in San Francisco right now. I’m itching to go for a nice long run at the beach today ~ will see if my schedule can make that happen. In the meantime, without further ado, here are some of my faves from around the webs… for your … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday