Now that I am working in an environment where there everyone runs on a different schedule (whether that is 8-4pm or 11-6pm!), I am especially feeling the need to take breaks during the day and go for a walk. I tend to work over lunch, and I wish I don’t do that so often.
By Monica Gomez
Pat Elder was in her early fifties when she decided to start a new career. “I worked for a utility company in Michigan and when I turned 50, 25 years in, and in my mind I guess I…
I think it’s always interesting to read about how people turn to certain professions, especially for me because I am not sure whether I found mine yet. The interview doesn’t really get to the WHY she chose the profession, but it is just more of a calling for her.
“If your partner expresses a need,” explained Julie Gottman, “and you are tired, stressed, or distracted, then the generous spirit comes in when a partner makes a bid, and you still turn toward your partner.”
In that moment, the easy response may be to turn away from your partner and focus on your iPad or your book or the television, to mumble “Uh huh” and move on with your life, but neglecting small moments of emotional connection will slowly wear away at your relationship. Neglect creates distance between partners and breeds resentment in the one who is being ignored.
There are many reasons why relationships fail, but if you look at what drives the deterioration of many relationships, it’s often a breakdown of kindness. As the normal stresses of a life together pile up—with children, career, friend, in-laws, and other distractions crowding out the time for romance and intimacy—couples may put less effort into their relationship and let the petty grievances they hold against one another tear them apart.”
Just a reminder to be kind to your loved ones, and work in your relationships. Taking someone for granted or letting “life” get in the way is sure a sad way relationships fall apart.
One study has shown that if given the choice, rats will choose sugar over cocaine in lab settings because the reward is greater; the “high” is more pleasurable.
It has long been known that we can measure arousal by looking at sweat production and skin electrical conductivity. I like how this article restates this fact and puts in some concrete examples of how we can apply this knowledge to consumer products.