It’s impossible to be perfect. And this fortune cookie note I got reminded me that it’s okay. How reassuring is that message? My immediate reaction was “Hey, this is how I want to be for others” in my role as a Happiness Engineer. Then I remembered that since it was my fortune cookie, this was about me. […]
I love extensions. Not too many of them, but certain ones that make my life so much easier to deal with. I thought I might share some of my favorites with you in case it makes your life easier as well. And I’d love to hear about some of your favorites (please feel free to […]
Office today. Celebrating unseasonably warm temps by camping. #ilovemyjob
I get to be a college teacher 🙂 Come join Happiness Engineer Sam Hamdy and myself for these two workshops at Jamestown Community College if you happen to be in the area. The address is: 525 Falconer St, Jamestown, NY 14701. You can call 716-376-7506 to reserve a spot.
That’s a question that hit me hard about a decade ago. I was a freelance writer, struggling to balance writing time and parenting three young kids. It seemed that whenever I got in a writing flow, I was interrupted. Either that, or I would find I had a few minutes of quiet between events, but […]
One year ago today, I was working night security/gate at the Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous when I received an email that changed my life. It said: I work on the Happiness team at Automattic and would like to chat about your recent Happiness Engineer application. Are you free on Friday, July 25th, 8:30am Eastern time […]
It was just about a year ago when my world was completely rocked. In an ironic quirk of fate, I found my dream job in technology while crashing a website. How (not) cool is that? Background For almost 20 years I worked from home as a freelance writer, specializing in children’s media. Then a friend […]
Ergonomics is very often just about asking the right questions and paying attention to your own body. It’s about self-awareness and making the connection between your immediate work environment and the strains on your body…I have continued to do individual ergonomics consulting throughout the last 25 years because it is incredibly gratifying to make a direct contribution to the quality of my client’s lives.