365 Days in the Valley of grief

365 days of grief

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Google, “365 Days of Grief” and you will find a long list of funeral homes offering a daily email to which you can subscribe.  When you have a Frazer Consultants web site, we can add this subscription option to your web site.  One of the many benefits of the Frazer platform.  A daily inspiration inspired by the writer of a book with the same idea.  When I came to work for Frazer Consultants, I subscribed myself and though I have not read every single one, I have to admit, they’ve helped me.  Both with my grief and with my life in general.  An opportunity to reflect, be present, and find inspiration inside the simplicity of daily life.

Today, I was doing a little research on the topic and came across the following post from a different writer who lost his father in kind of a grueling manner.  It’s a great post and worth sharing this morning.  Especially as I approach the 11th anniversary of my sister Wendi’s death on May 16th.

Peace.

-John

Most people speak about how difficult the nights are after you lose someone you love, but for me it’s the mornings that have been the most cruel. So many dawns with grief, you feel it fresh when you open your eyes and look round and you realize, “Crap, this actually happened”.

Source: A Year To Life: My First 365 Days In The Grief Valley

Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life ‘balance’ — here’s what you should strive for instead | Business Insider

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Bezos believes that his new hires should stop attempting to achieve “balance” within their professional and personal lives, since that implies a strict trade-off between the two. Instead, Bezos envisions a more holistic relationship between work and life outside the office.

Source: Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life ‘balance’ — here’s what you should strive for instead | Business Insider

Why kids need to move in school – CNN

standup desk

I’m fortunate to work for a great company that takes great care of their employees.  That’s my new stand-up desk in the photo above.  This story about a school implementing the same idea is long overdue.  Seems a little bit silly that we have to “encourage kids to move so that they will want to move more later in life.”

Come on!  Your bodies are made for movement and exercise.

Go enjoy it.

-John

More teachers are incorporating some form of movement into the school day, especially as the research is pretty clear: Physical activity in school leads to better cognitive performance and fewer behavioral issues, not to mention cutting down on stress and anxiety.

Source: Move over, ‘sit still’! Why kids need to move in school – CNN

I’m rooting for you and your success

your success

I read this ridiculous statement this morning.
That a single decision cam ‘determine’ the course of your life.
Determine your success forever.

A belief for some that is wholly inaccurate.
I felt compelled to respond.

It’s just the kind of externally focused thinking that holds you back.
Your reaction to events is what is truly important.

No matter the magnitude of the failure.
No matter your current situation.

Toady you have a choice.
What will it be?

What do you control?
Go out and make something happen.

I’m rooting for you.
We need you!

-John