Category Archives: Mental Health

Got time off? Relax and re-energize with free books, magazines & podcasts!

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Got workaholic tendencies? Then maybe it’s time to take a break! Whether you’re vacationing or simply enjoying a day at the beach, these link-filled articles can help you connect with some great tools & media that will help you shift gears, re-energize and maybe even reclaim that long-lost enthusiasm.

 

Exercise Your Right Brain & Improve Your Life with Art Lessons from Artyfactory.com [Video Tour Included]

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Check out my latest review & video tour of a great training freebie at my WORTH SHARING website!

Worth a Second Look: My 10 Favorite Articles & Videos from 2015

Check out these highlights from my 2015 publications!

Check out these highlights from my 2015 publications!

Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams

[Caveat: This is my book! So there is (duh!) some conflict of interest in my recommending it to you! However, I honestly believe it’s full of good stuff that any self-directed learner can use to develop project management (PM) skills & insights. And since it’s FREE to read all 300 pages online, what do you have to lose?! — Mike Greer, owner/editor of this blog.]

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Just published! My new book, Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams, is a 300 page eclectic compilation of practical PM tools, thought-provoking PM essays and suggestions for helping individual project managers and their teams stay sane while delivering good quality finished products. It consists of 54 Chapters and hundreds of live links to additional PM resources. Most of the chapters were originally published as blog posts through my websites and have never before been released in book form. (See http://worth-sharing.net for info on all my websites, blog posts, videos, etc.) A few chapters include some important, classic excerpts from my previous books.

The book is divided into six major Parts, including:

  • Part 1: The Meaning of Project Management (3 Chapters)
  • Part 2: PM Techniques (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 3: Working with Your Team & Maintaining Your Sanity (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 4: Peace of Mind (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 5: PM Leadership and Vision (7 Chapters)
  • Part 6: Of PM Skills and How They Are Acquired (8 Chapters)

You can read the entire book (all 300 pages!) online, for free. And it’s available in paperback & all ebook formats. Get details at my Worth Sharing website!

Worth a Second Look: My Favorite Articles & Videos from 2014

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New on my WORTH SHARING website:  Some of my favorite articles, blog posts, and videos that I posted during 2014.  Some are important. Others were merely fun or gratifying to create and I want to share them again before they disappear beneath 2015’s posts. Check them out!

Free PDF: Why It’s Pointless to Argue About Politics or Religion

.. And Why You Should Look to the Clouds for Answers

[I published this several years ago, just in time for the holidays. Decided to make it a regular seasonal “rerun.” I hope you enjoy it, share it with your more argumentative friends & relatives and remember to play nice at all those holiday parties! — MG]

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Do you find yourself facing a bunch of holiday parties with people whose political or religious perspectives might be drastically different from your own? Are you dreading those inevitable arguments?  This article provides some perspective on:

  • The weird and wonderful ways our political and religious views evolve, including:
    • The Happy Face Version
    • The Waterfall Version
  • Why we inevitably clash when we try to argue about politics or religion
  • Why it’s pointless to argue about politics or religion
  • How you might become an amateur anthropologist and try to see into the “cloud” of personal experiences that make up the other guy’s political or religious vision
  • Specific suggestions and Challenges for dealing with your next political or religious argument

Click here to download the entire 9-page PDF (with 6 graphic illustrations).

(Note: This article, largely because of its several somewhat-complicated & whimsical graphics, didn’t seem to lend itself to the usual audio podcast or blog post.  The PDF file presents all these elements in a single, easy to read document. Hope you like it!)

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Honor Fallen Warriors by Advocating & Teaching Peace

(U.S. Memorial Day, 2014)

This holiday weekend in the U.S. we’ll hear much about those who’ve died for our freedom. And they surely deserve to be honored. But if our children and grandchildren are to live in a world with fewer senseless wars and casualties of war, they need to hear powerful anti-war voices. Because the best way to honor fallen warriors is to use the freedom they won for us to advocate for peace and teach the next generation how they can work for a more peaceful world. Here are some media and tools from previous posts that can help: 

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