Becoming Me

A Work in Progress

Becoming Me

A beautifully illustrated interactive journal from the creator of the empowering adult coloring book I Love My Hair--featured on BuzzFeed, Mashable, and more. Encourages self-discovery, self-care, and nurtures creative expression--a perfect graduation gift! This gorgeous full-color journal and activity book will get you coloring, doodling, and writing your way to your best self. Combining quotes from inspiring women, positive affirmations, and artistic advice direct from Andrea Pippins, along with supportive prompts and exercises, this uplifting book is the perfect tool to get those creative juices flowing. And with stylish hand-lettering and full-color illustrations throughout, Becoming Me is a perfect gift and keepsake--as well as a powerful tool for self-expression. Praise for I Love My Hair by Andrea Pippins: "The girl power stress-reliever we all needed." --Bustle.com "Pippins's imaginative images will inspire your inner artist and fashionista." --The Huffington Post

An Audience of One

Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake

An Audience of One

The creator of the Unmistakable Creative podcast makes a counterintuitive argument: By focusing your creative work on pleasing yourself, you can increase your productivity, happiness, and (eventually, paradoxically) the size of your audience. Creating for your own pleasure--whether you're writing a novel, composing songs, or painting a landscape--can seem pointless. It's tempting to focus on pursuing money and fame, rather than the process itself. But as Srini Rao warns, creating then turns into a chore that can harm your self-esteem and suck the pleasure out of life, rather than being a source of joy. Rao, host of the podcast The Unmistakable Creative, argues that we should counter this thinking by intentionally creating art for ourselves alone--an audience of one. In this book he shares the fascinating true stories of creatives who took this path, along with actionable tips and the research of creativity experts. You'll learn, for example: * How Oprah's intentional focus on her own work rather than the opinions of everyone else catapulted her into one of the most popular talk shows of all time. * How being process-driven can not only help you produce more work, but can make you happier outside of your creative time. * How to put together a creative "team of rivals" whose feedback can help you hone your craft and filter out useless feedback. By playing to an audience of one, we can find more happiness, increased productivity, and a greater sense of community.

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Strategies for Impact without Burnout

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Steer your organization away from burnout while boosting all-around performance The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit presents realistic strategies for leaders looking to optimize organizational achievement while avoiding the common nonprofit burnout. With a uniquely holistic approach to nonprofit leadership strategy, this book functions as a handbook to help leaders examine their existing organization, identify trouble spots, and resolve issues with attention to all aspects of operations and culture. The expert author team walks you through the process of building a happier, healthier organization from the ground up, with a balanced approach that considers more than just quantitative results. Employee wellbeing takes a front seat next to organizational performance, with clear guidance on establishing optimal systems and processes that bring about better results while allowing a healthier work-life balance. By improving attitudes and personal habits at all levels, you'll implement a positive cultural change with sustainable impact. Nonprofits are driven to do more, more, more, often with fewer and fewer resources; there comes a breaking point where passion dwindles under the weight of pressure, and the mission suffers as a result. This book shows you how to revamp your organization to do more and do it better, by putting cultural considerations at the heart of strategy. Find and relieve cultural and behavioral pain points Achieve better results with attention to well-being Redefine your organizational culture to avoid burnout Establish systems and processes that enable sustainable change At its core, a nonprofit is driven by passion. What begins as a personal investment in the organization's mission can quickly become the driver of stress and overwork that leads to overall lackluster performance. Executing a cultural about-face can be the lifeline your organization needs to thrive. The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit provides a blueprint for sustainable change, with a holistic approach to improving organizational outlook.

The Arts as Meaning Makers

Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Curriculum

The Arts as Meaning Makers

This comprehensive introductory book shows teachers how to meaningfully integrate literature, art, drama, dance, and music throughout curricular areas by providing a basic arts knowledge base. It summarizes the concepts and skills of five art forms and shows teachers how to plan and implement units and specific lessons which integrate at least one art form with a curricular area in each lesson.

Don't Mess with Me i Work in Hr.

Field Graph Notebook Jottings Drawings Black Background White Text Design - Large 8.5 X 11 Inches - 110 Pages Notebooks and Journals, for Minimal Design, Sketching, Funny Gag Gift for Coworkers, Funny Gag Gift, Funny Gag Gift for Adults, Sarcastic Gag

Don't Mess with Me i Work in Hr.

This spectacularly designed field graph notebook is a wonderful multi-purpose: This is a lined composition notebook for sketching journals, jotting down thoughts, ideas and writing notes. The size of paper is 8.5 by 11 inches; this notebook is durable to withstand any activities and adventures. The unlined paper is made with 60lb - 90 GSM paper to prevent ink leakage. The notebook is comparable to a letter-sized notebook. Specifications: Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" (Letter Size) Layout: Lined Filed Graph Paper Cover: Soft, matte laminated paperback cover Paper Color: White Pages: 110 Made with passion, love and inspirations for motivating the owner in positive ways. 8 Benefits of Keeping a Journal or Diary 1. Improve your writing. If you have ever wanted to practice or improve your writing, the best thing to do is write. 2. Inspire creativity. Everyone is creative. If you don't think you are, then maybe you haven't tried. Your journal is a place to write down anything that comes to mind. The crazier the idea, the better. Let your imagination wander to the farthest parts of your mind and record the journey. 3. Brainstorm ideas more effectively. The benefits of journal writing are that you are able to keep all of your ideas in one place, no matter how all over the place they may be. Feel free to jot down whatever pops into your head and let your mind wander. 4. Stay organized. Diaries help keep your thoughts organized and comprehensible. You can record daily musings, the feelings you had about a certain experience or the opinions you had about a specific event. 5. Reduce stress. Writing down your feelings acts as a release and can be very cleansing. If you are able to put your anxieties, frustrations and pains on paper, then you are less likely to harbor them inside, which creates stress. 6. Allow yourself to self-reflect. To quote Ferris Bueller, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Our lives can become very hectic, making it easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. Responsibilities and expectations start to consume us. Journaling is a way to take a step back from all of that and reflect on yourself. 7. Achieve your goals. It is known that you are more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. By keeping a diary, you not only can write down a list of ambitions and aspirations, you can expand on them. You can monitor your progress and continue to motivate yourself by documenting new developments and achievements. 8. Improve your memory. By writing down ideas and thoughts you have had throughout the day, your brain is more likely to store that information. If you learn something new, a diary is a place to store the details, but as you recover those facts and write them down, your brain will make stronger connections with that information and you will have an easier time recalling it.

You Don't Scare Me I Work in HR.

Jottings Drawings Black Background White Text Design Unlined Notebook - Large 8.5 X 11 Inches - 110 Pages Notebooks and Journals, for Minimal Design, Sketching, Funny Gag Gift for Coworkers, Funny Gag Gift, Funny Gag Gift for Adults, Sarcastic Gag

You Don't Scare Me I Work in HR.

This spectacularly designed notebook is a wonderful multi-purpose: This is a unlined notebook (unruled) for sketching journals, jotting down thoughts, ideas and writing notes. The size of paper is 8.5 by 11 inches; this notebook is durable to withstand any activities and adventures. The unlined paper is made with 60lb - 90 GSM paper to prevent ink leakage. The notebook is comparable to a letter-sized notebook. Specifications: Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" (Letter Size) Layout: Unlined Blank Paper Cover: Soft, matte laminated paperback cover Paper Color: White Pages: 110 Made with passion, love and inspirations for motivating the owner in positive ways. 8 Benefits of Keeping a Journal or Diary 1. Improve your writing. If you have ever wanted to practice or improve your writing, the best thing to do is write. 2. Inspire creativity. Everyone is creative. If you don't think you are, then maybe you haven't tried. Your journal is a place to write down anything that comes to mind. The crazier the idea, the better. Let your imagination wander to the farthest parts of your mind and record the journey. 3. Brainstorm ideas more effectively. The benefits of journal writing are that you are able to keep all of your ideas in one place, no matter how all over the place they may be. Feel free to jot down whatever pops into your head and let your mind wander. 4. Stay organized. Diaries help keep your thoughts organized and comprehensible. You can record daily musings, the feelings you had about a certain experience or the opinions you had about a specific event. 5. Reduce stress. Writing down your feelings acts as a release and can be very cleansing. If you are able to put your anxieties, frustrations and pains on paper, then you are less likely to harbor them inside, which creates stress. 6. Allow yourself to self-reflect. To quote Ferris Bueller, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Our lives can become very hectic, making it easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. Responsibilities and expectations start to consume us. Journaling is a way to take a step back from all of that and reflect on yourself. 7. Achieve your goals. It is known that you are more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. By keeping a diary, you not only can write down a list of ambitions and aspirations, you can expand on them. You can monitor your progress and continue to motivate yourself by documenting new developments and achievements. 8. Improve your memory. By writing down ideas and thoughts you have had throughout the day, your brain is more likely to store that information. If you learn something new, a diary is a place to store the details, but as you recover those facts and write them down, your brain will make stronger connections with that information and you will have an easier time recalling it.