Working With The Flow

By Tanis Helliwell  Working with the flow means working in tune with our own biorhythms, the rhythms of others who affect us, and the universe as a whole. By doing this we allow energy from the universe to move down into our personality in order to work with being and doing time simultaneously. Using this system of time management,…

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Loving Our Work

By Tanis Helliwell “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” —Frederick Buechner Most of us spend over fifty percent of our waking hours working, and so, to live healthily, it is essential that we like our work. Work, at its best, is a calling from our higher selves…

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Women & Work

Women’s Success at Work By Tanis Helliwell “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo This article focuses on the current situation of women and work. I will examine the qualities that successful women have stated have helped with their success and the common problems they face. These qualities are, of course, not limited…

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Middle Path

Walking the Middle Path By Tanis Helliwell “With every door that closes a new door opens but those hallways sure are a pain.” To achieve a balanced life we must learn to walk the middle path. In Mahayana Buddhism the middle path is the balance between wisdom and compassion. Christian mystics call the middle path “via media,” and Hebrews…

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The High Road

Taking the High Road By Tanis Helliwell I would like to introduce you to a concept that I refer to as the high and low roads of work. When taking the high road, we are concerned both with what we do and how we do it. The high road is connected to the soul. It means using our jobs…

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Serving Others

  Serving Others in All Jobs By Tanis Helliwell  “When you work you fulfill a part of Earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.”    –Kahlil Gibran  Opening Our…

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With Meaning

Living and Working With Meaning By Tanis Helliwell “Although attempting to bring about world peace through the internal transformation of individuals is difficult, it is the only way.”  H.H. The Dalai Lama Our Work is Worth More than $ Often we have too small a view of what our life work is. We define ourselves by our paid work…

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Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction and Renewal in the Workplace By Tanis Helliwell          Does one want to take the world and tamper with it?          I see he will not succeed.          The world is a sacred vessel which none should spoil.          One who tampers with it spoils it,          One who grasps it loses it.          There is a…

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Dalai Lama’s Views

Dalai Lama’s Views on Happiness at Work By Tanis Helliwell “Strive to engage in an activity that has no potential to harm others, either directly or indirectly.” H.H. Dalai Lama In honour of the Dalai Lama this article is dedicated to his views expressed in his book The Art of Happiness at Work by HH. The Dalai Lama and…

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Organizations

Creating Healthy Organizations By Tanis Helliwell  Most of us spend three quarters of our waking hours working. If we are to lead happy productive lives we need to find work environments where we are growing into the best that we can become. What are some of the ways we can do this.  1. Recognize that we are all in…

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Nature of Work

Changing Nature of Work By Tanis Helliwell A New Definition of Work What people seek from their work is changing for several reasons. The greatest of these is the growing discontent that I sense in individuals who feel that their work is not in keeping with their deepest sense of who they are or what they are meant to do….

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World of Work

Birth Pangs in the World of Work By Tanis Helliwell When we are no longer able to change a situation…we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl We are experiencing a great deal of pain presently because of the upheaval of all the life and work values and roles on which we have based our security. Because of…

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