Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 26, 2021

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust

Happy Friday! It is Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. and I’m grateful that we were able to gather with our family and appreciative of all the the people who make us happy. I hope this finds you doing well and feeling blessed as well. 

Thanks for reading!

What I’m Listening to:  Today I’m channeling my feeling of gratitude with this Happy Music Mix.  


Last week’s most clicked item:
Remedies for the Distracted Mind


How to Be Thankful When You Don’t Feel Thankful

Even if you think you have little to celebrate this year, you can—and should—practice gratitude.

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/11/gratitude-thanksgiving/620799/


Gratitude and restoration this season as a salve for burnout

In this post, Britt Andreatta shares six strategies to bring more gratitude to your workplace. 

https://www.brittandreatta.com/gratitude-and-restoration-this-season-as-a-salve-for-burnout/


Why You Need to Protect Your Sense of Wonder — Especially Now

As the pandemic era goes on, more than ever we need ways to refresh our energies, calm our anxieties, and nurse our well-being. The cultivation of experiences of awe can bring these benefits and in this article the authors suggest a number of awe interventions for individuals as well as groups.

https://hbr.org/2021/08/why-you-need-to-protect-your-sense-of-wonder-especially-now


When giving thanks, don’t forget yourself  

At Thanksgiving and beyond, try this 5-minute reflection to refocus on the big picture. 

https://news.ufl.edu/2021/11/self-gratitude/


The Science Of Gratitude & How To Build A Gratitude Practice

Dr. Huberman discusses the science of gratitude, shown in peer-reviewed studies, to have tremendous positive effects on mental and physical health. 

https://hubermanlab.com/the-science-of-gratitude-and-how-to-build-a-gratitude-practice/


Difficult Conversation Simulator

To avoid activating another person’s defensive mode, you can respond in a way that doesn’t threaten their beliefs. This simulator teaches you three steps to navigate these difficult moments. 

https://openmindplatform.org/app-difficult-conversations/


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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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