Doing

Rev. Wayne Walder: Commentary on Doing

by Reverend Wayne Walder We are all “doers”. We work, we play, we relate, and celebrate. We are often doing during most of our waking hours. Our culture promotes work and doing in many forms, especially buying. Sometimes we feel guilty or ill at ease, when we are not doing something. When we relax, for…

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Our Music: Practicing, Performing, Creating

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood This month we are launching our 2016 Concert Series. Music is always about doing: practicing, performing, creating, active listening. At Neighbourhood, we want to honour and showcase this art form with three different performances falling on the first Sunday of the next three months. I hope you will…

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Families Growing Together: Teaching Children About Doing

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning The work of doing is just that: work. So, we often balk at the idea of added work in our lives. We complain about our busy schedules and tired feet and yet, ironically, we tend to lend ourselves to ‘busyness’ as a tool for distraction. It is easier…

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Doing: Spiritual Activities

Spiritual Questions: You might know when you are stressed and how you got there, but why do you become stressed out? What story about your struggle do you tell yourself? Does your story create more stress within you? How do you experience work? What are your gut feelings about why you work? Can you quietly…

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Doing: Inspirational Quotations

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi “There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” – Alain…

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Doing: Video Resources

What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work? by Dan Ariely, 20 min video on TED What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. Behavioural economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.…

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