WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

BE NICER TO YOURSELF

By Athena Adkins

BetterWorld Partners theme for 2019 is “Be Nicer to Yourself.” Why is that our theme? What does that mean? I thought I knew. And then I wrote a letter to myself. Full article.

THE PUZZLING THING ABOUT THE GIVE AND TAKE OF LIFE

By Martha Lee

When I worked at the Bush Foundation, we held a series of convenings for Bush Fellows. At these gatherings, we introduced a game called Broken Squares. This little competition was a great way to inject some fun into the proceedings and get people engaged. Full article.

CARING ABOUT YOUR CO-WORKERS IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

By Martha Lee

When I started my first job at age 15, one of the pieces of advice my boss gave me was to be careful about becoming friends with the people I worked with. Friendships had the potential to get in the way of work, she warned me. I wasn’t quite sure how to make sense of this, especially since I was working with my sister at the time. Full article.

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