Something for the Weekend #5

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Something for the Weekend is a weekly round-up of authenticity-related goodness from the web.Far better for your emotional well-being than the Sunday papers, SFTW features a selection of the good, the inspirational and the quirky. I don't have any wi-fi at home right now so this week's list is more sparse than usual. Nevertheless, I hope these links entertain and inspire you as much as they did me. Enjoy!

Authentic Working

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default..." The first half of J.K. Rowling's Harvard commencement speech on failure is entertaining, moving and well worth taking the time to watch.

Authentic Lifestyle

The question around whether money equals happiness has become somewhat cliched, but this article from the Los Angeles Times highlights research that shows money can buy happiness - when we spend it on experiences (and especially shared experiences), rather than things.This article from the NY Times is pretty workplace-heavy, but it raises a good point: isn't it time we started redefining what successful means?

Authentic Emotions

This list of 50 Common Cognitive Distortions from Psychology Today makes for an interesting read. I definitely recognise a few of my own thinking patterns there (catastrophising, ahem...), and awareness is the most important part of the process.Happy weekend!