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UGH Work Stress– Ask a Therapist!

Sorry, but this terrible stock photo was too amazing not to use.

Q: Dear Daniel,

What is the best way to deal with work stress?

A: Dealing with work stress can feel totally overwhelming and all encompassing at its worse. First off, it’s critical to be mindful that your work or your career are a component of your life, albeit an important one….you are not your work and your work should not define you. Of course this is easier said than done. I encourage you to take a step back and define the stress you are experiencing rather than having it all jumbled up as “work stress” or “I hate my job.” Often enough, it is your relationship to your job or relationships at your job that feel the most overwhelming and burdensome. Continue reading

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Volunteer Fair @ Greenmarket: This Saturday!


Volunteering is a great way to help out in the community, learn new skills and meet new people. This Saturday May 19, 2012 from 10am-2pm at the McCarren Park Greenmarket, check out the North Brooklyn Volunteer Fair!
From soup kitchens to parks groups, connect with community organization and learn how you can volunteer in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

Help spread the word and RSVP on Facebook.

Sponsors: Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, Greenpointers, Lincoln Restler, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Burned Green, GrowNYC

What did Greenpointers do? Aside from promoting the you know what out of it, we made the poster! You likey?

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Support Good Yoga: Support Your Community

goodyoga’s Indiegogo campaign ends tomorrow. Please donate and support your local community.

Watch the video and donate. Every dollar helps. Sharing the campaign with others makes your donation even more valuable.

Thinking about all the problems in the world makes me feel completely helpless. I used to ask myself, what can I do, as one small (literally short) person, to have any effect on the world? I was left feeling empty and useless.

Then I had a conversation with one small business owner, Anthony, of the since moved Una Pizza Napoletana in the East Village, and he changed my outlook. By making responsible choices in our immediate world, by helping just one person, by being good neighbors, we can all have a positive impact on our community. If I recall correctly, we were on the topic of cheese, but even that decision has a chain reaction that impacts the world. Michael Pollan said it best: “change the world one fork at a time.”

My hope is that Greenpointers can be the online voice for all the individuals and organizations in the neighborhood who are working hard every day to have a positive impact on Greenpoint. It is working… one project at a time.

I absolutely love community fundraising. Send me any Indigogo or Kickstarter campaign and I empty my pockets. The perks are always so irresistible! Just last week I got a basket full of pies and some badass fake tattoos to help children in Kenya!

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Temporary Tattoo Project & Flying Kites

There is a local charity based right here in Greenpoint called Flying Kites that is building The Flying Kites Leadership Academy, a home and school for abandoned, abused and orphaned children in Kenya, which currently has 27 children in their care.

Another Greenpoint organization called the Temporary Tattoo Project has created some amazing temporary tattoos that you can buy, and all the proceeds are donated to Flying Kites.

Right now Groupon Gives is running a campaign for Temporary Tattoo Project. Take a minute, spend $10 (less than a fancy cocktail), get a cool tattoo and help a child in Kenya. It’s pretty simple.

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