The Truth About Happyness

May 9, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Tim Kasser, professor of psychology at Knox College and his team have done widespread research on happiness. They have found that the idea of happiness comes from either intrinsic or extrinsic goal setting. Intrinsic goals are relational and communal. These goals include purposeful things like learning something new or working hard. Extrinsic goals … Read More

Silence and Beauty

May 8, 2018By DPC EditorWorkplace Challenges

By Amy Sherman, originally posted at Made to Flourish. To understand movies (or any cultural text), it can be helpful to peek inside the “world behind the text”—learning about an author, and the themes that inspired their writing. In this essay, Amy Sherman examines the themes in the film Silence (directed by Martin Scorsese) through the lens … Read More

Letter of Thanks to Police Officers

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. What this is: This is a letter a church wrote to police officers in their community to thank them for their work. It is a good example of a “workplace affirmation.” Dear Officer, I recently ran across this story from ABC news.  It seems a couple of years ago October of … Read More