Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stress (4)

Working with numbers and calculations is stressful for some people, while others can do it all day without breaking a sweat.  What is one thing that you often enjoy, even though some other people might find the same thing stressful?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stress (3)

What is one change you made in your life because you thought it would help manage, minimize, or avoid stress?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stress (2)

Where does stress emerge in your life? What person, place, responsibility, or activity is tied to your biggest area of stress?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Stress (1)

When you feel under pressure, what parts of your body are the first to be affected? What physical symptoms help you notice that you are under too much stress?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tell us a story: superhero caregiver

What is something out of the ordinary that you had to do to take care of a family member, friend, pet, or some other being that needed help?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I got the music in me

We hear a lot of music incidentally — on the radio, in an office or store, in a friend's car — but what's the last music you deliberately chose and listened to?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Your deepest secrets (5)

Are you the person that everyone tells their secrets to, or are you always the last to find out?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Your deepest secrets (4)

What big, guilty secret did your family share when you were growing up? Do you still carry shame associated with your family's secrets?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Your deepest secrets (3)

Do you worry about people thinking less of you if they found out your secrets? Are you concerned that some of your secrets could impact your job or your relationships?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Your deepest secrets (2)

Do you keep more secrets now, or did you keep more secrets when you were much younger? What's changed over time in your situation, or in your attitude about keeping things secret?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Your deepest secrets (1)

What are a few of your biggest secrets? Are they things that nobody knows, or things that everybody knows but no one talks about?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tell us a story: dinner for two

What was one exotic or elaborate meal that you cooked for just two people — yourself and one other person? 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Paint barely dry

What is the most recently built building that you visit or use regularly? 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Things you create (5)

If you measure your results by their impact on the world, then you can't ignore your secondary results — the doors that you open, the opportunities that you create for other people. What are some of the ways that you directly or indirectly help other people succeed in their creative efforts?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Things you create (4)

Think about the people around you and how you affect them.  Who might think of you mainly as someone who creates problems and difficulties for them?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Things you create (3)

What do you help create in the social world?  What events do you help plan and stage?  What clubs, organizations, and social activities are richer because of your imagination and your active support?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Things you create (2)

What are your dormant creative skills? Do you have musical, theatrical, or culinary skills, or skills in any other creative area, that rarely get put to use? What are some of the things that you could help create, if a situation came up that demanded it?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Things you create (1)

What are your creative outlets? Think not only of the things that are traditionally considered creative, but also all of the other areas of your daily life. Where do you get the chance to create something, decide on the style and form of it, and make sure that the results come out to your satisfaction? 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tell us a story: headline news

What was one news story that had a lasting impact on you or prompted you to change something in your life?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Color schemes

Think of the room you use most at home. What are the one or two colors that are most prominent in defining the space? Now think of your workplace. What colors are most prominent there?

Do the colors in each place feel right, or would you pick different colors given the chance?

Friday, February 8, 2013

First time (5)

Think of the times when someone else made plans for you, set goals for you, picked out clothes for you to wear, or decided what you should say. What is the earliest time you remember saying no and insisting on doing things your own way?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

First time (4)

Think of the times when fundamental changes disrupted your life. What was the earliest time that you fully understood what was happening and realized that things would never be the same as before?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

First time (3)

What was the first music recording or concert ticket that you bought with your own money?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

First time (2)

What is the earliest time you can remember traveling away from home on your own?

Monday, February 4, 2013

First time (1)

When did you break new ground for your family, doing something that no family member had ever done before?  What specifically did you do?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tell us a story: not giving up

What was one situation that required you to muster more patience and persistence than usual?

Saturday, February 2, 2013


What is unique about the winter season for you? What are some things that you do only in winter, and rarely or never during other seasons?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Head to toes (5)

What is one thing you made a point of doing today for your health?