Working Wounded: Seven Signs
At first glance, it might seem strange to have to spell out the signs of discontent and exhaustion at work. But these days, probably more than any other time in our history, we have become desensitized to unhealthy behaviors and experiences.
"The way we imagine our lives is the way we will go on living our lives." ~ James Hillman
"I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself." ~ Oscar Wilde
“Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.”
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
The new year, presided over by the Roman god, Janus, from whom we get the name January, is the perfect time for this kind of reflection. Janus is the god of transitions, of thresholds, and of change. He has two faces and looks both forward and behind, and therefore, as we enter his month, it is appropriate that so should we.