How to tame your “advice monster”, some curated wisdom from the experts, why gardening is good for your mental health, and how the “Josh Fight” meme turned into a reality (and raised thousands for charity!). This week’s Good News.

Did you know that giving out advice when people come to you with their problems is one of the least helpful things you can do? Check out this episode of “Dare to Lead” for an insightful interview with our client (and author of The Advice Trap) Michael Bungay Stanier. He’ll help you learn how to tame your “advice monster” and use the power of curiosity to provide your loved ones with something far more valuable.

Want to hear some more great insights from Michael? You’re in luck – he has a spectacular new podcast of his own! Check out “2 Pages with MBS” for some hand-curated wisdom from authors, leaders, activists, celebrities and more. And as an added bonus, here’s an interview he did with Rona in the early days of the pandemic!

Here’s some great news for all the amateur horticulturists out there: did you know that gardening can be as good for your mental health as rigorous exercise? Not only has spending time with your plants been shown to reduce stress levels, but it’s also linked to greater physical activity, proving that gardening is great for both body and mind. Grab those pruning shears, everyone!  

At the beginning of the pandemic, Josh Swain from Arizona created a Facebook group challenging everyone with the same name as him to a fight with pool noodles as a joke. The event turned into a reality– and they used it to raise money for a children’s hospital! Check out the article for some pictures of the pool-noodle battle royal.

Awww of the week: this dog really loves the water.

See you next week!

This information is of a general nature and should not be considered professional advice. Its accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed and Queensbury Strategies Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability.