What I Think: Our Stuff Is Meaningful

Knowing that our stuff grounds us, it makes sense that we should encourage employees to incorporate personal possessions in their space

This is difficult … writing about something that I wished never happened. I am smart enough to know that not talking about it doesn’t mean it never occurred. Yet avoidance feels better, at least in the short term anyway.

In the early morning of December 5, 2010 there was a devastating fire in my home. Although my partner and I got out safely, the flames quickly became enraged, and consumed our dream home and all our contents therein, (except the pyjamas and rubber boots on our bodies). It happened so fast, and we are still feeling the impact.

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Vera Asanin

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Vera Asanin is award-winning and the Editor-in-Chief for Your Workplace. She is a published author of hundreds of articles, and a professional speaker at international events. Vera is inspiring and passionate, and she’s also on a mission to make work better.


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