(Issue #512) Reflecting On Calm Over Noise

I hope they inspire you (remind you; reinforce you)
to look at the grandeur that surrounds your place on this planet.

A lot of stuff is grabbing at our attention. And some of it recently has reached critical levels. Whether the discussion focuses on health, economics, social justice, or leadership, there is a lot to digest. It can be overwhelming.

Atlantic Beach, FL
©Steve Piscitelli.

Rather than add more words to the abundant noise that abounds, this week’s offering provides a respite of sorts. The opportunity to breathe in the beauty—if only for a few moments. Perhaps it will help you reset if needed. Reaffirm what you may take for granted that is around you, your friends, your family, and your community.

Atlantic Beach, FL
©Steve Piscitelli.

With the help of my canine partner, Roxie, I welcome most days from the beach. Looking out over the ocean reminds me of the magnitude of nature. I have included a few shots below. I’ve thrown in two from other calming spots.  I hope they inspire you (remind you; reinforce you) to look at the grandeur that surrounds your place on this planet.

Cedar Key, FL
©Steve Piscitelli.

Maybe, for a few moments, you can catch your breath. And then move on all that stuff that confronts your various communities. The stuff won’t go away. Maybe, we can approach it from a renewed perspective.

Tucson, AZ
©Steve Piscitelli.

Atlantic Beach, FL
©Steve Piscitelli.

Video Recommendation for the Week

The view from my kayak one morning. Listen to the stillness. See the colors and the dolphin. Breathe.

Make it a great week and HTRB has needed.

My new book has been released.
eBook ($2.99) Paperback ($9.99). Click here.

Roxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit.

Well, actually, my dog Roxie gets top billing on the author page for this work. Without her, there would be no story.
Click here for more information about the book.

In the meantime, check out her blog.

And you can still order:

  • My book, Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019), (print and e-book) is available on More information (including seven free podcast episodes that spotlight the seven core values highlighted in the book) at www.stevepiscitelli.com.
  • Check out my book Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island (2017). It has been adopted for teaching, learning, and coaching purposes. I conducted (September 2019) a half-day workshop for a community college’s new faculty onboarding program using the scenarios in this book. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same. The accompanying videos would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.

My podcasts can be found at The Growth and Resilience Network®.

You will find more about what I do at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

©2020. Steve Piscitelli
The Growth and Resilience Network®


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3 Responses to (Issue #512) Reflecting On Calm Over Noise

  1. marianbeaman says:

    I’m reaching for calm over noise too. Thanks for helping me reach farther with this post, Steve! Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home. (Okay, the beach is your home also!) 😀


  2. Pingback: (Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020 | The Growth and Resilience Network®

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