Monthly Archives: May 2021

(Issue #575) Eleven Years Ago


As you look at the titles and snippets below, has the past informed the present? What have we learned and what do we still need to master—or at least face? On May 31, 2010, I sat in an Austin hotel … Continue reading

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(Issue #574) Did You Really See That?


What we know we saw, we may not have seen at all. One of the first steps in critical thinking requires we recognize assumptions.  When we read, see, or hear something, before we draw a conclusion do we evaluate the … Continue reading

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(Issue #573) Minding Your To-Don’ts


What do you have on your “To-Don’t” list? What would you like to add? One of the most significant signals Roxie and I learned as we navigated Canine Good Citizen class consists of two words: Leave It! It is a … Continue reading

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(Issue #572) Determining Relevance: Three Words


Consider three words—three questions—when determiningthe relevance of your actions. During my teaching career (classroom and workshops) providing relevant instruction motivated me each day. The bottom-line question that challenged me: “How does what I do today have relevance for the people … Continue reading

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(Issue #571) IKIGAI


Energetic intersections for meaning. Building on last week’s post about finding, understanding, and embracing your meaning, let’s turn to the Japanese concept of Ikigai. Attributed to an Okinawan origin, and consisting of four points of intersection, it refers to life’s … Continue reading

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