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(#287) It Could Be Worse. Comparatory Suffering?
For me, comparatory suffering creates its own issues. My suffering is mine. Yours is yours. Does it really help to compare it to someone or something else— while denying the feelings in front of you? You’ve heard them. Probably have … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, assumptions, Communication, Friendship, Words Tagged acceptance, communication, friendship, resilience, solace, suffering, words 6 Comments
(Issue #516) Perspective
“We have the ability to either give into our misery and pain and die. Or absorb the physical pain and keep our mentality, our soul….” —Aaron Elser Comparatory suffering comes fraught with problems. It can be a cliched way to … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged accountability, action, assumptions, awareness, growth, resilience, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(#309) Thanks. You’re NOT Helping!
I totally understand that many people just don’t know what to do when someone in front of them says, “I have cancer.” Last week I shared the well-intentioned and well-executed words and actions that so many people offered on behalf … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, authenticity, awareness, courage, dignity, Friendship, Gratitude, Integrity, resilience Tagged Appropriate Behavior, authenticity, breast cancer, cancer, compassion, dignity, empathy, friendship, resilience 4 Comments
(#292) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2015 in Review
May your 2016 goals lead to your actions and your actions lead to your dreams. While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I wrote my first post for this blog. I had 3 goals: … Continue reading
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(Issue #632) I Wanna Be A Kid Again
But if he changes the then, his now, including all the good parts could be eliminated.What would you do? ~~~~~ The song came to me like so many others. A line kept repeating itself in my ear. I wanna be … Continue reading
Posted in childhood, Personal growth Tagged dreams, resilience Leave a comment
(Issue #621) The Most Boring People in the World?
Has hoping for an authentic question that leads to an authentic conversation that leads to understanding that leads to caring and connection become “old school“? ~~~~~ Ever wonder if it’s you or them? Or both? For instance, you’re at a … Continue reading
Posted in conversation, respect Tagged awareness, collaboration, community, conversation, dreams, respect Leave a comment
(Issue #584) Wisdom of the Ages
Do you think a twenty-something and a seventy-something,for instance, share life lessons, questions and advice? Last year, I did some reading about the oldest of old. What they lived, thought, and hoped for moving forward. It made me wonder about … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons, wisdom Tagged awareness, growth, life lessons, resilience, wisdom 2 Comments
(Issue #528) Writer’s Block? Probably Not.
There have been days when I felt like I could not even write out a grocery shopping list. Inspired this week by Anne Lamott. One a quote. And one a book chapter. First the chapter from her work Bird by … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged accountability, awareness, discipline, dreams, life success, resilience, self-efficacy, vulnerability 4 Comments
(#303) Give Your All Stars the Spotlight
Find a way to let your colleagues share what they are proud of and how they do it. At times, the execution of appropriate recognition can move from the sublime to the ridiculous. I remember years ago sitting in a … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, branding, Gratitude, Life lessons, Passion, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Reflective practice, retrospective, teamwork, Values and virtues, wisdom Tagged appreciation, authenticity, branding, corporate training, employee recognition, faculty development, goals, gratitude, growth, motivation, passion, public speaking, reflection, remarkable, resilience, staff training, teaching, teaching and learning, team building 1 Comment