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(Issue #617) Appreciating in Front of Me


Too often we become distracted about what will be or what has been, at the expense of what is now.~~~~~ Posts on this blog have addressed the power of staycations. (Like here and here.) And before “virtual” became synonymous with … Continue reading

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(Issue #616) Create a Call-In Culture


On the way to clarity, we establish connections, and we enhance chances to establisha “Call-In Culture.”~~~~~ A previous post on this blog stated, While simple dichotomies may be deceptively simplistic, they can provide a starting point for conversation and movement. Each day … Continue reading

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(Issue #615) Have You Run Out Of Songs?


Like my hunt for an agent, if I stop listening and creating,I doubt the muse will start typing the next manuscript for me. ~~~~~ Ever feel like your creativity well has gone dry? It could be creativity for dinner menus … Continue reading

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(Issue #614) Personal Mantras


Reflective Skies Placid Seas Inner Voice Quiet, Please! ~~~~~ At a friend’s suggestion, I read about finding and/or creating a personal mantras. One site suggested one hundred mantras—and a four-point strategy to develop your own. You can check it out … Continue reading

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(Issue #613) Tao Te Ching: Perspective on Life with Integrity


Even the down times—those times when we seem confused and falling short of our goals—have lessons to teach. ~~~~~ Reading a translation (by Stephen Mitchell) of Tao Te Ching I was taken by seeming contradictions (to my mind) that Lao-tzu … Continue reading

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(Issue #612) Five Stand-Out Team Member Behaviors


Look at each of the five behaviors and notice a connecting thread: An on-going sense of curiosity . ~~~~~ An article in Fast Company. “Employee Engagement is Out. Here’s a Better Metric”,(February 8, 2022) describes “five key behaviors that employees … Continue reading

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(Issue #611) Who You Hang With Makes A Difference


Whether we call this a pod, social circle, monthly book club, or exercise group, this tribe knows and demonstrates the importance of developing authentic connections. ~~~~~ Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones focus on the Power 9® model evolved from research into … Continue reading

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(Issue #610) Taking Ownership of Your Self-Care


“Taking care of yourself” does not have to equate witha “lack of character, responsibility, and commitment.” ~~~~~ A quote I posted this week on my Facebook page (with one of my morning sunrise beach photos) conjured up two memories: one from the … Continue reading

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(Issue #609) Never Stop Looking for What’s Not There


As you look down the road, what don’t you see?What confounds you?What is absent that, once present, will make your community a more compassionate space. ~~~~~ His words made me sit up in my chair and write a post-it note … Continue reading

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(Issue #608) Interconnections  


Not sure where the words came from but there they sat in my consciousness. ~~~~~ In the Spring of 2015, Laurie and I made reservations to celebrate our 40th anniversary (February 2016) in Jamaica. A few months later she was … Continue reading

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