Category Archives: action

(#375) Capacities for Community Growth and Resilience


A community needs to be vigilant; to continuously deepen and develop capacities for sharing, cooperating, and growing. Last week, we looked at the broad topic of community—factors that define, foster, and hinder it. Let’s drill down a bit. Have you … Continue reading

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(#328) Waiting For A Life Guard?


What have you been fearful of leaping into—but would really like to experience? What are you curious about doing or exploring? As I type this week’s blog post, Hurricane Hermine is about to make a Florida landfall.  Beaches and residents … Continue reading

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(#322) Excellence And The Ordinary


Those striving for and maintaining excellence constantly want to know more—get to the next level. Early in her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth referenced a 1980s sociological study titled “The Mundanity of Excellence.” Intrigued by … Continue reading

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(#282) The Story of the Lavender Farmer


“It has been a saga, but I am determined to be successful, and continue to learn from each chapter,” she said.  “Thank heaven they come one at a time.” In addition to my time on stage or facilitating smaller workshops, … Continue reading

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(#278) Common Goal-Achieving Challenges


Treat yourself with respect on the way to your goals. Just about one year ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Motivation: What Gets You Going—And Keeps You Going?”  and I encouraged the readers to identify a motivational best practice … Continue reading

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(#270) Have You Spent Time With Ida Ownly?


A relationship with Ida Ownly has no future other than one of contrition, remorse, disappointment, and heartbreak. You know Ida Ownly, don’t you?  I’m sure you (like me) have spent some time with her. And when we do it generally … Continue reading

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(#227) Action


It is often said what we think we become. Let’s take that one step further: What we do we become. Two weeks ago on this blog I introduced three ideas worth practicing in our lives: Awareness, Assumptions, and Actions.  Once … Continue reading

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