Category Archives: Balance

(Issue #493) Mind Enema 


“Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” -Ann Bradford Back in the 1990s, my wife and I discovered the Tucson desert, and we met Herb the wrangler. He led us on horseback rides through … Continue reading

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(#418) Helping A Village Find Its Voice


Listen and respect one another. Find your voice. Use your voice. Pursue your rainbows.  We have heard that the village raises up a child.  What do we do, however, if the village has inadequate infrastructure, health disparities, high crime and poverty, … Continue reading

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(#417) Gratitude


Simple acts of gratitude offered, received, and witnessed. Note to my readers: Today’s post marks the beginning of the 9th year of this weekly blog. Thank you for following, sharing, and commenting.  I am grateful. Gratitude can manifest in any … Continue reading

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(#398) We Are Where We Are


 “We are where we are, however we got here. What matters is where we go next.”—Isaac Marion The New Year inevitably brings resolutions. Just as inescapable are posts about those inexorable goals for the next 12 months. We generally hear … Continue reading

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(#395) Acknowledge. Anticipate. Appreciate.


Acknowledge the past. Anticipate the future. And do not forget to appreciate the present.  As I enjoyed a Bahamian sunrise last week—disconnected from all but the waves and wind rushing by the ship’s balcony—three words came to mind. Acknowledge. Anticipate. … Continue reading

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(#358) “I Don’t Want To Burn Out”


How can we raise our awareness, question our assumptions, and create meaningful actions for improvement? One researcher found that 29% of American employees say they thrive in their jobs (or 71% do not thrive).  A study out of the Stanford … Continue reading

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(#349) A Tangled Mess


We could ignore the tangles and hope they go away on their own. What is the healthiest and safest manner to help us stop going in circles, loosen up, and prosper? Ever had to deal with a root-bound plant? You … Continue reading

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(#348) Repair The Bucket. Fill The Bucket.


Who can help you? Who can you help? Do you sometimes just get tired?  Feel like you are getting nowhere fast? Might even believe you are moving backwards? A friend reminded me of a powerful visual. This woman is the … Continue reading

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(#343) Reflect, Remove, And Replace: Focus On The Space


All of us have experienced times when one or more of the slices, sectors, segments, or spaces of our lives no longer seem to serve us. All of us are multi-dimensional beings.  One wellbeing model divides our lives into six dimensions. When … Continue reading

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(#341) Drop And Leave


I have witnessed people play a disappointing game of “drop and leave” with their goals and dreams. Have you ever looked at your desk and wondered, “How in the world did it get in this condition?”  What with books, papers, … Continue reading

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