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Category Archives: Balance
(Issue #600!) A Thankfulness Alphabet
May you give yourself time to reflect on your list of thanks and appreciation. ~~~~~ When feeling down, doubtful, or disappointed, I find it helpful to remind myself of the good people, experiences, and things that surround me each day. … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, Balance, collaboration, Communication, COVID vaccination, engagement, kindness, laughter, love, thanksgiving Tagged awareness, collaboration, community, dreams, leadership, resilience 2 Comments
(Issue #594) The Sunrise is the Experience
Color. Texture. Sound. Feel. Location. Sea Life. Energy. Self. ~~~~~ Heard it again. About sunrise and redundancy. “I don’t get it. Sunrise, again? Why bother? They all look the same!” Were to begin? First, I’ll offer that one may prefer … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Balance, beach life, health Tagged resilience 3 Comments
(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
Posted in awareness, Balance, fitness, inspiration, meditation, Reflection, Reflective practice, resilience Tagged awareness, growth, mindfulness, reflection, resilience, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(#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
Posted in acceptance, accountability, action, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, Balance, change, Choice, Civility, collaboration, conversation, core values, creating your future, Dreams, empathy, information literacy, Integrity, leadership, Relationship, relevance, resilience, vulnerability, wellbeing Tagged awareness, collaboration, community, dialogue, dreams, rainbows, relationships, resilience, respect, vulnerability 3 Comments
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
Posted in Appreciation, Balance, Community, Gratitude, kindness, resilience, wellbeing Tagged appreciation, community, gratitude, kindness, resilience, thankfulness, wellbeing 1 Comment
(#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
Posted in Anxiety, authenticity, awareness, Balance, Choice, Goals, Integrity, intentionality, Life lessons, priorities, resilience, wisdom, Words and Action Tagged action, confidence, failure, goals, improvement, intention, positivity, self-improvement Leave a comment
(#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
Posted in Anxiety, Appreciation, authenticity, awareness, Balance, Choice, Dreams, empathy, Life lessons, resilience, soft skills, ultradian rhythms Tagged acknowledge, anticipate, Anxiety, appreciate, Lao Tzu, mindful, present, resilience, self-care 1 Comment
(#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
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Balance, growth, habits, health, intentionality, leadership, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Reflection, Reflective practice, self-efficacy Tagged boredom, burnout, employee retention, employee satisfaction, leadership, mentoring, new employee training, overload, reflective practice, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(#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
Posted in Anxiety, Appreciation, assumptions, awareness, Balance, Critical Thinking, fitness, fortitude, growth, Life lessons, resilience Tagged distraught, strain, stress, tight 2 Comments
(#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
Posted in awareness, Balance, courage, Critical Thinking, empathy, fitness, focus, fortitude, Grit, resilience Tagged caregivers, empathy, relationships, resilience, self-awareness, self-care Leave a comment