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Category Archives: focus
(Issue #634) Snow White and Her 8th Protege?
May you find peace in the new year and a distraction-free zone to catch your breath. ~~~~ (If Snow White brought on an 8th protégé, what would his or her name be? Read on for one possibility.) Hi. I’m Distracted. … Continue reading
Posted in focus, resilience Tagged awareness, focus, resilience Leave a comment
(Issue #511) Voice In Your Ear
What can you learn? How can you grow? Voice in your ear* Hand on your shoulder Have you heard it? Maybe in the morning upon waking or at night when drifting to sleep. Perhaps during the hour of the wolf. … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, consideration, Critical Thinking, curiosity, empathy, fear, focus, fortitude, Life lessons Tagged clarity, dreams, inner voice, meditation, mind chatter, mindfulness, self-talk 3 Comments
(Issue #478) A Possibility Conversation
Dig down … why do you remember this and why does it speaks to your soul? Eulogy or résumé virtue? Juxtaposition of experiences leading to a common conclusion. Experience #1 goes back to a challenge I have offered to audiences. … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Choice, Community, core values, engagement, focus, fortitude, Life lessons Tagged choices, life goals, moral life, virtue 1 Comment
(#429) Everything Is Up for Revision
Considered evaluation can alter, broaden, and strengthen our belief system. My wife and I recently heard several teens deliver a Sunday message at their church. Their individual messages struck common chords about compassion, acceptance, and communal growth. One of the … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, focus, generativity, Gratitude, growth, Integrity, Life lessons, resilience Tagged assumptions, awareness, critical thinking, evaluative thought, insights, integrity, reflection, resilience, secret to life, thoughtful consideration 2 Comments
(#411) Perhaps, A Human Good Citizenship Test?
If only we treated our fellow human beings (citizens of the world) with the same dignity as the CGC expects of its participants. This past week Roxie and I passed the “final exam” for the Canine Good Citizen certification (AKC). … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, accountability, Appreciation, Appropriate Behavior, Choice, Civility, confidence, empathy, focus, growth, Making a Difference, Mindfulness, Purpose, resilience Tagged accountability, compassion, dignity of life, discipline, good neighbor, pet therapy, quality of life, teamwork 1 Comment
(#400) Do We Live In A Post-Fact World?
Perhaps we live in a time when the question to ponder becomes, “If a fact is offered and it is not ‘liked,’ is it a fact?” Have we morphed into a post-fact world, as one source states, “in which virtually … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, Choice, Civility, curiosity, focus, fortitude, Grit, information literacy, Integrity, Personal Wellbeing, Priority management, self-awareness, self-efficacy, Words Tagged alternative facts, argument, assumptions, conversation, debate, information literacy, integrity, post-fact world, rants, truth, truthiness 3 Comments
(#392) He Made Me A Better Version Of Myself
Charles, thank you for being there for so many of us. Thank you for reminding us of the importance of humility, hard work, personal fortitude, paying attention, listening, and mostly, being human. You made me a better version of myself. … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Appreciation, change, coaching, collaboration, collegiality, Community, confidence, conversation, core values, Discipline, ethics, fitness, focus, fortitude, Gratitude, growth, habits, intentionality, life success, Reflection, Reflective practice, Relationship, relevance, resilience Tagged accountability, appreciation, collaboration, consideration, conversation, discipline, fitness, goals, gratitude, motivation, resilience, strength 3 Comments
(#390) A Seven Week Challenge for Purpose and Growth
May you finish 2017 with clarity, peace, and vision for your future as well as those in your life. I am offering you the chance to engage in a seven week journey. Over the past four or five years I … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Appreciation, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, Choice, fitness, focus, fortitude, Grit, intentionality, Life lessons, Life's purpose, mindset, Motivation, Personal Wellbeing, resilience Tagged accountability, action, assumptions, awareness, core values, dreams, goals, intentionality, purpose, resilience, self understanding 1 Comment
(#371) Your Life. Your Choices.
What do we choose to allow into our lives? What do we dismiss from our lives? On a friend’s recommendation, I bought Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business. The author lays out a simple premise, “If you’re not happy … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, change, change management, Choice, empathy, focus, fortitude, Friendship, habits, health, Life lessons, practicality, priorities, Priority management, resilience, Success, vulnerability Tagged awareness and assumptions, balance, change, change management, choice, free will, habits, life change, life coaching, life hacks, life success, resilience, well-being 3 Comments