Category Archives: Grit

(Issue #515) Marbles


That got me thinking about a mindset for saving money. Are we encouraged by punishment or reward? Is losing your marbles beneficial or detrimental to your forward progress? In this case, I use marbles literally, not figuratively. The authors of … Continue reading

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(Issue #513) Nosie: The Ear Of The Beholder


How do you tune out the noise and allow in the useful and timely? Time to resurrect a post from three years ago this month. The topic: noise. And what we can do about it. It’s all around us and … Continue reading

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(Issue #498) 30-30-30-30-30-30-30


If you have no difficulty identifying, setting, and achieving goals, skip this post. I don’t want to get in your way. Pass it along to someone who can benefit from it. As I listened to someone speak about a big … Continue reading

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(#486) A Metaphor for Growth and Resilience


Some will experience a metamorphosis they never dreamed they could attain. Others will quietly walk away. I always looked forward to the first day of the semester. As a teacher, that first day came full of anticipation for me and … Continue reading

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(#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

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(#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

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(#386) The Paddle Out


Sometimes we have to plow through rough water to find our happy places. The first part of each ocean kayak adventure involves the paddle out. Before I can enjoy the smoother ocean waters, I have to get through the breakers … Continue reading

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(#380) The Sun Rises Each Morning. Sometimes We Cannot Recognize It.


The sun will shine on the thousands of people who helped thousands of others survive the catastrophe. The storm saw strangers not acting as strangers. The loss and devastation due to Hurricane Harvey defies words. The images bring us some … Continue reading

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(#372) Independence


Consider where you can expand beyond your comfort zone. Insights can come at any time.  We just need to be open.  One appeared a few days ago in a yoga class–while I was doing my best imitation of swaying tree, … Continue reading

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(#369) About Kayaks And Perspective


If we focus on the possible negative, we get sucked into it. Lessons. Everywhere, lessons present themselves.  And they remind us that we are always students. Lifelong learners. If we pay attention. My latest education has come over the past … Continue reading

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