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Category Archives: growth
(Issue #570) Purpose and Meaning
Teaching was the how of my why? Years ago, I developed an acronym which eventually turned into a workshop and keynote speaking topic: P.R.I.D.E. I challenged my audiences to act with PURPOSE RESPONSIBILITY INTEGRITY DISCIPLINE EQUILIBRIUM In a 2010 post … Continue reading
Posted in growth, intentionality, life's meaning, Purpose, resilience 4 Comments
(Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020
May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude note from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts. I … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Gratitude, growth, Life lessons Tagged appreciation, assumptions, awareness, civility, communication, community, goals, gratitude, growth, leadership, mindfulness, motivation, reflection, resilience, self-efficacy Leave a comment
(Issue #546) What If?
The what if mindset can end up creating an emotional vulnerability that leads to debilitating self-doubt. A creative writing strategy consists of two words to help a writer build suspense, give depth to character personalities, and provide unexpected plot twists. … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, growth, resilience Tagged assumptions, awareness, dreams, goals, reflection, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #545) Predictability. Adventure. Risks.
What might be driving us forward, holding us in neutral, or pushing us in reverse? Ever feel like you need a news fast? Or just a different—and perhaps a more optimistic—view of life? Not a false view of the world … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, growth, Life lessons 1 Comment
(Issue #536) Inspirational Hatchling
It did not let a force bigger than itself keep it from its goal. It did not quit. A lesson taught. A lesson learned. ~Roxie~ In 2019, Roxie (my canine companion) and I came across a lone sea turtle hatchling … Continue reading
Posted in Goals, growth, Life lessons, resilience Tagged discipline, goals, motivation, passion, priorities, purpose, resilience, self-efficacy 3 Comments
(Issue #499) The View from the Rainbow Bridge
As the dog looks back, she sees life as it was before she got to the bridge. Memories. Pet lovers embrace the concept of “The Rainbow Bridge” where person and pet will reunite in the next world. The story has … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, change management, Choice, creating your future, Discipline, feedback, growth, Life lessons Tagged goals, legacy, lessons learned, life lessons, pet therapy, resilience 5 Comments
(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
Posted in action, Discipline, Dreams, Excuses, Grit, growth, habits, Life lessons Tagged critical thinking, discipline, goals, resilience 3 Comments
(Issue #490) Calling for Deliberative Dialogues.
Acknowledge common ground to build a more unified and proactive community. Every day we find ourselves bombarded by lots of talking. When fortunate, we get to hear and engage in real conversations. Speaking, listening, questioning, listening, responding, questioning, listening, and … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Civility, collaboration, collective monolgues, Community, community development, confirmation bias, consideration, conversation, Critical Thinking, emotional intelligence, Gratitude, growth, habits, Mindfulness, mindset, resilience Tagged civility, common ground, community building, conversation, critical thinking, deliberative dialogues, dialogue, kettering, resilience 3 Comments
(Issue #489) Opportunities to Notice
The range of what we think and do Is limited by what we fail to notice And because we fail to notice That we fail to notice There is little we can do To change Until we notice How failing … Continue reading
(Issue #475) Purposeful Relationships Require Deliberative Efforts
Consider how you can incorporate deliberative efforts for deeper organizational relationships—one person at a time. I often stressed to my students that strategies for student success would prepare them for life success. My words came back to me as I … Continue reading