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Tag Archives: curiosity
As I read these seven habits I could see how they interrelated and supported each other. In an article for Spirituality and Health, Victor M. Parachin outlines qualities of people who have awakened. Drawing on teachings from the Buddha, Parachin … Continue reading
Curiosity stimulates basic literacy skills, nurtures conversations, builds collaboration, and opens our minds to what could be. This past week, Atlantic Beach Elementary School (Florida) celebrated its annual literacy week. The principal reached out to a few people in the … Continue reading
Where can you ask, “What if?” How can you allow “yes, and” to help you grow? Imagine what you can do. Walt Disney reportedly said, “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” Curiosity allows us to … Continue reading
How do we get the two groups to the table to capitalize on the 10% they agree on—to start a conversation and maybe educate one another to each resistance bubble’s beliefs and core values? Is this a worthy goal—and, is … Continue reading
These strategies can help students (and, after all, aren’t we all students?) stay the course, continue their journey, and enjoy growth and resilience. Last week, on a local TV morning show, I shared strategies to help college students adjust to … Continue reading
It seems I do some of my best thinking when I am not in my workspace. In her book Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up Patricia Ryan Madson suggests that we pay attention to our “hot spots.” These places … Continue reading
When you establish new goals, consider these four components. Give your goals a second R.E.A.D. During one of my recent podcast recordings, film producer Pepper Lindsey posed an intriguing question: “What does success look like to you?” (This podcast will air on … Continue reading
Be curious about your inspiration…curiosity will lead to your passion. In June of this year, I treated myself to a four-day solo retreat. I spent those days reacquainting myself with a manuscript I had written fifteen years ago. Fifteen years! … Continue reading
While the interactions may “just happen,” turning them into meaningful moments takes mindfulness. This past week I had the opportunity to sit down with reporter Matt Soergel of The Florida Times Union to record an episode for the Growth and Resilience … Continue reading
When we choose not to dare because we might “risk feeling disappointed” we end up “choosing to live disappointed.” Nearly thirty years ago I made a huge professional mistake. At that time I decided to make a career move from … Continue reading