Tag Archives: mindfulness

(#376) The Lesson of the Bunny and the Deer


We can walk a pathway and never see it at all. Walking along a street in Boulder, Colorado last week, I almost missed the bunny rabbit sitting three feet in front of me. The same happened a few days later … Continue reading

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(#363) A Resiliency Group: Collaboration, Creativity, Caring, and Collegiality


Rather than waiting for (or blaming) “them” to do something, get creative and start a resiliency movement yourself. During my undergraduate years at Jacksonville University, I spent a fair number of hours in the campus library. On the second floor … Continue reading

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(#329) Textured, Colored And A Bit Off-Center


By going a little off-center, we start to see things that can enhance our view. We open ourselves up to larger possibilities and opportunities. Over the past few months, I’ve been dabbling with photography. Having fun, getting creative, learning, and … Continue reading

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(#326) Where Is Your Focus Space?


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

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(#323) Who Sets Your Agenda?


Why let someone else interrupt my thought process and mindset with what they see as something I “need” to know “right now” from the “world out there”? Every cardio machine in our local gym has the ubiquitous television monitor attached … Continue reading

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(#291) Befriending Ourselves


Think of your favorite novels.  More than likely the protagonists did not follow a straight line from the beginning to the end of the story. Your life journey is the same. You are the hero of your story. This past … Continue reading

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(#283) Inspiration and the Potential to Make a Difference


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

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