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Create the Story You Want to Live: Things to Know, Do, And Remember

You have the power to create the story you want to live. Whether you are an individual, an entire society, or something inbetween, your story is a lived and told narrative that informs you and others of something about who you are and are not. You are the one who writes, tells and lives that story. Here Read more about Create the Story You Want to Live: Things to Know, Do, And Remember[…]

Notice & Engage With Kindness

Notice the Energy Shift When You Engage with Kindness of Presence

On that windy and frigid Manhattan evening, folks in the theater line were pre-occupied with simply staying warm. No one seemed to notice a young sidewalk musician as he shivered in the cold. You could barely hear him singing above the murmur of the crowd. However, when the singer began an old Beatles tune, “Let Read more about Notice the Energy Shift When You Engage with Kindness of Presence[…]

Seven Easy Ways To A Mindful Mindset In Any Circumstance

In distressful times, it can be especially helpful to rest in moments of inner peace.  Here are seven easy ways to create a mindful mindset, no matter how dire your circumstances. First ground yourself by counting five things you see, four things you hear, three things you feel, two things you smell, and one thing Read more about Seven Easy Ways To A Mindful Mindset In Any Circumstance[…]

Improvise and Stretch – One Early Lesson in Leadership

There are times when you simply just have to make do. One leadership guru calls this skill the ability to Stretch. Essentially, when push comes to shove, our brain gives us an increased ability to utilize our creative juices to improvise. As a young girl, I would complain with frustration about a lack of available resources. Read more about Improvise and Stretch – One Early Lesson in Leadership[…]

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Mindfulness is Listening For The Sound Between the Ticks

Lessons on mindfulness exist in our everyday moments, including tips on how to be present with curiosity and nonjudgment. One such lesson was a gift from quite an unexpected source. In years long past, my father-in-law gave me a 1920’s vintage watch. He was an octogenarian and a retired watchmaker. Despite progressive tremors and a declining health, Read more about Mindfulness is Listening For The Sound Between the Ticks[…]