What if we turned it off?

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As a learner by nature, I have always followed the news closely; current events, shifts in industry, leadership theory, new research….  You name it, I’m fascinated by it.  (Except science – my brain turns off right around the 3rd standard deviation reference). Much as who we spend time with shapes our perspective, what we invite […]

Ready to stop inhaling brain candy?

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When we think about distractions, most of us immediately picture thumb scrolling through social media or apple news, binge watching netflix, and other non-impactful, brain candy kinds of endeavors. Just the word distraction messages that there is something we would rather be doing.  Distracted from what?  For most of us, this is a mirky question […]

What is the purpose of it all?

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“The very purpose of our life is for happiness.”  – His Holiness the Dalai Lama What is your definition of happiness?  This isn’t a conceptual question but one that I hope you will give your attention.  I hope that you will write it down, look at it, wordsmith your creation, breathe it in, make your final […]

Are we better off or just strung out?

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I’ve been grappling with the role of technology in my life. Not in a “hmmm…. I wonder how I can create more meaning and less noise from these devices” but from a place of truly seeing how technology impacts quality of life, time optimization, authentic, deep connections, creativity, and spiritual practice. Technology comes to us […]

Enjoyment as Path to JOY

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There is a rigor to mundaneness of life… the doing of the dishes, folding that ridiculous fitted sheet, and telling your child for the 4th time to pick up their shoes. Today as I am teaching Maya the life art of getting a project from start to finish without distraction as she is splayed over […]

The Stickiness of Stress

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Last week, I went off the rails.  My workload has surged in the last few weeks, and I typically use those phases to pause, prioritize & calibrate my time, and work that plan.  My life experience has taught me that I have two options: I can either stress out as a result of commitment load […]

Lick your finger & hold it to the wind

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You’ve seen people do this, yes?  They get this curious look in their eye, lick their finger, and solemnly hold it to the wind waiting for feedback.  The feedback they are waiting for comes from the wind itself; a message of strength, direction, & volatility.  And with the information they know something about the present […]

Have you placed yourself below the fold?

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I have heart-felt intentions of carving out time for all that I know will serve me. Meditation, self-care rituals, time with family and friends, retreats that give me a prolonged pause. And yet, we all experience that true shifts in patterns are so much harder than they appear. We have story around “not enough” (time, […]