“No-Fail” Friday: Overserved?

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Morning! For those of you in the U.S., welcome to the day after Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday” for the retail therapy aficionados out there, but really known to most of us as the day the leftovers give you life. For this early moment, though, it might just be best to start with a cup of tea. ;-)

Even though it’s technically still a holiday, I couldn’t resist the perfect timing for a “No-Fail” Friday mindfulness challenge. Read More


Thankfully, yes

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In business, striving for your next step is how you stay alive. If you’re content where you are, you had better be really content because before long, you will find yourself alone there, as your colleagues or classmates (or competition) keep pushing ahead, deciding how to take everything they are working on to the “next level.”

At least that’s how it feels, right? Read More


Monday Moment: Match point

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Oh, fear. Say what you will, but we all know it well. It’s the force that quietly underlies so many of our “rational” choices, preventing us from taking risks, stretching our comfort zones and keeps us firmly rooted in playing to our known strengths. We feel it more often than we realize, or are willing to acknowledge. We ignore it often, and pretend we can conquer it by avoiding it. Meanwhile, there’s no better way to make any negative emotion grow than through neglect.

Solange has the right idea here, or at least a mindful one. Through learning to sit with uncomfortable feelings through mindfulness, we develop the ability to stare them in the face. We lose our discomfort with discomfort, and our fear of fear. We realize those feelings can only grow to the extent to which we are willing to feed them.

Energy flows where intention – and attention – goes. Don’t be afraid to use that truth strategically.

Photo credit: Sawyer Bengston