Champagne problems

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In theory, this is the time of year when we all get to kick back. Various traditions around the world celebrate holidays, we welcome the start of a new calendar year, offices slow down or close for a little while, and we’re supposed to quietly retreat into quality time with family and friends.

Does that sound like an accurate depiction of your life right now?

I pretty much know the answer, but I thought I’d ask anyway. Read More


Acceptance, and the lack thereof

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Yes, that’s right. It’s that time of year again. If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ve seen this one before. You never learn the same thing twice, though, so there may be something new for you in it this time around.

Try that “beginner’s mind” thing. It actually works. ;-)

With MBA admissions decisions rolling out fast and furious at the moment, bottles are popping, for sure. But in other places, hearts are a little sore right now.

Sometimes we win, and sometimes we don’t. In those moments, we’re the ones who need to be practicing acceptance.  Read More


“No-Fail” Friday: Which way do we go?

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This week, we dove back in to the topic of decision-making, which is a popular one around here, and for good reason. Seems like there is always one on the horizon, big or small — or both.

This weekend, your “no-fail” mindfulness challenge comes in stages, with some tips for visualizing different scenarios, and using mindfulness to get a sense of which might be right for you. Take a listen below!

Sometimes, making the right decision takes time, so you may not solve it all in a weekend. You will walk away with skills to help you find your way to what’s right for you. As we’ve said before, your path is your path, and no one else can give you full instructions on how to walk it. Often, the choice itself is part of the lesson, so if it’s easy, it’s probably not yours. ;-)

Photo credit: Eddy Lackmann