Extra change

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I live in the southern U.S., where spring begins in February, and by now it’s already summer. Last week, I traveled to the northern part of the country, and was reminded that the transition happens at different times in different places. No matter the timing, some years it’s a gradual process, full of backslides into full-blown winter followed by surges forward into summer heat, only to drift back into chilly rain, crushing souls along the way. Other years, change happens more quickly and confidently, each step taking us closer to summer without doubt or hesitation.

You never know how change is going to work. Sometimes you just have to let it unfold. Read More


Monday Moment: Unforeseen events

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Over the weekend, the seasons shifted. Depending on where you are, it either officially became Fall or Spring. Equinoxes are transitions in and of themselves, but as opposed to solstices (Winter and Summer), they take us into seasons of change as well. So, basically, if nature were an airport, you just stepped onto the moving walkway.

Wherever you live and whatever the season, you can’t escape change. You can resist it, yes, but it’s coming for you regardless, and it doesn’t require an invitation. Mindfulness helps you first accept this reality, and then, it gives you the presence to go with the flow. You never know where it may be taking you, and it chances are, it’s worth the trip.

Photo credit: Helena Lopes


Wrap it up

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We’ve all heard the wisdom that “everything is temporary,” but the business school world offers an unusually high level of proof. It all starts the minute you see the word “Congratulations” in your email, and realize that you will, in fact, really (probably) be leaving your job to go back to school. From that point forward, you embark upon a two-year journey through modules, semesters, classes, and even internships that you know are time-limited by design. It’s a wonderful truth when you don’t like where you are, and a sad one when you do, but it means that your opportunity to learn from the experience, and make an impact in it, is fleeting.  Read More