Clearly creative

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There’s a recurring theme that comes up in the questions students often ask in the mindfulness and meditation classes that I teach. Several themes, actually, but one of them essentially revolves around creativity. The question is basically about whether it’s always valuable to work to quiet your mind, or if perhaps ditching the leash and letting it roam free now and then might not only be a good thing, but potentially really productive – especially if you’re into engaging in a mildly important concept called “innovation.” Read More


Monday Moment: Free & (not always) easy

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Whether you’re celebrating the birthday of a certain nation today, or simply a person who values independence and self-determination, this day is a special one. It’s an opportunity for gratitude for the freedom you have, compassion for those who have less, and courage to not only preserve it for yourself, but to help establish and protect it for all.

“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.” — Elie Wiesel

Photo credit: Clem Onojeghuo


Monday Moment: Take me to the other side

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I don’t know about you, but I had a great weekend. Among other things, I got to talk to about 300 prospective MBA students about mindfulness, and the impact it can have in their lives – academically, professionally, and personally. I loved it! It’s also the inspiration for my selecting this quote to start our week, because we talked a lot about learning to sit with discomfort, and fear, and giving yourself the chance to see what’s on the other side of all of that by taking one more breath before reacting, or removing yourself. That’s where the growth happens, right? I hope it offers you some inspiration for your week ahead!

Photo credit: Blake Bronstad