Monday Moment: Genius at play

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There’s a distinction that is often made in business – and in school, and other places, too – between people who are “analytical” (aka, intellectual) and people who are “creative” (aka, not). Sure, there are different parts of our brains that activate when we’re building and envisioning, versus analyzing, but both are highly intellectual endeavors. Both can also be signs of genius at work – or play. It depends on how you feel about what you’re doing.

We are all creative people. We have imaginations, vision and the ability to create solutions out of nothing. We make art, and we build companies. We tell stories, and we draft budget proposals. We redesign spaces, and make strategic plans for the work to be done there.

Creativity isn’t just for artists. It’s for all of us who are trying to build a meaningful life that we can also enjoy living. What are you creating this Monday?


Monday Moment: Lightness of being

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For some out there, today is just another Monday grind, while for others (in the U.S.), it’s the beginning of a holiday week that’s probably shorter or lighter in some way than others. Perception is everything, isn’t it? Depending on your perspective, today may feel free and easy, or it may feel like a weight landing squarely on your shoulders. In reality, it’s the same day everywhere, for all of us, and like every day, you can drag your way through it with your head down, or you can look up and realize that there’s magic in every minute, and it’s trying to find its way into everything you do, work or play, or both.


Kicked back

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A few weeks ago, I was traveling in another state, and caught a yoga class at a studio I had been to a few times years ago. It’s a beautiful space, and I remembered the teacher when I saw her name on the schedule. I was in vacay-mode and ready to relax. I arrived, rolled out my mat, and prepared for some zen.

The class was pretty full, and about five minutes into it, I’m stretching into down dog and the guy next to me decided the shirt he’d placed by the side of his mat was too close for comfort. So, he kicked it. Just a little. It didn’t really go anywhere. Soooo…he kicked it again. Harder this time. And where did it go?

Yup. The back of my mat. Read More