“No-Fail” Friday: Modified schedule


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Did you all see that funny post about January that was making its way around social media over the past week or so? I mean, that’s me in a nutshell every year. You know what we managed to do, though, every last single one of us, is make it all the way to February. February! It’s finally here. Spring is around the corner. That little guy, Phil, in Pennsylvania, may have disagreed this morning, but regardless. Time marches on, and there will be Spring.

This is one of those few times when a ticking clock is a relief, and the fact that nothing ever stays the same is fabulous news.  Read More

Monday Moment: In focus

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What a weekend, yeah? Hopefully a nice, long one for you, but also likely one with a little too much of a few too many things. Good on turkey for a while? Probably. Maybe also had your (temporary) fill of certain pies, beverages, and yes, family members…not to mention emails letting you in on “secret, special deals just for today!!!” It’s possible that work or classes feel like a refuge today, to a certain extent. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to get back into the routine, though.

Today’s motivation is meant to help a little with regaining that focus. Per usual for us, it’s connected to something deeper, though.  This is about the kind of focus that comes from not just paying attention, but also deeply caring about what you’re working on. It’s the focus that comes from having your heart and mind in alignment, and from using your gifts for action that is meaningful to you.

Don’t know exactly where that intersection happens for you? Then it’s time to seek it out. It may not be easy, and it may not appear instantly on-demand. But only through the courageous work of uncovering where those two parts of you meet can the true purpose of your gifts emerge.

Nobody likes the Monday after a holiday weekend. But don’t let that stop you from meeting it head-on, and doing your very best to bring your best to the work that gives you the greatest joy.

Photo credit: Ales Krivec

No-Fail Friday: Where you’re at


There are so many reasons not to do it. You’re busy, overloaded, and tired. And who has the time?? You’ll get to it tomorrow, for sure. If putting together excuses for not engaging in your mindfulness practice today were actually a mindfulness practice, you’d be all set.  The issue is, what you’re trying to make time for might not be reasonable for you today. But, that doesn’t mean there’s no room for mindfulness. As we talked about last time, wherever you go, it’s right there with you, which makes it hard to come up with an excuse not to try this weekend’s “no-fail” mindfulness challengeRead More