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Meditate, Move, and Mingle

Perhaps my interest in meditation started with my own need to slow down and sit still and to just develop more patience for what is. Or maybe it is rooted in my need to be a peaceful being. But in the end my intention is to assist myself and others to gain perspective. Sometimes in my search…

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Lean Into the Feeling

I was observing some casual conversation recently where everyone is doing great. The business is great, the family is doing well, just returned from a wonderful vacation, blah, blah, blah….. While I am confident that some of what people were exchanging was true, each of the interactions seemed to lack some level of authenticity. It is almost…

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The Answer to How is Yes!

Lately, I have been intrigued by a concept that a coach on our team used during a recent strategic planning session.  “The answer to how is Yes!” I have been noticing with myself how often I begin thinking of all the answers to the “how” questions. When a new idea or concept comes into play…

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Whatever it Takes

I was having a conversation with a client recently regarding the topic of initiative. We were wondering about the ways in which we could create conditions by which people would take initiative. We kicked around a lot of ideas when it occurred to me that what I am looking for in people is for them…

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Leadership that soars

“Gifted leadership occurs where heart and head – feeling and thought – meet.  These are the two wings that allow a leader to soar.” – quote from Primal Leadership, Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence”, Daniel Goleman. I believe there’s a natural tendency in all of us to lean more into the thought of leadership,…

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Inspired Action

Inspired action is action that is derived from the “why.” It is strongly linked and influenced by our purpose and passions or reasons for being. It does not have to be a BIG step, but it does have to be a step forward, a baby step if you will. Think of it as something that is…

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The World is Your Oyster

I read an article in the Sunday paper a few weeks back titled “The world is your oyster – if you pry it open”, written by Bruce Ramsey of The Seattle Times. He begins with advice to graduates, “Some time in your life, live outside the United States. Not only will you be in another…

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Mama Bear

My mama bear spirit surfaced this weekend. And, she was in full attack mode. Protective of her cub, the claws came out and the teeth were gnashed! And yet, my cub was fine…in fact, he was better than his mother. How do we reconcile the “less than perfect” facets of ourselves with our vision of…

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Perfect Moments

As coaches, we speak a lot about the importance of energy renewal in four important areas: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. In training, we brainstorm about different options for each. When we coach individuals, we continually go back to “what are you doing to renew yourself?”. We personally commit to renewing ourselves in each area…

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Looking Inside

I was recently shaken by some tragic news. And while not all that familiar with the facts leading to this tragic event, I couldn’t help but think of how many of us are battling silent demons each day. Sometimes these battles are so troubling that it becomes so difficult to look inside that we are…

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