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Relax, It’ll Be Okay #730 

Published on December 3, 2021 Written by

Do you have trouble relaxing? Me too!  Kevin tells me often there’s one thing I’m poor at – relaxing. He’s observed that the only time I truly relax is when we travel. When I’m physically away from home, I do a better job, not always perfect, but I certainly work less.  He’s right. Resting and… View Article

What’s Your Menu? #729 

Published on December 2, 2021 Written by

The older I get, the more I appreciate my health.  Being of support to others or observing couples and families or work teams as they navigate health challenges has been one of the most sobering experiences in my life.   To be on the sidelines, feeling out of control, knowing your family and friends are fighting… View Article

Love Languages #728 

Published on December 1, 2021 Written by

There’s a great book by Gary Chapman and Paul White called The Five Love Languages at Work. It’s based on Chapman’s work about how we each give and receive appreciation differently. He’s got iterations of the book for couples, teens and one for those of us seeking to do a better job at work.  The five languages include: Words… View Article

Walk Tenderly #727 

Published on November 30, 2021 Written by

Growing up, I didn’t have the perspective to appreciate the traditions my parents had in place. I didn’t appreciate them fully until I had my own kids.  Though I was aware, it was out of blending a family I learned how to create and also maintain traditions. Some need to change, some need to be… View Article

Pieces of a Puzzle #726 

Published on November 29, 2021 Written by

I’ve written about it before, but it’s all about the little things. There are no big things, it’s a series of little things in alignment.   Whether in business, a family or community, when we’re aligned for all the right reasons sharing a common outcome or goal, we each can contribute our highest and best skills to… View Article

We Can Do What I Can’t #725 

Published on November 26, 2021 Written by

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller  When you think about how likely success would be if you did it alone, you realize just how crazy that thought is. It’s impossible.   In my world, it’s what we call “annual season.” It’s the time of year when leadership teams are… View Article

Chosen Family #724 

Published on November 25, 2021 Written by

“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on… View Article

Space To Create #723 

Published on November 24, 2021 Written by

A head full of fears has no space for dreams.  When you feel overscheduled, and your demands exceed your resources how do you reclaim space without disappointing anyone, especially you?  When I was in my late 30’s, my world was collapsing along with the economy. I was in a state of fear daily as all… View Article

Not So Random Acts of Kindness #722 

Published on November 23, 2021 Written by

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey  Have you ever received an unexpected gift or an act of service? How did you feel? Exactly. It’s described perfectly in the quote above. And the person on the other side, the one serving or offering the gift is… View Article

Nourishing Life #721 

Published on November 22, 2021 Written by

Nourishment is not just “nutrition.” Nourishment is the nutrients in the food, the taste, the aroma, the ambiance of the room, the conversation at the table, the love and inspiration in the cooking, and the joy of the entire experience.  Often, I look at food only as fuel, yet it’s so much more than that. I take… View Article

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