Mindfulness and Meditation

Stress is everywhere some days. Focus? illusive. A proven strategy for resilience and focus is meditation, one I use and recommend often to others, and that others share with me. Here are a few: From colleague Erin Owen, About Meditation From a big four partner:...

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Distraction – Focus

Distraction – Focus

Perhaps one of the funniest posts I've read about what it's like to sit down to write. Or meditate. Or _________ (fill in the blank). "To write, you need to focus. You can write anywhere - in a coffee shop, at your dining room table, on the train - but you need to...

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The Bravery to be Imperfect

The Bravery to be Imperfect

"What I thought for so long required work on level of confidence, perhaps shifts to work on being brave/ comfortable with imperfection!"  This insight, from a mother of girls and boys, was inspired by a TED Talk by Reshma Saujani To hold on tightly to a need for...

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So You Want to Write a Book

So You Want to Write a Book

Congratulations! It's exciting to recognize, admit it, and begin to move toward your dream. You can do it! I'm not a "real writer" although I did publish a book.  Thanks to writer's groups I met through meetup.com, and trial and error, and innumerable web searches,...

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Resilience

Resilience

Some of the best work I've seen on resilience is from one of my teachers, Doug Silsbee. Re-reading it today I wondered, "who else might be interested in Doug's Six Practices for Leadership Resilience?"  Here they are, for...

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