A Life Not Needing Escape

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin There’s really not much to add to this. Why do so many of us live lives that we regularly ponder escaping from? Of course it’s natural – and healthy – to desire …

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Monday Practice: Learning from Ric Elias

This Monday’s Weekly Practice comes last week’s post talking about Ric Elias’ (amazing/life-changing/inspiring/wake-up-from-your-slumber) TED talk. If you’ve haven’t watched the video and read the post, please click here and re-join me below. *** This week I want to to explore the three questions Ric raises. Each day, take some time to write out the answers …

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The Difference Between Afraid and Recognizing Danger

Fear’s useless. Either something bad happens or it doesn’t: If it doesn’t, you’ve wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you’ve wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons. – Sarah Brennan There’s a difference between fear/being-scared and recognizing danger. *** What’s more, in a meta sense, the ability to notice and …

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An Alternative to Denial

Not facing a fire doesn’t put it out. Tennessee Williams The Japanese word Kaizen means (small and continuous) improvement. The making better of things, over time. Rather than confronting issues, problems and long-festering wounds “head-on” with a Hollywood-action-movie-like-grandiosity, what if you identified a particular component of an issue or problem or long-festering wound and took …

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