Awareness

The Myth of In-the-Present

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For quite some time now various speakers and authors as well as the mindfulness movement have plugged the idea of being in the present. The problem is that it’s a myth. Worse, it’s a myth that can lead to harm. There is an element of helpfulness to the idea of being in the now. It […]

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Thriving During Covid-19

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Covid-19 has put much of the world into turmoil. There’s been a lot of anxiety and upheaval. Yet, we know that with every crisis comes opportunity. So, what can we do to thrive at this time? Health There are some people who will come out of this with worse health and some with better. When […]

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Emotions and Being a Good Person

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Earlier this week, I was a guest on the Totally Well Podcast with Joyce Strong. Joyce made a comment that’s been niggling in the back of my brain ever since. We were talking about getting out of overwhelm and into empowerment. Specifically, we were talking about emotions when she mentioned how difficult it can be […]

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How to Better Deal with Criticism as a Leader

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As many of you know, I’ve been conducting leadership research with high functioning leaders. Many of the leaders have spoken about wanting to be able to communicate in a more connected way. We’ve also been talking about the challenges leaders are having. One CEO described struggling when he received criticism from an employee. He likes […]