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Searching for a Dominant Narrative

Searching for a Dominant Narrative

While taking a family walk and holding hands with my nine year old we had this conversation: ⠀ Ainsley: Mom, you know how you said God created the coronavirus? Me: Yes? Ainsley: I think that’s right, because it allowed us to have so much quality time together. Me: I...

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Quit for the Day

Quit for the Day

I got some advice from a fellow entrepreneur who shared that through her 8 years of running a non-profit, there were many times she had to quit for the day. In the early weeks of this crisis, my team and I performed at our highest capacity to save the business. And we...

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Redefining Well-being

Redefining Well-being

Raise your hand if you have ever experienced a pandemic that required you to stay socially distanced for over a month. … yeah, I haven’t either. Come to think of it, none of us have. There have been many pandemics over the course of the past 100 years, but none of...

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Your Hard Matters Too

Your Hard Matters Too

I just learned that my kids will not go back to school. I am glad for this. I think it is the safest choice. I also learned that their last day of school will be May 13th, which means I have four more weeks of being their school guide. I am struggling with this. Let’s...

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Let Go of Being Task Oriented and Be Present

Let Go of Being Task Oriented and Be Present

One last thought on this thread of mindfulness, presence, and rest that we’ve been covering for the past three weeks… I see so many managers and business leaders struggle with being busy. When leaders are overly busy, they can’t make sense of the issues that teams are...

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Detoxing from Busyness

Detoxing from Busyness

At my therapist’s office a few years ago, tears streaming down my face… Me: I just wanted to be adequate for a year and have people not care that I was just okay at life. Her: Sure. Me: But it didn’t work. People weren’t okay with it. It hurts to feel like I let...

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