Tag Archives: Mindfulness

This precious life

Precious: of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly; beyond price. As I move through this process of cocooning, one of the things I am working on is owning my gifts.  Nancy, my coach, encouraged me to practice … Continue reading

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Structured un-structure

At the beginning of this year I wrote about my desire to shift my focus more on Being and less on Doing.  In practice I found that very difficult.  My perception of the demands on my time, primarily from work, … Continue reading

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The opposite of patience is aggression

Most Sunday evenings I have the sense that I am standing on the edge of the week, about to dive in.  Sometimes excited, sometimes worried, often stirred up in some way.  This past week I found myself hoping for something … Continue reading

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Play and work: it’s just ride

One of my intentions this year is Playful.  I chose it because it emerged during a day-long workshop in which I reflected on what I want more of in my life – so maybe it chose me.  I can be … Continue reading

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More influence, less control

I have been in a new role for about 6 weeks now, since the beginning of the year, and it is challenging my self-identity, as so often happens when you step in to a new role.  This has been difficult … Continue reading

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Being as source of doing

As I dive in to the New Year, the number of things I could do is infinite.  Even while I grow my capacity to get things done (see previous post on closing and opening loops), I have been reflecting on … Continue reading

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Step one: appreciate the chaos

Step two: wait to see what emerges next… Most of my life I have spent energy trying to bring order to chaos. Doing things like recoding data to make it cleaner, trying to implement data governance to improve the data … Continue reading

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Sustained focus

I was reminded again this past week about how all the new ideas about how to make change and improve things don’t make much difference without practice. I get excited when I read about something new that I can use … Continue reading

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Acceptance and change

It occurred to me recently that one reason we don’t learn from what we do is because of delays. A delay in the feedback loop between cause (action) and effect (result of action) makes it much more difficult to recognize … Continue reading

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