business management

The things we don’t know

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In our culture knowledge is prized. Everyone wants to be in-the-know. When we don’t know we experience vulnerability, humility, and beginner status. People often associate these feelings with negativity, but embracing them can truly change our lives. Vulnerability is important because it is how we grow. We must be vulnerable when we try new things, […]

healthy-lifestyle

Changing the story from shooter to safety

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Thousands of school shootings have happened over the years in the U.S., and as they became more frequent people became more vocal about preventing them from happening, but the story stayed the same. For a long time the story was about the shooter. The media pored over the details of why the shooter committed his […]

business management

Clarity, Brilliance, Precision

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I have always been a thinker and I am obsessed with efficiency, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized the (ironic) inefficiency of my thought process. I tend to ruminate, and the more invested I am in ruminating, the more anxious I become. The more anxiety I feel, the more time I invest ruminating. […]

healthy-lifestyle

Expertise

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expert trail

I’ve always wanted to be an expert at something, but I never had the unrelenting drive to earn the title for any one thing in particular.  Instead, I’ve spent my life intensely studying lots of different things for short periods of time. (As a result, I have become reasonably good at a wide variety skills: everything […]

healthy-lifestyle

Staying Grounded with I Spy

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I spy

I attended a social event the other day where the guest speaker was a mental health professional who spoke about resilience. One of the tools she presented was a simple grounding exercise that can be used to control negative emotions and quiet the mind. To execute this exercise you simply identify things that you see, […]

parenting

The Master Project

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kids by the water

My latest project is to develop two humans from single-cell organisms to valuable members of society. It’s been over 4 years since I started the project (each human commenced with a 9-month incubation period) and it has been extremely demanding on a daily basis. The minds of humans in their infancy are not fully formed […]