Please Don’t Endorse Me

“Does Mark know about leadership” (yes it say so on his LinkedIn description) or “Does Susan know about public relations” Duh, she heads up Susan’s Public Relations. I feel somewhat obligated to reciprocate since folks are being so kind to me and since LinkedIn has made it so darn simple to be an endorser, but I’ve decided that I don’t want to cheapen my own recommendation index by throwing out random “atta boys and girls” just because LinkeIn has made...

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Being Micronice

“Me: Hey, should I go to a steakhouse or to a sushi place for dinner with my family?” Friend: I think you should go to the steakhouse because you guys know how to make sushi, right? or “Our principal tells us via intercom system some basic announcements. Proceeds with a few innocent reminders about school policy on dress code. Then – “And ladies, please make sure you’re not showing too much cleavage. We don’t want our male students getting distracted!”...

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A Men's Yoga Class…Yikes!

To me yoga fits perfectly into my two of my five kinds of fitness that are relaxation and flexibility. I leave endurance, cardio and strength to other days and other workouts. Over where I work out a new yoga instructor, Susan, has introduced Qigong Yoga that integrates slow rhythmic breathing along with slow easy movement. Most of the poses we perform are familiar to me but her use of breath creates a calmer and more focused yoga practice for me....

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Five Ways to Be Like Hurricane Sandy

While its wise to be cautious about an intense hurricane like Sandie, her story is making big waves across the country. Big waves can be scary but everyone loves to watch them and see how they change the landscape in ways that could never be predicted. And like the fear created by the big storm, making waves with our lives can be scary also. Too many of us do our best to not disturb the water but to make sure...

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You've Got The Motivation…Now Five Ways to Make It Happen

As part of The Resilience Advantage, I’ve seen that habits and routines are essential to the follow through I need every day. I do my best to build in a schedule of when I want to get things done, but sometimes the scheduler is not in sync with reality. I’ve found that by identifying the best times of the day for me to get different things done, I can far exceed my own expectations. For me, that means creative work...

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Try a New Way To Sleep

Not only is the 8-hour sleep recommendation a recent historical phenomenon but also represents a cultural perspective as well. Research done by a Virginia Tech history professor showed that in recent historical times people thought of sleep as occurring in chunks. Text references going back to the Canterbury tales cited “the firste sleep” and “second sleep”, even noting that creative ideas were heightened during these interludes. More recent scientific research points out that given a time-free environment, research subjects will...

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