The Resilience of Family

For the past year and half, my wife Sheila and our 8-year-old granddaughter Kyra have been Home School Zooming during the pandemic. During their twice weekly sessions, they work on reading, arithmetic, science, and history on screen; they then move to chats where they can work on literature and creative writing, and then finish with the white board building some artistic skills. It’s a full STEAM session! Recently they worked on planning and organizing as Kyra wanted to make sure...

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The Resilience Advantage Formula

Maybe last weekend’s July 4th celebration will help us turn a corner and begin to put the past year of Covid life behind us. We’ve certainly been caught up in the moment, panicking, it seems like, to make sure we are playing frantically and figuring out how we can return to work in some manner that creates a productive and healthy workplace. As I’ve written and spoken with you before, the ideas of the Resilience Advantage go beyond simply thinking...

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Soaring as a Strength

I’ve been on holiday down in Florida this past week relaxing from my life while watching birds live theirs. I’ve been particularly taken by the feeding behavior of pelicans. Pelicans are odd by design but graceful in achieving their primary goals, which are flying and feeding. With a wingspan of 6 feet, their awkward movements on land become poetry in the air. Gliding just a few feet above the water, they watch and wait until they find their prey and...

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It’s All About the Language

I’ve been on holiday this past week and one of my vacation activities has been some golf. Today’s resort golf courses include a GPS and digital device that helps the golfer know their distance to the hole as they prepare for their next shot. Among the additional pieces of information on these digital maps is a description of the golf hole. As I played my round, I noticed that the write-ups of the golf holes all seemed to be designed...

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The Golden Ratio

I noticed my wife talking with her accountability partner, Christine the other morning. Sheila and Christine speak most mornings, checking in with each other about their accomplishments from yesterday and their objectives for today. For some reason, I stopped and listened a bit more than I usually do that morning. I noticed that not only were they checking in about what they had accomplished but were also sharing appreciations and compliments about what they had achieved. “That sounds so exciting.”...

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What Kind of Friend Are You?

Like most of us, we spent our holiday season holed up in our house. We passed by neighbors walking our dog Cody, waving at them or chatting loudly since we were generally 6 feet away. Family and friend time was spent on Zoom until we fatigued out and checked out. Perhaps more than ever, we need our friends, and they need us But what about that other friendship…the one we have with ourselves? While we go to great effort to...

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