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Blog - September 2017

How to Gain Control of Your Time

Watch this inspiring, funny, ten-minute TED talk How to Gain Control of Your Free Time by time management expert Laura Vanderkam where she shares strategies for finding time for what really matters in life – whether it's our career, relationships, or self-care. That even when we’re busy…there is time.

A Great Book (and Video) for “Meditators with Day Jobs”

Richard Gere, actor and activist, discusses with Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, two New York Times-bestselling authors, about their new book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body.

They claim you have everything you need, that in fact, your mind is primed and ready to go and that it’s really about cultivating a practice of accessing what you already have.

That you can be a “meditator with a day job”, that is you don’t have to be a monk or yogi to start seeing the benefits – and that with as little eight-minutes of meditation, you can start to experience benefits.

Value of Meditation:

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What the World Needs ...

"The world needs leaders with unbridled emotional intelligence, shameless compassion, and abundant communication skills."

– Elizabeth Lesser, Omega Institute Cofounder

When Perfect Becomes the Enemy of the Good

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”

– Confucius

My client recently shared with me that he felt overwhelmed and exhausted – that his “all or nothing” approach was getting in the way of finalizing slides for an upcoming presentation to the CFO.

During our conversation, my client talked about how he was spending too much time writing and rewriting his power point slides to achieve a perfect outcome– that is a “perfect” presentation.

He realized it was time to let go. Other important tasks were becoming bottlenecked and his tendency towards perfection was now creating a time management issue.

When does striving for perfection get in our way – and good is simply good enough?

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Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Take a few minutes to enjoy and be inspired by Louie Schwartzberg's gorgeous TED video. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. I personally love the meditation that starts at 4.25.


What’s the State of Your Mindset

Learn to selectively water the postive seeds and flowers in you by attending to them. There are enough weeds. You don't have to encourage them.

– Thomas Bien