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sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.12.2014
March 12       SPIRITUALITY   The bedpan of spirituality was shoved under my ass in early sobriety.  It kept me from increasing the mess with which I surround myself.  The cold smack of enamel got my attention.  The old timers showed me there is a place for my...
darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  In a busy world, finding the time to work on your New Year’s Resolutions can be a daunting, especially while competing with day to day life–an obstacle that we are all too familiar with. So, just how can one find the time to get ahead in 2014? With a new year ahead of us, here are a...
jill-jepson's picture
Feb.27.2014
Transform your writing life with free life strategies for writers. In previous posts, I’ve written that distraction isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it’s a necessary part of the creative process that gives our subconscious minds the chance to work things out while we do other things. But as...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.09.2014
The Smithsonian Magazine fascinates me with unusual articles and snippets.  Today I started reading the real story behind Monuments Men and followed up with articles about why a volcano appeared blue and the world's disappearing lakes.  Equally interesting was an article involving a test...
jill-jepson's picture
Jan.09.2014
I’ve been reading Daniel Goleman’s fascinating book Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. What I’ve learned from it is that a whole host of mental skills—memory, learning, intuition, creativity, compassion, and more—depend on our ability to pay attention. That ability is more important than...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jul.02.2013
Traffic has been pretty chaotic lately.   Mid life issues cropping up from out of the blue, a break up here and there, uncertainty in direction and yet for others just plain confusion. I’m busy driving my life but having to make pit stops here and there to help clear traffic.  ...
michael-seidel's picture
Apr.20.2013
I feel super.  Dappled sunlight decorated the living room when I stole out of bed.  Today is the day to make things happen. My mantra for this week began as 'focus'.  My energy and attention was scattered.  I was dashing too much between activities, with my body arriving well...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.14.2013
I quit following pro football but I still see some headlines so I know the Pittsburgh Steelers released James Harrison.  Harrison was a defensive SuperBowl XL hero.  Intercepting a Kurt Warner pass at the Steeler goal line right before the half, he ran it all the way back for a Steeler...
dave-kahle's picture
Feb.04.2013
I just had a conversation with a sales manager at my last seminar.  The gist of it is this:  he has so many competing responsibilities; it is difficult to spend time with his sales team.  Sound familiar?  It should.  I have heard that idea expressed countless times by...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.12.2012
My mantra for today is focus. I've recovered from a cold that took me down to embarassingly low levels. I haven't done much in the last two weeks, although I suffered from a lot of false starts.   Now I found myself recovered and ready to go, but I have less traction and control than driving...