What do you do when you realize your kid’s spring break starts today & not in a week as you’ve planned?

Flashback to last week.  After a who’s on first type of conversation with a teacher, the air was sucked out of my gut faster than a cheetah chasing it’s prey & all the hairs on my arm stood at attention while I had a slight taste of bile in my mouth.   I had just […]

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From mud to migraines – how marrying my opposite gave birth to Life Lenses™

‘Do you get headaches doing that?,’ my boyfriend asked me, genuinely puzzled, while peering over my shoulder. ‘Say what?!,’ I thought, confused as mud, as I continued making my lists, relaxing into the task of sorting through the flotsam & jetsam of our lives & putting it all down in neatly organized lists. (Yes lists, […]

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The Good Life Project via Jonathan Fields

I love listening to podcasts.  When I’m working out, somehow learning about something new makes the sweat easier to bear. One that’s caught my attention recently is Jonathan Field’s ‘Good Life Project’ where he interviews diverse folks about, well, what makes for a good life.  The image above is his ‘Living Creed‘. Good stuff here.  […]

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A Debate Between An Atheist And A Christian Has Quite A Surprising Result (via Upworthy)

These small clay hands & found stone ‘heart’ sit on my desk. For we all want to hold & be held with love. I originally found this illuminating video on Upworthy. It’s a debate between an atheist & a Christian. Check it out. Especially at this time of year, we could all do with a […]

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Following your heart doesn’t have to mean losing your mind – a beautiful mess

I saw this on my Facebook feed & snapped a picture so I could use it for a post later on.  It’s from A Beautiful Mess Inside, who always makes me think. It’s a wonderful synergy of Head Life Lenses™ & Heart Life Lenses™. Love it. It’s not either/or. It’s and. ~~TGIF- each Friday I […]

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Is it equal or is it equitable? There’s a big difference.

A colleague from the UN gave me this cartoon.  Whether I’m doing train the trainer training, talking about stages of group development or intercultural conflict resolution training, the difference between equality and equity comes up. Many people see them as the same thing (pun intended). They’re not. Equality is treating everyone the same.  Equity is […]

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Smoking helps you relax – a new perspective

A big picture, Mountain Life Lens™ perspective. Fresh.  Or maybe not so much 🙂 ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post a blog entry from my www.life-lenses.com blog, which is about enhancing our perspective & worldview.~~

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Stress levels related to the weight of your shopping bag

Research in the Journal of Consumer Research found a correlation between how heavy the shopping bag you’re carrying is with your stress level.  The heavier the bag, the more we tend to feel stressed. “We found that carrying a heavy load leads consumers to feel that an unrelated event is more important and more stressful,” […]

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How do you get guerrillas to demobilize? By appealing to their human side

Jose Miguel’s Wired article ‘How I Tamed Guerrillas with Guerilla Marketing’ speaks for itself, in its quest to turn perspective on its head.  The setting?  Deep in the Columbian jungle.  The problem?  Getting Guerrillas to demobilize.  The answer? Appealing to the guerrillas human side. In our quest to find new things to say, we became […]

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How Mark Zuckerberg & Facebook Gave New Life To An Old Management Style (from Fast Company)

The following are excerpts from a Fast Company article by Katerina Walter (read the whole article here) – great examples of two very different perspectives working well together, each complimenting & filling in, the other’s shadows without diminishing their own bright spots. The first example is the yin yang pairing of Facebook’s founder Marc Zuckerberg […]

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