Why Mom’s Time Is Different From Dad’s Time or the Search for Wormholes

Loved this article about how moms & dads see time differently from the Wall Street Journal so much I thought I’d share it with you… Several years ago, while observing a parenting group in Minnesota, I was struck by a confession one of the women made to her peers: She didn’t really care that her […]

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Which way does your watch hand point? For a novel perspective on time, how about uphill

My good friend & colleague Melanda Schmid sent me a fascinating article about how time, for a tribe from Papua New Guinea, flows uphill.  Yes, that’s uphill. Once thought to be universal, this “embodied cognition of time” is in fact strictly cultural. Over the past decade, encounters with various remote tribal societies have revealed a […]

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No better way to learn about your own cultural training & development roots than to immerse yourself in another

Have you entered the cultural training & development contest yet and grabbed a chance of winning a free Life Lenses assessment?  No?  What are you waiting for – deadline is June 15th. As I mentioned in a previous post watching out for too-near hippos by night and too-curious monkeys by day, I’ve been fortunate to […]

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Leaving behind Tim Hortons at the Olympics

This is the view that greets me most mornings as I start my volunteer shift as a NOC assistant for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Tim Hortons on the sidelines.  Cups of caffeine left behind, lined up along the garbage can, as we weave our way through security into the athlete’s village.  No liquids allowed. There’s […]

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My extended quirky to do list part 3 – what to continue doing

Continuing the spirit of New Year’s reflection, my last 2 posts described an extended, quirky to-do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use).  It has 5 parts: – to do, to continue doing,  to stop doing, to not do, to done (the last […]

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My Extended, Quirky To Do List part 2

In my last post I described an extended, quirky to do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use).  It has 5 parts: – to do – to continue doing – to stop doing – to not do – to done I also promised […]

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The Jungle Called ‘Teenagedom’

How did I get to the middle without realizing I was on the edge? How did I enter this quagmire of parenting a teen without realizing what I was headed towards?  Did I miss the signs?  Is it like the odd time I missed using a box of hand me down clothes because my kid […]

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What’s your biological age? And does it match your passport?

It’s my birthday today. I’m 44 according to my passport. Biologically though I’m 39 or so realage.com says.  Real age is all about “living life to the youngest” and has the backing of Dr. Oz who sits on their advisory board. Harness a bit of patience, go the website, answer all sorts of questions about […]

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What grows in the in-between time?

A good friend just moved to Scotland.  My monthly dancing ‘date’ in fact. As I thought about her during the weekend of her trans-Atlantic move and pondered heading out to the dance floor on my own, I wondered about in-between time. During a big move there’s a time when one has no electronic connections.  Land […]

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A wild time in pictures

I recently wrote a post about wild time. Wild time and the wilderness have much in common, they’re both “everlasting, undefined, unenclosed, unnamed, a mystery”. Here’s what everyday can feel like. Here’s what wild time can feel like. I drew this in my journal on my recent trip to Africa. Which do you choose?

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