In honour of sunglasses day, gratitude via the Life Lenses™

  I’d originally planned to write this post in honour of national sunglasses day#NationalSunglassesDay because: of my lifelong interest & passion in lenses, specifically the frames with which we see the world of gratitude for the creativity, inspiration & problem solving opportunities the different frames or perspectives bring it’s a fun, whimsical thing to celebrate […]

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What my temporary disability has taught me & how facing a lifelong fear didn’t kill me but made me better

You don’t know how much you use a particular muscle until it’s not working.   These days brushing my teeth, eating, writing & typing produce, at worst a searing hot pain & at best a dull ache. Meeting a tight curriculum writing deadline has caused tendinitis in my arm.   Multiple doctor & physio appointments […]

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Does a fish see the water it swims in? Identifying the assumptions you’re swimming in

  We’ve all done it – unwittingly made a big, fat assumption that we only realize much later clouds our thinking & our way forward.   See if you can determine what assumptions these parents are making as they try to free their kid, who’s managed to get his head stuck in their fence. Fast […]

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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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How can a tape measure inspire insight & a fresh perspective?

It smelled like a pungent, loamy forest encased in a single, mysterious room. To this day I remember the smell of sawdust in that forbidden room of my childhood memories.   My dad was a master hobby woodworker – he had a magical room chock a block full of electric saws, nails & screws in […]

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5 lessons from trekking with camels

A blast of pungent, loamy, putrid smell wafted by my nose.  Next came an odd, indescribable sounds of protest – a whine, guttural groan & deep, back of the throat rumbling wrapped into one. Turning around I saw our beasts of burden for the first time – 3 camels that would accompany us on a trekking safari […]

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Two simple ways to get out of marshmallow sticky conflict

  How do you illuminate the boxes that are limiting your thinking & unstick stuck thinking?   First of all, identify the boxes. If you think you’re a Carrot Life Lens™ … (See A from last week’s post if you need some background info) Pat yourself on the back for your amazing systems & ability to […]

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“I tell it like it is as seen through my narrow view lens.” ~Tom Peters

We all have lenses that influence what we see as important, what we pay attention to, what we take action on & what we ignore because we sense it’s unfamiliar, awkward, uncomfortable or simply not a priority.   In my last post I talked about how a question my then boyfriend asked me led to […]

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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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An invitation to understand yourself & others waaaayyy better

What if I told you I had the secret sauce to building your personal & professional resilience? To simplifying communication & conflict resolution? To understanding yourself & others waaayyyy better so you can create better connections? We’re connected & disconnected all at the same time Because never in human history have we been so connected. […]

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