Five Ways To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Last week I made the case for Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective.   Because even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past … And even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and […]

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Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past …   Even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (attributed to Albert Einstein) …   Even though you know all this, […]

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How do you say this word? → refuse

  I was recently visiting dear friends in NYC. I’d originally met them in Nairobi but now they call New York home. We were having a wonderful evening on the rooftop patio of their new apartment in Brooklyn.   We’d taken the ferry over from Manhattan to discover their little oasis. The breeze off the […]

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It can be hell in the hallway

  … one of my favourite sayings is “God doesn’t close one door without opening another, but it can be hell in the hallway.” My sister Hillary. You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black Friday. Our hope is that Sunday is coming. But it might well be hell for a while. – message […]

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Identity – yours, mine, ours & his … 6 ways

  Have you ever walked into a meeting feeling super confident, competent, on top of the world, and ready and raring to get down to business? And have you ever walked into a meeting feeling like you don’t belong, like you don’t know what you’re doing, like you’re an imposter and someone’s going to find […]

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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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