From the monthly archives: November 2017

10 Ways to Renew Yourself

On November 30, 2017 By

Leadership is an endless unfolding and, if we choose it to be, an endless process of self-discovery and self-renewal.

Self-renewal is the choice, curiosity, and courage we bring to ensuring that our life is moving forward, with every age and life phase bringing us closer to becoming our authentic selves in the world. Becoming a […]

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Turkeys is a classic Grandma Moses painting depicting the annual Thanksgiving ritual of catching the holiday bird. Moses captures the cold November sky and an early snow, contrasted by the bright colors worn by both the poultry and the people. Moses gives an unusual amount of detail to the turkeys themselves, paying tribute to […]

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Is a life well-lived measured by how much wealth we acquire or is it measured instead by the condition in which we leave our relationships?

Leona Helmsley ran a real estate empire in New York City that included twenty-three hotels valued in the billons. She earned the nickname “The Queen of Mean” from an advertising campaign […]

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Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors associated with an increased risk of premature death include smoking, excessive alcohol drinking, and not eating enough greens. The best way to get your greens is in whichever way you’ll eat the most of them, and one way to sneak extra greens into your daily diet is with whole-food smoothies, “a potent blend of good nutrition” in a […]

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New Commitments

On November 16, 2017 By

Most of us have experienced a passionate commitment with a larger purpose which brings energy anew to our lives.  Our impact broadens through our imagination and dedication.  As we open space in our daily lives and develop ever more specific interests throughout the years when some of our initial personal and professional responsibilities have been […]

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As a father and grandfather, I can’t imagine a life without children in it. Children are the bearers and promoters of our more noble qualities. They teach us life’s basic tenets: how to live in the moment, the importance of play, that sharing with others is the right thing to do, and that curiosity and […]

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If you have ever visited a centuries-old Roman church or an Islamic mosque, you may have glimpsed the role visual arts play in the beliefs, practices and narratives concerning the sacred. In the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center, three pieces of art provide a snapshot of the different ways art has connected individuals […]

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A common phrase you hear even today; I feel kind of depressed, I have to get to the gym and boost my endorphins.  While the idea of exercising to lift our mood is a solid one, it is not just about raising the endorphins.  I became aware of this strong connection between exercise and mood and performance, when […]

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Last week, we determined that stress wreaks havoc on our health. Now it’s time to start at square one: Identifying your stress triggers.

What symptoms of stress do you feel in your body? Headaches, digestive issues, muscle tension, low energy?

Jot down any ways that stress affects your mental or emotional state. Do you snap at […]

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