A new normal Tag

27 Aug THIS WEEK: BE A PROBLEM SOLVER

We have all had moments in life where things haven’t gone the way we planned. We’ve bumped a parked car, we gained a few pounds, we were late for a meeting or dinner with friends, we missed someone’s birthday, we found ourselves in financial struggles,...

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20 Aug THIS WEEK: OWN IT

We are powerful. We have dreams and imaginations. We have actions and words, thoughts and feelings, brains and brawn, the ability to communicate and build relationships, and a seemingly endless supply of energy that powers us, even when we’re sleeping. In a lot of ways,...

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13 Aug THIS WEEK: GET ORGANIZED

For years we have tried to stay organized because we have bought into the old adage, “A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.” Today, with how many hours we spend on our computers, we might need to change the word “desk” to “desktop.” How many...

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06 Aug THIS WEEK: BE CRYSTAL CLEAR

As humans, we tend to operate best when things are clearly spelled out, black and white, easily understood. That’s why we have rules, laws, and even wear glasses or contact lenses. Blurry or gray is typically not our ideal. It adds confusion, leaves too much...

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01 Aug THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS COMMITTED

We live in fast times. Technology has us plugged into information like never before. We are constantly emailed, texted, Facebooked, Instagrammed, Tweeted, pinged, called, or messaged. On top of all of that, every one of us wears several hats each day—family member, friend, partner, employee,...

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30 Jul THIS WEEK: TRY SOMETHING NEW

Being new at something can be both terrifying and exciting. To begin with, most of us don’t like to fail at something, and “being new” likely means we won’t be very good at first. We also have fears that hold us back and keep us...

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23 Jul THIS WEEK: TAKE A JOURNEY

Ah, the dream of a vacation. We all want one, but the reality is that we stress out when we get ready to take one, and we often feel a bit depressed and overwhelmed with life when we get back home. It can feel like...

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16 Jul THIS WEEK: KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR

I’m not sure whether Fred McFeely Rogers knew how disconnected we would become, but 895 times, from 1968–2001, Mr. Rogers came onto our television screens and asked us to “be his neighbor.” Today, many of us don’t even know our neighbors’ names, let alone anything...

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09 Jul THIS WEEK: APPRECIATE ART

In his book, The Artisan Soul, Erwin McManus so perfectly wrote, “We were created as works of art to be artists at work.” Now, many of us might read this and completely disagree, thinking, “I could not be any worse of an artist.” We get...

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02 Jul THIS WEEK: PARTY IN THE PARK

Parks are beautiful things. They were created to provide beauty, to be explored, to preserve, to play and to relax in. They are also places for us to connect—with nature, one another, and our community. Knowing this, you might think that your local park would...

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