We are taught from a young age that it is appropriate to thank someone who does something kind for us. A friend lends a hand. A server brings you a new fork after you accidentally catapult yours off the table. A family member brings you a roll of toilet paper after you realized way too […]

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“Do not speak bad of yourself, for the warrior within you hears your words and is lessened by them.” Japanese Proverb Recently, I was asked by my daughter’s Head of School to step back into a teaching role in a middle school classroom for a short stint as a substitute. A teacher left due to […]

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As the day progresses, the flurry of life’s events and challenges often has me feeling like I am driving in a blizzard: crawling forward, barely able to see except for the lights in front of me. It seems like they are light-years away, and really they are just feet away. As I drive, the swirling […]

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Recently, someone with the symptoms of Covid-19 failed to disclose their symptoms prior to participating in a socially distanced yoga class. As a member of that class and learning of the symptoms afterward, I was put in a challenging position. I was supposed to interact with hundreds of people in the coming week (while wearing […]

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The rising sun pierces my eyelids and forces my dreams to flee. I haven’t seen a rising sun on the horizon in as long as I can remember, especially not from the comfort of my bed. Back home, countless forest fires have left the sun obscured for nearly a month at this point. The decision […]

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In the era of COVID, road trips are all the rage. Some people thrive on the road, others are working on it. As my wife and I sat to “plan out” our next trip, I was struck by a recent increase in her awareness. She noticed that she felt better and preferred going with the […]

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Nature has so much to offer us. As I step off the ledge, suspended by nothing more than a rope, I can feel my heart beating heavily. The 100-foot drop below me seems to temporarily reverse the effects of gravity as I nearly leap back onto the ledge like Wiley Coyote. A voice inside calls […]

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You know that person in your life who always seems to have the most bizarre things happen to them? It’s as if dramatic experiences were tossed out in doses, and they always seemed to get more than their share – pet drama, kid drama, spouse drama, work drama… even random encounters seem to turn into […]

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Make The List. Work the List. Mindful Leadership Navigation Tips for Your Days at Home Are you still working from home? Maybe not working at the moment?  Trying to remotely connect?  Kids home all day? We are all still adjusting in different ways to the current difficult situation and life disruptions. Our tolerance, flexibility and resilience is being […]

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