Perspectives – Part 1

Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!  A phrase I've adopted and shared, yet I had little preparation for life's changes this year. Practicing what I coach others to do, I reflected and took an internal peak into my motivations, passions, and hopes for the future.  I wanted more of my work and life to match …

Self Care: Looking Inward

In wanting to envision the future…sometimes it’s easy to neglect taking care of self and being present to now. Thank you Morgan!

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In a society where we are moving at a faster pace than ever, we rarely stop and take the time to look inward.

What is Self Care?

Self care is the practice of taking intentional action to care for one’s physical, mental, or emotional health.

Why is it important?

It’s no secret that our mental, physical, and emotional health are interconnected. Therefore, in order to remain physically healthy or mentally fit, the best approach is to take care of all aspects of our selves- giving special attention to the areas we usually neglect.

It’s not selfish to look after your own health. In fact, you may find when you approach your passions from a place of wholeness and health, you will have more to give!

How can I practice it?

The recipe to the best self care routine for each person will look different from person to person.

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life philosophy

I share my thoughts here as Bill’s reflections on the reading materials are close to my own thoughts. My life philosophy takes me to a life motto I wrote last year. It is the way I want to exist in the world – how I want to “BE”: Joyfully alive, Lovingly present, Generous and Creative.

The Dream Dean

I just finished reading Angela Duckworth’s book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.”  There was a lot to enjoy in this book; however, there was one question in that book that stuck out for me, so much so that it’s been on my mind for two days now.

“What is your life philosophy?”

In the book, the question is posed to her by Pete Carroll, coach of the Seattle Seahawks (professional football).  This question is focused on what are you trying to get out of your life.  And over the course of two days, I’ve watch several videos/talks addressing “passion” and my favorite is by Brian Johnson of Philosopher’s note:

“not fired up excitement or romantic passion, but something much deeper, something that drives your action every day.  A passion that guides your life, like a compass, that points you in the direction that you want to go.  A passion…

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Light for the journey

A cloudy sky hung over Greensboro, North Carolina a week in May when peer Life Design Catalysts and I explored our life stories.  We creatively expressed what meaningful work looked like for us at the most recent LDC training and workshop. Academic persistence and life success for college students was the impetus for many of …

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