Serving vs. Leading : The difference matters

Have you ever thought about the difference between serving and leading? Is that even important? Would an awareness of this difference impact the way we live and work with people? I think it does it every relationship in life. It matters to everybody. A leader has...

We see as we are

We see the world as we are, not as it really is. We see the people around us through lenses that are shaped by our own experiences. Our paradigms or mindsets really determine how the things we see look. Two different people can see the same picture or situation and...

How to Start a Website or Blog in 20 minutes or less

Websites and Blogs Websites and Blogs are some of the best ways to build a platform for your small business, your cause, or yourself. Through your website or blog, you can tell people what you do, ask interested people to join you, advertise upcoming events, and raise...

How to Live a Long Healthy Life

Dan Buettner and the Blue Zone Research Dan Buettner and his research team, working for National Geographic, set out to find the path to long life and health. They did this by studying “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to...

Misses and Mistakes (M&Ms) Conferences

We don’t waste any misses or mistakes What are M&Ms? In medicine, there are traditional, recurring conferences held by medical services at academic centers called Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conferences. Morbidity refers to disease or sickness and...

What is minimalism?

There are a lot of definitions of minimalism out there, and that is to be expected because minimalism looks differently for different people. Minimalism is a personal leadership and corporate leadership philosophy. As we all know, there are thousands of definitions of...

Life is not measured by how much we own

“A person’s life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Jesus of Nazareth That is arguably the most powerful statement on minimalism I’ve ever heard. Life is not measured by how much we own. Life has nothing to do with possessions....

Fruit is nature’s candy

“Fruit is nature’s candy” The Simpsons Swedish blogger, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, recently reminded me of that Simpson quote when he said, “Fruit is candy.” And he is right. Have you heard anyone encourage you or others, especially kids, to...

HALT – The four danger signs

When you are trying to change a bad behavior, learn the discipline needed to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle, remain in recovery, self-care and self-awareness are crucial. You are more vulnerable to relapse or backslide when you are: Hungry Angry Lonely Tired...

Focus is genius

“Geniuses have very limited toolsets — they have a hammer, and their genius is in looking for nails.” – Adam Robinson It’s powerful what we can accomplish when we stop spreading ourselves too thin and focus on a few things, even just one thing. Here is one of...
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