Category Archives: Fundamentals

ANXIETY

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“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d, / I stand and look at them long and long. / They do not sweat and whine about their condition, / They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, / They do not make me […]

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HELD HOSTAGE

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It’s already 78 degrees outside this morning at 7:45 am, with a forecast of 95.  I’m feeling “trapped” in an air conditioned house … unable (or unwilling?) to anticipate engaging in a full list of outdoor activities … like taking my “constitutional walk” around the neighborhood, trimming undergrowth and overgrowth in the woods, mowing the […]

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PRESILIENCE

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  A critical attribute of successful venturing is the ability to survive disappointment and recover from disaster – a property called RESILIENCE. But trying to extract a rejuvenating infusion from an empty reservoir is a tough proposition! The question posed here is: How does one build the CAPACITY for Resilience — BEFORE it’s required? How […]

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Anchorings

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Life-coach gurus talk about “Life Balance” … a very helpful reflective concept for different people at different points in their personal lives …  especially for when they feel “out of sorts”, “at loose ends” or “disconnected”. But many of us – and most of those at the top – function OFF-BALANCE most of the time […]

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COMMUNITATION

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“Communitation” is the fine art of PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.  It is the art of intentionally, actively and proactively participating in a thriving, collaborative COMMUNITY. Lee Shulman Bierer [ www.collegeadmissionsstrategies.com ], provides an excellent example of “Communitation” applied to the process of seeking admission to college.  Her recommendations include: Watch online videos and take virtual tours […]

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