5 Ways to Respond Deliberately to the World

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As we find ourselves immersed deeper and deeper into an unpredictable world, we can quickly succumb to the noise and cacophony of rapid change. When times are uncertain, a natural reflex is to close our minds, stick our heads in the sand, and wait out the storm. Although this response appears to be an act of protection and personal safety, …

Work/Life Balance. Really?

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Is there really such a thing as work/life balance? Many say it’s a myth. Let’s start with the literal definition: The word balance implies harmony or equilibrium among opposing elements. Imagine what this looks like on a scale—work and life are not only separated, but at opposite ends of the spectrum. This common view of work/life balance supports the idea …

My Fitbit Coach

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“Why do you keep walking up and down the stairs and all around the house? It’s after 11:00pm,” my Mom asked as I briskly passed by her on my third pass through the kitchen. “I gotta get in my 10,000 steps,” I replied as if it would be obvious to anyone else. I’d spent another weekend at my parents’ house–only …

Just Move

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This past winter I had a goal. I had agreed to go on a Caribbean cruise with a group of friends in March, and part of the cruise package was an “Extreme Zip Line Adventure” in St. Maarten. As I read about the adventure package, I noticed there was a weight limit of 215 pounds per person. It was January, …