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Different Perspectives and Experiences

Context provides the framework for our perspectives and then our experiences. Last night I was driving in the snow and it was sloooow going. It took me twice as long to get to my meeting as usual. Then, I had to clear snow and ice off my car when I got out of the meeting […]

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Why Do They Do it That Way?

Have you thought, “Why do they do it that way? It makes no sense!” Is it a recurring thought about specific people? It might be your child, spouse, boss, colleague, or friend. You may wonder, why does she have to create a detailed plan for everything? Let’s just wing it and see what happens. Or, […]

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Coffee shop graduation musings

Personal Reflection and Inner Stories

Last week I was sitting at a coffee shop in Philadelphia waiting for my son’s med school graduation ceremony and was struck by how everyone was going along with their regular day. The young woman sitting next to me was doing homework on her computer. People were walking to work, enjoying the beautiful day. Some […]

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What Were Your Aha Moments?

I think of aha moments as those times when something occurs and in an instant, everything changes. You can’t see things the way you used to because your perspective has changed. One benefit of re-visiting an aha moment is that it helps you remember context. You see how you hold your perspective differently than before. Here are three examples […]

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Cayenne for Cinnamon, Oops!

How often do you have an oops experience and then berate yourself for doing it wrong, not being good enough, should have known better, yada, yada, yada? A few weeks ago I decided to make Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – had my dry ingredients in the bowl, grabbed the cinnamon and shook it into the flour. […]

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