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Same Instructions, Different Results

Have you been in a group, received the same instructions, and then experienced dramatically different interpretations of what was said? Did you end up with unexpected, incomplete, or unwanted results? The example I’m going to use was in a social setting and yet it happens in business and in relationships every day. I went to […]

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Wabi Sabi Revisited

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese concept with many translations. One that resonates for me is – the beauty of age and wear, simplicity, and acceptance of imperfection. We live in a society that reveres the new, sleek, slim, fast, perfect … And yet, perfection is not all it’s cracked up to be. It puts so much pressure on […]

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Perspective, Perfection, and Action

People often fall into one of two categories regarding taking action. One group has the perspective of “decide and do” and then adjust along the way. The other group has the perspective of seeing a goal as daunting. They can’t see how to achieve this looming goal perfectly, so they don’t even start. The kicker […]

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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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