Navigating This Site’s Content

Navigating This Site’s Content

Visit these three blog collections for overviews, examples, and tips on topics I tend to write about the most: Storytelling Learning Mindfulness Dig...

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Reflections on My Brother Frank

Reflections on My Brother Frank

November 11, 2021 I’m still in deep shock. Just beginning to peel back the manifold layers of my brother Frank’s impact on my life. For as long as I...

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Reflections and Observations

Reflections and Observations

September 24, 2021 My first Fitbit is on the way! Yes, I'm very late to the party, but I need new types of tracking and motivation these days to...

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Books I Recommend (updated)

Books I Recommend (updated)

Storytelling (Including Marketing and Mythology) Hutchens, David, Story Dash! McRay, Michael T., I Am Not Your Enemy: Stories to Transform a Divided...

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Storytelling comes first!

Storytelling comes first!

Tonight I had a mind blowing epiphany about storytelling in relation to learning and mindfulness. Those are my “Big 3,” and for years I’ve...

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The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living

Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual: consistent, intentional practice of these four “spheres” provides additional capacity to love your career and enhance your quality of life in the face of constant change and disruption. In this quick read, John expands on mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling by offering additional tips and perspectives from various thought leaders and his own experiences. The 4 Spheres will help you learn to become healthier and more innovative, self-aware, strategic, and compassionate, and is relevant for anyone committed to professional and personal growth.

The Book Club Widowers

Family life is often an incubator for the confusion, distraction, and stress that professionals experience while facing nonstop change, accelerating technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. In this page-turning, “literary mystery” of a thriller, three suburban mothers take their wine-filled, literary discussions on a girls’ beach trip. And mysteriously vanish. The husbands and fathers remain behind, balancing their personal ambitions and failures with trying to help their bewildered children move forward into a new normal. Detectives seek evidence of a crime, and ambiguity reigns as lines blur between friends, lovers, and enemies.

Narcissus Blinked

Three Nashville-based novellas explore the perspectives, strengths, and flaws of creative people seeking clarity and fulfillment amid nonstop change, accelerating technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. Spend a day in the life of advertising executive Jacob, a semester with new graduate student and budding poet Kate, and a weekend with single father and writer Brian. You’ll be entertained and inspired as these characters tap into latent resilience, discovering deeper capacities to be more mindful, continue to learn and grow, and compose an even better life story.