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Embracing the 4 Noble Truths

Across 2019 I’ve been peeling back the many layers of Buddhist teaching that support mindfulness practices, and attempting to apply them to my self-care, relationships, and work. I’d been studying and trying to practice mindfulness for several years; but it was only when I took this deeper dive into Buddhism, in which mindfulness finds its […]

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Input Overload vs. Clarity

One of my top strengths is also one of my core weaknesses. I’ll elaborate in a moment, but consider whether this statement is generally true for you as well, whatever your strengths happen to be. The personal strength I’m referring to is labeled as “Input” by the popular CliftonStrengths assessment, but I was cultivating this […]

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A Better Alternative to 2019 Resolutions

As you ponder your obligatory 2019 “New Year Resolutions,” consider a helpful alternative from Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week. In his latest newsletter, Ferriss advises readers to  embrace a “past year review,” or “PYR,” instead, which he asserts is “more informed, valuable, and actionable than half-blindly looking forward with broad resolutions.” Here’s […]

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Marketing: It’s Everybody’s Job

A marketing department is a team of professionals educated and experienced in fields such as marketing, public relations, advertising, and mass communications. In the most effective organizations, this team serves as a strategic business partner to top executives and operational managers. Marketing itself, however, is everyone’s job. Here’s five reasons why: If you’re alive, it […]

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Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind”

Nearly a decade ago, when social media was still catching on, breakneck technological disruption was finally being noticed, and the country was trying to swim its way out of The Great Recession, I read and wrote this blog about Daniel Pink’s enduring masterpiece A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. It’s time to […]