Belize HA*BIT Missions, February 2016: COOKIES

COOKIESOn the road from San Ignacio to Ladyville we stopped for a midday meal at Cheers, an open-air restaurant in Belize. The checkout counter was full of various cookies: chocolate chip, oatmeal & cranberry, oatmeal & raisins, peanut butter, ginger, and sugar to name a few. One team member bought every kind offered and shared them with the group. Continue reading “Belize HA*BIT Missions, February 2016: COOKIES”

Way Too Serious…Or Not

PLAYI have been reading and observing a lot about the “lost” art of playfulness in our lives, and the real benefits of looking at life through the eyes of play. Reflecting on it, it seems that we become educated away from play; we begin to separate play times from work times and begin the process of dying from terminal professionalism once we enter the marketplace (although granted there are some companies that encourage creativity, silliness, playfulness, and lightheartedness while continuing to get the work done). Continue reading “Way Too Serious…Or Not”

Brain Fitness & Organizational Health

brainfitnessSometimes disparate and distinct ideas, which weren’t initially meant to be tied together, can be used outside of their original context. It produces interesting results and most of the time I just note them and keep going. Today I am sharing one tidbit of insight…an “Ah-Ha” moment.

During a recent viewing of an episode from the “Brain Fitness” series, the following tenets were provided as critical in brain plasticity and change: Continue reading “Brain Fitness & Organizational Health”

Musical Interludes

I have always enjoyed music — almost any kind of music. Whether it’s country , bluegrass, rock and roll, gospel, classical, movie soundtracks, doo wop, crooners, new age, or other, for me music is a way of getting excited, calming down, feeling reflective, staying focused, becoming inspired, seeking wisdom, finding solace and escaping for a brief period of time. Continue reading “Musical Interludes”

Rope Tricks

I want you to visualize that you are standing side-by-side with a group of people. In each person’s hand is a rope tying you to your neighbors with the rope taunt between each individual. The rope is now connecting you to the person on your left and to the person on your right. At this point I want you to consider the following situation: “What would happen if you were to take a big step forward?”

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