Quote Roulette: Dean Smith

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”Dean Smith Is that checklist a life or death moment? Or, better yet, missing your significant other’s date night to get extra work done? How do we measure what gets the “life or death” token? Something each of us... Continue Reading →

Haiku #3: The Quiet

Illinois River Hued colored bright blue,Silent breezes, floral scents,Time, present, be still.Shawn Ward, 5-7-5 One of my hikes I happened upon this expansively massive river. This was at Starved Rock in central Illinois. Illinois River is the picture above that happens to be a tributary of the great Mississippi River. Just so happens it’s 273... Continue Reading →

William Arthur Ward

Not a relation, or maybe he is part of the long line of Ward's. Hard to know. But, I do know this. One of the most enriching things you can do is work to bring the best out in others. If you just show up to do that one thing, everyday, in just one person.... Continue Reading →

Haiku #2: My Spot

Zen Cafe Coffee Roasters, South Bend, IN Eclectic, calming.Smiles, laughter, meetings had.Community hum.Shawn Ward, 5-7-5 Haiku With this Haiku I tried to invoke the feelings one has for their favorite hang out. Where they like to go, other then their own home, to just unwind and do whatever we want to do for a few... Continue Reading →

Haiku #1: Coffee Moment

Smooth black ceramic,Steaming vapor, basic black.Warm touch, quiet dawn.Shawn Ward, 5-7-5 Kireji, American Haiku Exploring some of my writing, I thought I would get into trying my hand at Haiku. Below is a great explanation of what a Haiku is, some history, and different forms of Haiku. Masterclass take on Haiku: How to Write a... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette: James Clear

Today’s quote was exactly what I needed to read. It popped up in my usual spot. Creating my intention for the day, writing and reflecting on the day’s intended outcome, and then boom! In my face. “Know what you want. Follow a trajectory where what you want is a possible outcome. Build a system to... Continue Reading →

The Well Podcast 🎙: Being Wrong

What if all your choices you made were wrong? Today I’m taking you to the studio outside today again. Not a walk and talk, a sit and talk. What if you flipped everything that was right in your life or felt right, then challenged your thinking that there’s a possibility that it is wrong? What... Continue Reading →

1,2,3 for Week #24

The time we have, it is small. I spent a lot of my time learning or researching how to max my time that I had as much as I could. From masters of productivity like James Clear and historic stoics like Seneca. It’s not about stuffing everything we can into every minute we have. Let’s... Continue Reading →

The Well Podcast 🎧: A Walk and Talk

Another episode I take outdoors. Who needs a studio when we have nature’s own studio outside. I share about stacking, mindful walking, and resetting or restoring best practices on our days off from work life. It’s not just selfish to take some time for yourself to reset or charge, it’s essential! Link: https://anchor.fm/shawn-ward/episodes/Morning-Walk-and-Talk-e12f80ihttps://anchor.fm/shawn-ward/episodes/Morning-Walk-and-Talk-e12f80i Hope you... Continue Reading →

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