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 →

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 →

1,2,3 for Week #25

Bridging the Gap Bringing a new week to you. This week was a great week of intentional studies and learning. I know that will show up here. Personal development is probably a forethought for most of us. What if you were wrong. This was my proposal over at the The Well for this week’s podcast.... 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 →

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