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 →

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 🎧: 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 →

1,2,3 for Week #23

Enjoy this week. Not going to take up a lot of time setting this up. Just eager to get into sharing what I learned about my week. Let’s GO! I was challenged to think about this question this week: “Do the people around me act the way I wish to act?” What that struck me... Continue Reading →

1,2,3 for Week #22

Summer and Baseball Summer kicked off with this Memorial Day holiday weekend here in the US. For most, a return to summer of yore pre-COVID. Over 50% of Americans have shown to have taken the first shot at least, with a little less than that two shots. Myself, just 4 days away from being vaccinated... Continue Reading →

1,2,3 for Week #21

Let’s bring this into focus. Starting to find my favorite spots to be outside now that we have warmth that lasts more than just 2 hours in the afternoon. I could write outside all day long. I explore rituals and routines first up in this week’s edition. I found some articles that relate to those... Continue Reading →

1,2,3 for Week #19

The Sun Sets Everyday You’re going to get back to back weeks. I was kind of late on the last post. Here we are. Been a tough bit of a week for me. I took a week off from any good habits. That happened to actually impact my writing too. Sometimes a vacation from everything... Continue Reading →

1,2,3 for Week #17

Let the Moss Grow A Little Welcome to the new week! Sunday, feeling pretty good. Wish weather in my part of the world would get with it. One minute we have spring here and the next mid-April we have a few inches of snow. I’m being the grumpy weather guy. You don’t need that today... Continue Reading →

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