It’s a fight. I couldn’t help posting this. I think it’s a great exercise professionally, but also personally. Perspective is everything. Grab a seat with yourself, bring your favorite way to write, and give your teenage self some coaching. What lies below, is what I would tell myself. Make good choices. Don’t please everyone, because... Continue Reading →
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 →
The Well Podcast 🎧: The Interview Part 2
We finish up the interview questions that I was taken through by my wife today. You get to learn a few more things about how I think, live, and what I’ve learned. My hope is this inspires you to have someone explore you, that maybe there is someone out there that identifies in the same... Continue Reading →
Where Are We or Am I?
Like the frog, I’m holding on... Here we are again. A tune I’ve played. A tune I’ve shared. Amidst myself trying to figure out what I want this to be for us, for you the reader, for me the writer. It is a place that is uncomfortable. Much like the frog above I find myself... Continue Reading →
Take a Moment
So on point in today’s climate. Pause before getting turned up. Happiness is a choice. So is anger. ✌🏻 Shawn
The Well Podcast 🎤🎧: The Thread Connected to the Sweater
We’re living and learning in our current climate of forced isolation with ourselves or with others how much we actually have in common. Being open and listening to learn, versus respond we can build something new. There won’t be a normal to go back to when this climate changes back, because we’ll be groups of... Continue Reading →
A Shared Commonality
This idea of a shared group of common bonds that tie us all together is really difficult right now. Especially in isolation. But, maybe it is not. Maybe this time of sheltering at home for weeks on end has made us realize how special our relationships we have, even ones that hang by a thread,... Continue Reading →
Enjoy the Silence?
We have more silence now than ever before in our lives. What story can it tell us? What can we learn from it? When you’re alone and can’t find a use for your physical voice it could be very easy to slip into depression or isolation. What do you do when you’ve gotten into your... Continue Reading →
Sometimes It’s a Shuffle: A Self-Reflection Out-loud or My 401st Post!
Holstee Reflection Cards I have an exercise that I do every now and then to flex the creative side of my brain. I use a deck of cards that I was a backer to for Holstee. They’re called “reflection” cards. You can get them with many different companies these days. It helps sometimes when you’re... Continue Reading →