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 #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 #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 →

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 #16

Wow, a Rainbow 1,2,3 edition for you, for this week. It was a pretty tough week, which means probably most of the below was inspired by some of that struggle just to get by. Hope you enjoy this week’s choices. The smallest things can make the biggest differences. Sometimes I have found myself taking that... Continue Reading →

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