9/11 and Resilience

resilience | rəˈzilyəns | (also resiliency) noun 1) the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness: the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions. 2) the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity: nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience. It took me a minute to think about when the best time... Continue Reading →

Friction and Polished Things

I have an incredible opportunity to put myself in front of some of the best thinkers in my organization on a regular basis. It's a blessing, a lot of hard work, and worth every minute. One of those people I've worked with and for, going on 8 years. She regularly channels things that are profound,... Continue Reading →

Finding Compassion on the Job

  Just as our own social circles can provide us places to use empathy or build solidarity we need, our work circles can provide the same chances. Today more than ever these are key concepts in business dynamics of high performing teams. In compassion's absence, low performing teams. Putting up with stress and sometimes nonsense... Continue Reading →

Finding a Compassionate Life

Before we can transfer compassion to others, we have to understand it ourselves. We have to understand how to bring  it into perspective and apply it. We live and will continue to live in a world rife with violence, forceful separation from those we love, and war. We are in a desperate need of others... Continue Reading →

Your Social Spaces, Nourish Them

Your connections can provide you with community and keep you close to developments that need your help. Where we often fail them is we don't appreciate them until we need them. By appreciating them I mean nourishing them to grow at the speed you'd like to grow. If nothing else, technology has given us a... Continue Reading →

Self-Compassion Is Not Self-Esteem

It's a common mistake made between self-compassion and self-esteem. Just like we can easily swap in error sympathy and empathy which are also very different. Our self-identity is really hard to measure ourselves from our point of view. We sometimes need the feedback or another third party to help us out. I found this test... Continue Reading →

Working On Compassion

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. - Thomas MertonHow do we build "keen awareness" in our work to get skilled in practicing compassion? Last post I talked about why... Continue Reading →

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