Emoticons are an easy and popular way to express a feeling – even Facebook has embraced them. They make a perfect tool for anyone who works with emotional intelligence.
You can use these cards in a multitude of ways – as a processing tool, an icebreaker, a training initiative, or for just plain fun.The cards invite participants to engage in conversation about their emotions, feelings, or experiences.
The commitment to take action on a big project, goal or business initiative is definitely a form of nurturing. Nurturing a vision, nurturing creative urges, nurturing internal shifts, nurturing your business and nurturing the contribution you want to make.
There’s a wonderful German word, Losgelassenheit, that describes the motion of a horse when it relaxes and trusts its rider so absolutely that their movement becomes a joyful, fluid dance.
With today’s dependence on email and digital engagement, getting something in the mail is a rare and beautiful thing. The element of surprise makes getting the gift all that more delicious. That type of heart-felt, meaningful gift builds relationship, makes your...
The image on the left is from a card deck called Fertile Ground. The images in the deck explore light and shadow and mystery. I find them richly provocative. Take some time with the reflective exercise below. The shadow and the mystery can hold surprises and open doors.
Visioning is an important part of getting what you want and achieving dreams and goals. Here are a couple of very fun tools to make your visioning come alive
I recently discovered this great TEDX talk by Josh Kaufman “The First 20 Hours – How To Learn anything”. What he shares is important to all of us interested in growing our businesses. Up-leveling your business often means new learning and new skill acquisition
Creative Planning Resource
I found this fun page at a web site called Doodle-Art-Alley. The pages that caught my attention are calendar pages. Instead of just staring at your daily planner – print out a calendar page and color while setting a timeline for goals or plotting out writing or creative time.
I want to share a powerful grounding exercise that is useful before going into a situation where you want to be your best or that might be challenging. It is an adaptation of the Navajo “Beauty Before Me” prayer.
Choose 1-5 qualities you want to invite. To experience this now – choose qualities that will serve you in this moment. A quality might be integrity or playfulness or courage or respect or…..whatever you need to invite in.
Conferences are such a great place to get inspired and current in your profession and to gather fuel for your passion. If you aren’t able to attend a conference like this, consider creating your own “mini conference” experience.