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How You Can Rebalance in Seconds

How You Can Rebalance in Seconds

When you are under pressure or stress whether it be at work or home, do you really have the time to go into meditation? Do you have time to take 5 minutes to catch your breath? For most people even a minute is too long. What if you only need seconds? Wendy Palmer of...

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Mindfulness Matters

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." ~ Buddha ~ Prior to my first course in Authentic Leadership at Naropa, I would freely admit to being completely and utterly ignorant of those who would describe themselves as "authentic leaders." I would think,...

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The Path to Resilience

"Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." ~ Nelson Mandela ~ Resilience: The ability to grow and adapt in face of the challenges and stress of life. No one can argue against resilience as an essential leadership...

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My Leap of Faith

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader ~ John Quincy Adams ~ I still don’t remember exactly how I came to connect with Naropa’s Authentic Leadership Center, but I do recall it came at a time in my life when...

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An Unfolding Journey

The teacher becomes your life, and life becomes a career ~ Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat My partner, Doug Duncan, and I have travelled a fulfilling journey this past year. We've co-authored our first book, "Wasteland to Pureland: Reflections on the Path to...

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The Philosophy of Leadership

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." ~ John F. Kennedy ~ These days, there is a great deal of discussion on effective leadership. Most of us recognize that the essential traits of good leadership include authenticity, self-awareness, sound...

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The Spice of Life

"When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives" ~ Yo-Yo Ma ~ During a recent trip to Jamaica to present their program, Coaching Through Change and Transition, Susan Skjei and Mary McHenry were gifted with the wonderful opportunity...

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Creating a Shared Understanding

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change" ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer ~ As leaders and innovators of the Authentic Leadership program, Susan Skjei, Director of the Authentic Leadership Center, and Mary McHenry, Adjunct Faculty, are dedicated to...

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Four Qualities of Mindfulness You Can Practice at Work

"the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, non-judgmentally, in the present moment" ~ Kabot-Zinn, 1999 ~ Most of us have enough to worry about at work without having to think about whether not we are being mindful. Yet, there are many benefits to...

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The Choices We Make

"There but for the grace of God go I" ~ Ancient Proverb ~ Empathy. A single word that holds a wealth of meaning. In this fast-paced, digital world, the latest news is always at our fingertips. We can easily become overwhelmed by stories of traumatic events that are...

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