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A Year of Challenge

My word of the year is challenge. In January I wrote this about the focus this year: Here is what challenge means to me and what I hope it will bring in 2017. Professionally, I want to challenge myself to continue to expand my skills and … Continue reading

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Rejuvinate

My focus word for 2016 is rejuvinate. While this is not something I consciously think about every day, I do make an effort to ask myself these questions when planning activities or making decisions that impact my schedule: Will this … Continue reading

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Things I’m Loving Friday, Volume 16

Fridays are fun days, right?  On Fridays I like to share the things I’m loving, often related to leadership and learning.  This week’s edition has a new years’ feel to it! One Little Word:  I love this time of year, … Continue reading

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My Word of 2016

Last year was the first year I picked a focus word for myself. I found the process of selecting my word, and the year spent focused on it, were beneficial. My goal last year was to find a word that … Continue reading

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A Year of Mindfulness

One year ago I sat down with a friend, and the Unraveling the Year Ahead, by Susannah Conway. It was a journaling activity designed to help you reflect on 2014 and figure out your focus, and your one little word, … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Mindfulness Reminders

I must begin this post with an apology for anyone who received the accidental first draft of this post (with all of two words on it earlier this week!) via email or through the bad link on Twitter. My word … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Breakthrough!

Mindfulness has been my focus word throughout 2015. In the first four months of the year, I faced tremendous personal, professional, and educational stress. I believe that my mindfulness practices helped me survive that time, but I was in no … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring More Mindfulness

As the year continues, there are days when I have to force myself to slow down and think about my mindfulness practice. There are other days when I notice some habits I have built within the last four months. For … Continue reading

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March Mindfulness

2015 is the year of mindfulness for me. This is my one little word, my focus, my hope and wish, and my practice. A few times this month I used the hashtag #mindfulness when posting pictures. It served as both … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Update #2

As February draws to a close, I am reflecting on where and how I have been mindful. February was not as easy as January in terms of my focus word of mindfulness. This month ushered in some health problems and … Continue reading

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