Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Taking a Deep Breath

There are different occasions and context where you want to or are asked to take a deep breath. Whether it is at a doctor’s office or a settling into meditation … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Acronyms as Reminders for Mindfulness (RAIN)

There is no shortcuts to mindfulness. There is no way around practicing. So anything that reminds you to practice is helpful. While simplifying the message may not be a substitute … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Rebooting

I enjoy using specialized terms in everyday life. They needn’t be obscure or intellectual, but usually only used within that domain or industry. I especially like using computer terms because … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Active and Passive Voice

Voice matters. Active voice takes responsibility for the action: I cleaned it. Passive voice doesn’t require the identification of the person responsible for the action: It was cleaned (by me). … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Proverbs and Wisdom

Wisdom embedded in proverbs are precious, as Miguel de Cervantes, defined proverbs as “short sentences drawn from long experience” Knowledge becomes wisdom when the the understanding is internalized that it … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Projected Worlds: What Shakespeare and Buddha Have in Common

“Our life is the creation of our mind,” is a quote attributed to Buddha. Shakespeare penned “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” in Hamlet … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Multi-tasking and Doing One Thing at a Time

“I’m multi-tasking,” I’d hear people say proudly. I wondered what they meant, because it looked more like they were going from one task to another, then back to the first … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

On “Freedom to…” and “Freedom from…”

There seems to be universal support of freedom, regardless of one’s age, religion, sexual orientation, financial wealth, race and nationality. In the U.S., we talk about freedom of speech and … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Accepting With Both Hands

When my husband eats from a plate that wobbles or slides slightly on the table and I notice that there is only one hand engaged in the act of eating, … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Re-examining Yes: What Buddhism and Improv Have in Common

In a┬áprevious blog post, I wrote about the power of the word “yes”. I’m finding more and more approaches and techniques I use in my management that were actually part … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · Leave a comment
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