From Monday Morning Mojo

Radical Self Care

Recently I have been exploring what it takes to excel at life. In particular, I have come across the notion of “radical self-care.” This is the idea that caring for yourself is a profound activity that improves every aspect of the one great instrument at your disposal: yourself. We know from the study of change …

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Hey! What’s that?

Walking through Greenwich Village a few weeks ago on my way to a client’s office, I came upon the Paparazzi Dogs pictured above. Canines wielding cameras! It was a welcome and fun diversion on my journey. I took the time to take in each one of the sculptures. These whimsical characters really caught my eye. …

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Hard Work

My son and I arrived in Phoenix to 115 degree heat, drove up to Monument Valley, over to the Grand Canyon and then the Hoover Dam. All the while temperatures were at least 105. But none of these days reached the record-breaking heat that the workers on the dam experienced their first summer on the …

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Tools

My son and I visited the V Bar V petroglyphs outside Sedona, Arizona, Saturday. The rock walls contained over 1,000 of these ancient pictures, many on top of each other. We were greeted by a guide who used the contraption shown in the image above to explain to us how a handful of the pictures …

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Special Moments

My daughter Ruchi celebrated her fifth grade promotion this week. When I was in fifth grade we didn’t have a “promotion.” It’s like a graduation, preparing the youngsters for sixth grade. For one evening, Ruchi dressed up and put on a special dress. She was all smiles. Not the norm for a 14-year-old! I ran …

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Retracing Your Steps

My son, Gabe, and I are preparing for our annual father-son trip. This year, we will be in the American southwest. You can see our planned route above, starting in Phoenix, Arizona, and ending up in San Francisco, California. Along the way we will be visiting Canyon de Chelly, still being farmed by Native Americans …

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Stepping Up

We all have times in our lives when we are called to do something we never would have chosen, some great turning or milestone that comes to us as a fact of life, like the passing of a loved one or an abrupt end to a job, or some other trial that throws us so …

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At the Core

What is most important to you?  If you don’t know what you want, someone else will be happy to figure it out for you! My reflections have recently brought me across the work of George Lakoff, an unabashedly progressive cognitive linguist who studies “frame,” sets of inter-related ideas, values and words that literally inhabit our …

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