It cuts both ways

To those who vow commitment, yet choose immediate convenience.
To those who crave trust, yet remain guarded.
To those who aspire to create and share, yet clip their own wings.

And then a seismic shift begins…  Continue reading It cuts both ways

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Easy to swallow

During a writing project, someone suggested I change a word to something simpler so that readers would understand, make it easier to swallow. The offending word was “segue”. Any idea what resource would be helpful in this situation?

Tactics to dumb-down communications disrespect all involved. Simplify yes, dumb-down no. Likewise, tendencies to gloss over challenges, avoid discomfort, or opt for convenience might make things immediately palatable, but will shortchange connections and resilience.   Continue reading Easy to swallow

Part 5 of 5: Flip It!

Seismic Resilience Series (Part 5 of 5)

Welcome to the finale of the Seismic Resilience Series.

Resilience is a process that manifests as a thought, an action, a perspective, a reflection, a decision. Above all, resilience is all about choices. You get to choose.

You choose whether to notice your frustrations and expectations, or to succumb to them (Frustrated Attachments – http://bit.ly/174E5L9). You choose your perspectives through curiosity and creativity, or be held hostage to them (Author, Director and Star – http://bit.ly/1gBcFil). You choose to navigate through the “goo” to reach the gold on  the other side, or stay stuck in neutral (Occupy Goo – http://bit.ly/19cWLMx). And you choose to unearth and acknowledge your strengths and wisdom gained from past challenges, or bury the best of who you are (Through New Eyes – http://bit.ly/GPtnA1).

Here’s your chance to pull it all together, if you so choose.  Continue reading Part 5 of 5: Flip It!