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connect the dots, gratitude, growth, leadership, mindful, positivity summit, speaker -

On family road trips, we would play the alphabet game, roadside cribbage, the license plate game, twenty questions, and connect-the-dots. We were an analog family because analog was the only option. 

Today, I was speaking at the Positivity Summit, and before I walked on stage, it occurred to me that I was playing connect-the-dots. 

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birds, every day moments, meditation, mindful moment, mindfulness, nature, small ripples -

What does joy sound like? Where do you feel in your body?

One way I hear joy is through splashing. Specifically, when our neighborhood birds fly down to bathe in our birdbath - it's nature in our action.

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breath, connection, death, end of life, hospice, mindfulness, parents -

Two years ago today, my Mom passed away. I hadn't seen or spoken to her in a few years because of challenging family dynamics. Witnessing her ten-year health decline without feeling heard (my perspective) was one of the hardest things I’ve faced. As you might know, I like to do hard things, this wasn’t one of them. It took a toll. 

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care, connection, energy, kindness, mindful, mindful moment, random acts of kindness, small ripples -

I don't believe acts of kindness are random. They can feel that way when we receive - kindness out of the blue, but they're intentional by the person creating the ripple. When we receive them, it's validation that we're seen by karma - well, that's my story, and I'm sticking with it. 

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balance, connection, meditation, mindfulness, mindset, small ripples, work life balance, yoga -

After my accident, my balance was a little choppy. It was difficult for me to be barefooted due to my neuropathic pain, so I always walked around in shoes. It was more comfortable, but the tiny muscles in my feet essential for balance began to weaken. Then I found yoga. 

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