10 Bits of Stellar Advice from J.R.R. Tolkien

by Jenny Hansen What if Tolkien had never written his books? What if there had been no Hobbits and no Gandalf, no Legolas or Frodo? The world of story would be an entirely different place. Our journey and our personal stories matter. They really [...]

Achieve Success by Playing To Your Strengths

by Jenny Hansen This post is dedicated to all you new grads, and to the parents who’ve supported your journey. * * * * * * As a corporate software trainer, I’ve got to be ON each day I’m in the classroom. It doesn’t matter whether [...]

Have a Love Affair With YOURSELF

Several years ago, of my gal-pals called me and said, “I’m walking down a new path, starting today. I’m going to have a love affair with myself. I’m taking a room at the beach and doing nothing but be kind to myself for [...]
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23 Stellar Bits of Motivation from Zig Ziglar

by Jenny Hansen Several years ago, I went to a motivational seminar and saw Zig Ziglar live. Two words: Life Changing. He wasn’t a young man by any means but he was the guy with the most energy and enthusiasm. I’ve never figured [...]

In Celebration of Grandparents…

by Jenny Hansen   Grandparents Day is this Sunday, September 8th, and this is a nostalgia-filled topic at our house. You see, nobody at our house has any living grandparents. But we still celebrate this holiday in honor of those we once [...]

Time Management Gold: “YES Makes Less”

by Jenny Hansen   This last week, in Why and How Creative People Say No, two of my fave bloggers, Steven Pressfield or Shawn Coyne, referenced a post by Kevin Ashton on creativity. What I loved about this post is the advice can be used [...]
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Meditating Moment by Moment

By KM Huber In almost every post, I blog about present moment awareness, yet I, too, experience many moments that are less than mindful. Sometimes, those moments last for weeks but mindfulness has taught me that all moments pass and by staying [...]
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When the Center Can No Longer Hold, What Then?

By KM Huber Dukkha is the first of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism and is usually translated as suffering, a concept that has always appealed to me about as much as the phrase falling apart, hence my on-again, off-again nearly thirty-year [...]
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The Whole World That is Home

By KM Huber It is revealing how far one will travel only to discover that one was always home. For me, it is always a return to the reality of everywhere I go, there I am. The last time was just a few months ago, a physical distance of over [...]
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The Balance of Buddha Nature

“The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. “This is how everything exists in the realm of Buddha nature, losing its balance against a background of perfect [...]