Monthly Archive: December 2009

Dec 31

Happiness

I bet, if you read or know me, you probably expect me to advocate for happiness.

photo credit: Jasmic

I don’t.

Here is why.

If you came to me and said, Jean, I want more than anything to be happy. This is what I would do:

Give me everything you have. I am going to …

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Dec 31

Wand of Gratitude

Between Jerry sending me the book “The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude” and David Rose saying “wand of gratitude” I have to embrace my role as a freaky gratitude fairy. And I want a wand! Not that I think some magic dust will make everything alright. It won’t. Not that I …

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Dec 30

Shift Happens

The question is “How does it happen?” And also “How can we encourage it to happen?”

Yesterday, I said on twitter:

Questions I have been pondering for years now: what brings about an aha? what gets people to shift? how to get unstuck and take action?

Which is something I have been reflecting on since …

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Dec 28

Rogue Waves

I saw an article on rogue waves not too long ago. And it really inspired me visually to think about how we compound upon each other. Wikipedia describes rogue waves:

Rogue waves (also known as freak waves, monster waves, killer waves, and extreme waves) are relatively large and spontaneous ocean surface waves that are a …

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Dec 28

If it were not for….

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What created the today you will build your future upon? Fill in the blank: If it weren’t for __ I wouldn’t be/have ___.

This twitter post inspired me to share my gratitude.

If it were not for… my network… I would be or have nearly anything I do have and am.

I can …

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Dec 27

Magical Listening

Yes, social media is all about listening, you hear it all the time. I want to distinguish here between listening – as in I heard what you said and listening – as in I really took in what you said, chewed on it, and if it didn’t connect fully to me, I responded with questions. …

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Dec 03

Value of Validation

Immeasurable but still acknowledge-able. Not the difference, because that relates to our currency conversations.

This video makes me laugh and cry. I think back on it fondly and look for it regularly, so I thought I would hold it here – for you and for me.

And hey, you are awesome. Did anyone ever tell …

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