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Wellness Wednesday – November 25, 2020: Gratitude

You’ve likely seen the Capital One promotion with Jennifer Garner or Samuel Jackson asking, “What’s in your wallet?” That’s the right question if you are in the credit card business. However, if you are in the human development business, the right question is, “What’s...

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Wellness Wednesday – November 18, 2020: DO SIMPLE BETTER

The first time I heard the phrase ‘Do Simple Better’ was from Joe Maddon, then manager of the Chicago Cubs. In a recent email from Ron Reif, our dear friend and Top 20 colleague, I saw how it can be practiced. Ron wrote: "Had a hard time sleeping last night. The wind...

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Wellness Wednesday – November 4, 2020: UBUNTU

Our dear friend Michael Cole has often reminded our Top 20 team that there is the truth and there is the whole truth. Reflecting on our last two Wellness Wednesday messages on Connectedness and Mentors, I would like to apply Michael’s principle to understanding who we...

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Wellness Wednesday October 28, 2020: Mentors

In Homer’s Odyssey, the goddess Athena takes on the appearance of Mentor, an elderly man, in order to guide young Telemachus during his difficult journey. Homer seemed to understand that the wisdom of a goddess needed a human form to be effectively delivered and...

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Wellness Wednesday October 14, 2020: ASKING QUESTIONS

Before getting into this week’s topic, I need to first report on last week’s topic of using the 5 Second Rule. My goal was to lose three pounds by using the rule to say ‘No’ to ice cream. Well, I succeeded in saying ‘No’ to ice cream, but only dropped two pounds. This...

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Wellness Wednesday October 7, 2020: The 5 Second Rule

The last few weeks our Wellness Wednesday message has focused on being stuck, listening to the voice of our saboteurs, and overcoming resistance to change. It may seem like getting unstuck, quieting our saboteurs, and overcoming resistance requires a monumental...

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Wellness Wednesday September 23, 2020: Stuck

We have a season in Minnesota called winter. A common occurrence while driving after a heavy snowfall is that we get stuck. The tires on the car keep spinning, but we aren’t going anywhere. For some time now, I’ve been noticing people I know or people in the media who...

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Wellness Wednesday: September 16, 2020 – Probing

I am alive today and experiencing exceptional health because of Dr. Jack Scanlon. Two years ago, I was unaware that a major artery in my heart was 90% blocked. During a routine doctor visit with Jack, he probed with questions about how I was feeling. Based on what he...

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