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3 years ago

Drama at work? Why does that happen?

And how can we avoid it? · We've all experienced drama at work, right? Why does that happen, and how can we change the culture and dynamic in our department? · In some cases, drama is stirred up because people aren't busy enough. Believe it or not, many people don't have consi ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

Know Your Dealbreakers

A Laundry List of "Wants" Leads to Arbitrary Boundaries and Limits Opportunities · My friend was telling me what she wanted in her next partner. The recent break-up wasn't too ugly, but she didn't want to make the same mistakes again. · My next guy will be taller, no facial hair, ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

Mindfulness is Not Blank. Mindfulness is Clarity.

I stood at the edge of the trail, my face in the sun and my eyes closed behind my sunglasses. · My phone buzzed. A new text. I reached into my pocket and was about to pull the phone out, when I stopped myself. It can wait. · I turned my face back into the sun, feeling the warmth ...

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4 years ago

Don’t Just Feed Them. Nourish Them.

Do you feed people? Or do you nourish · them? · We were listening to a sermon following a beautifully performed Bat Mitzvah in Owings Mills, Maryland, when my sister elbowed me: · He’s talking about you and Bob! · The sermon began with the description of how, over thousands of ...

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4 years ago

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It's the Journey

The inaugural No Longer Virtual was exactly what it was supposed to be. · "I'm excited, but pretty stressed, Ginger. I know I'm on the right track, I can feel it in every breath I take. I'm just questioning whether the timing is right. This is a big financial and personal risk I' ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

3 Easy Applications of Neuroscience in Real Life

I've always been fascinated with the human brain. What's so amazing to me is how little we really know about our brain, despite decades of intensive study. And even as we learn more, there is so much that cannot be explained, like when I know my sister has a problem and call her ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

Desperate for True Connection

Confirmation? Another suicide in our small · town. · We’re reeling from another teenage suicide in our little town. That’s the second in as many months, and they were friends. I saw a picture of the two high school juniors together, taken just a few days before the first decided ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

Last Call: Register for No Longer Virtual

Or regret missing out on this inaugural event... · Did you see the article in Forbes that mentioned the inaugural No Longer Virtual as a "can't miss" conference in 2017? We like to call it the: · "Best and Cheapest Conference You've NEVER Heard Of" · Register today for $450 -- do ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

Choose Your Discomfort

Or others will choose it for you. · Our son was struggling in high school. His grades were less than average, mostly as a result of not turning in homework. On exams he did just fine. He struggled with paying attention and focusing on each separate subject area. · I'll never unde ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

Love is Easy. Like is Hard.

Love is easy. Like is complicated at best, impossible at worst. · We all have an aunt, uncle or cousin we can't stand to spend time near, whether it's a personality, political, or an odor issue; we love the person but choose not to spend too much time with him. Why do we love him ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

We're Desperate for Real Connection

No Longer Virtual = True Engagement of Your Valuable Network · It all started with a call from Karthik Rajan. I woke up the morning after that call full of energy, motivation, and excitement. Mornings are slow for me; I love to sleep, so it's rare for me to want to get out of bed ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

The Spectrum of Humanity

What do Jews think about Jesus?He asked me as innocently as a college freshman at a small, Jesuit school could ask. It caught me a little off guard. · What do ALL Jews think of Jesus?It was puzzling to me that he would think ALL people of any ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

After Conference Hangover

So excited to begin implementing ideas, I arrived early to work the morning I returned from the conference. That's a big deal for me; I love to sleep and rarely choose to get up any earlier than I have to. But that morning was different. That week would be different. My JOB would ...

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Sarah Elkins

4 years ago

Opportunities Lost and Found

Our global community is at a major crossroads. Thanks to our communication network and social media platforms, we are more connected than we've ever been. And yet, we seem to be more desperate for real, solid, valuable relationships. · Suicide rates remain high, despite a multitu ...

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Sarah Elkins

5 years ago

Share Your Vision to Build Your Business

She stood outside her restaurant, unassuming, obviously an artist, · with her cool hat and hip vest. I didn't know who she was; she introduced herself as Natalie, the owner of Chow in downtown Las Vegas. · We visited for a few minutes, she asked about Montana and about music. And ...

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Sarah Elkins

5 years ago

Tolerance Isn't Nearly Enough

This post was originally published on LinkedIn in March, 2015. It's being re-posted here on beBee as a complementary post to Kevin Pashuk's thought-provoking piece, Ponderings on Tolerance. · In December of 2013 I broke my record. I gave my annual Hanukkah presentation to more th ...

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Sarah Elkins

5 years ago

I Don't Believe in Coincidence

Celebrating my brother's birthday in Denver, my sister and I were with him on a pub crawl with about 50 of his closest friends. To say we were having a good time would be an understatement. · A few bars into the crawl (and I DO mean crawl), my brother pulled me over to introduce ...

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5 years ago

Anxiety's Great Equalizer: What's the Worst that Could Happen?

I was on the phone with my mother when we were in our car on our way to the gym. I would work out, and the boys would play in an awesome indoor area called "The Adventure Zone" with ball pits, slides, climbing tubes and rope ladders. I had her on speaker phone and was sharing my ...

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Sarah Elkins

5 years ago

The Microwave Generation

This week Arnie McKinnis · challenged a group of writers to publish a piece on the topics of distraction and attention span. In a great thread of messages, we all agreed that it is getting more and more difficult to focus. There are hundreds -- no, thousands -- of articles about ...

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Sarah Elkins

5 years ago

Still Have Doubts?

It was 10 o'clock the night before my presentation. My stomach was in knots -- mostly the good kind -- as I reviewed my notes one more time. The material was perfect for me, I · knew I had great experience with · the topic, and I had spent some real time putting together the pres ...

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