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Collecting stepping stones

Curious to walk, a toddler falls while trying to figure out  his steps, a pregnant woman huffs and puffs dejectedly while trying to push the baby during delivery.  These failures are essential. The failure helps the toddler eventually find the balance and the failure guides the mother to finally take a deep breath and push enough to bring her baby into this world. if we stay in tune, there’s a lot to learn.  Failure is the service of learning.

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I See You

Has your screen (cell phone, computer, ipads, etc.) gotten more attention than people? Mine has. I can't count all the times my eyes were on a gadget rather than the human being before me.  We have multi-tasking down to a tee (pun intended), but there are costs. And in this age of technology, it's easy to miss a golden opportunity to see another right in front of us. When we give people our real emotions (not emojis) and our eyes, we show them respect. We show they matter. We show interest and curiosity in what they have to say. But the winning isn't a one-way street. Eye contact is a confidence builder for both the talker and the listener. Looking...

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