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Does your Staff Meeting Remind you of a Holiday Meal?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 21, 2018
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Imagine you have a team member, let’s call him Rob.  He’s worked for your organization for years and knows your business inside out. At the same time, he has some rough edges. He has a short temper. If something doesn’t go his way, he can go from zero to ten in a matter of seconds.…

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Practice the Human Touch

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 6, 2017
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Recently a friend asked me to write a letter to each of her two teenagers who were going on a weekend retreat with their church. The purpose of the letters was to acknowledge them as unique individuals. During the retreat, time was set aside for the teens to read letters from family and friends who’ve…

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2015 Gratitude, Highlight, and Wisdom

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 15, 2015
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What are your 2015 reflections? In my last blog I wrote about one of our family holiday rituals of sharing the answers to Three Questions related to the past year. While I have much to be grateful for, have many highlights from 2015, and lessons I learned (often the hard way), I have narrowed down…

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A Ritual for the Holidays

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 1, 2015
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Ask these 3 questions at your holiday gatherings Rituals. They are the practices that we have as part of holidays that give us comfort and stability. Rituals can be special foods, practices, or most simply “just how things are done” that provide meaning and significance. In the workplace, rituals such as starting each staff meeting…

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The app for taking in the good

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 17, 2014
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It seems there is an app for almost anything.  A self-contained program to download to your phone for easy access and to make your life easier.  In order to receive its benefit, you have to activate the app after you download it.     The practice of mindfulness, taking conscious pauses, is like installing an app of…

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Uninvited Guests at The Holiday Table

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 18, 2014
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Many of us will be sitting around a dinner table over the next several weeks as we celebrate the Holidays – be it with family, coworkers, or a neighborhood cookie exchange.  The table represents a place of gathering, a time of connection, a place of replenishment – both in food and conversation. Sometimes there are…

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Seeing with new eyes

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 24, 2013
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In the next two days between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day you may be exchanging gifts between you and loved ones. If today is a working day for you, perhaps there will be gifts exchanged between you and co-workers. You may have drawn the name of a difficult family member or co-worker in the gift…

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Three questions that will enrich your Holidays

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 10, 2013
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Rituals. They are the practices that we have as part of Holidays that give us comfort and stability. Rituals can be special foods, practices, or most simply “just how things are done” that provide meaning and significance. Several years ago, I started a ritual with my extended family by asking three questions after our Christmas…

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A Mindful Gift that will never be forgotten

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 19, 2013
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Are you tired of the commercial aspect of the Holidays where the emphasis is on buying gifts that people either don’t need or want? Do you lack original ideas of what to buy? Perhaps you have people on your list who have everything and you are stumped as to what to buy? Would you like…

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How to approach the Holidays Mindfully

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 5, 2013
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With the holidays quickly approaching the likelihood of fitting one more thing into your already packed schedule may seem daunting. Chances are you already feel overwhelmed in keeping up with work and home responsibilities and the Holidays may seem more like a burden than a time of celebration. Perhaps you are already dreading the obligatory…

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