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What behaviors do you create or accept on your work culture?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 30, 2015
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As Sal walked into the front door of the ABC Company of where he worked, he immediately felt the tension. He sensed a familiar knot in his stomach as he walked through the halls to his office. While many co-workers were friendly, he dreaded interacting with one co-worker in particular who is known by his…

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What I learned from James Taylor about Employee Engagement

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 2, 2014
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I had the privilege of seeing singer/song writer James Taylor in concert this week-end.  I anticipated to be entertained by this legend in the music industry with his classic hits such as “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Fire and Rain”.  I got so much more as I watched how he interacted with his band.  …

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Calm Amidst Chaos

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 21, 2014
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When I speak to professional organizations about integrating mindfulness as a resource for leaders to be calm and focused as they lead, I am often met with comments such as….   “I don’t have time to meditate” “That’s a soft skill, I need more tangible ways to be more productive…I have too much to do…

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This Can't Happen To Me…

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 22, 2014
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It started out a peaceful, relaxing Sunday morning.  I finished my morning meditation and began getting ready for church.  I heard the comforting music of hymns my husband played on the piano.  Between songs,I told him how much I appreciated his music and to continue.  In the atmosphere of calm and gratitude, as I was…

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I Don't Have Time

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 8, 2014
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One of the most frequent comments I hear of what gets in the way of taking the much-needed time for personal recharging and renewal is “I don’t have time”.    The reason behind this thought seems that if time is taken away from your to-do list to be still and focus on one’s breathing and health it…

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Listening beyond words

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 12, 2014
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Think of a time when you were overwhelmed, angry, discouraged.  Do you have it in mind?  What was your mindset?  Were you focused on all that was wrong about the situation, a particular person?  Not able to see a way around the negativity?  How does your body feel right now as you reflect about the…

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Five Tips to Engage Employees

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 28, 2014
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Imagine feeling the tension in the air as soon as you walk into your office.  Your customer service department is under an unusually high volume of calls.  Your sales department is scrambling to complete a proposal for a prospective client that could potentially skyrocket quarterly earnings.  Staff is coming to you for quick answers and…

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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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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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What have you been missing?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 22, 2013
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Your day starts out as any other day – hurried and busy. As you are driving to the office you are thinking about all of what you have to do today. You realize you have back to back meetings. There is no wiggle room for the unexpected. You are wondering how you will get it…

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