Category Archives: Purpose

Quest Story: drumSTRONG

drumSTRONG is the world’s longest continuous rhythm DRUM-A-THON. Produced by DrumsForCures, the event showcases cancer health resources and features non-stop drumming for 26 hours. “We are making a sound impression on the health complexion of our community beating cancer!” founder Scott Swimmer says. “It’s probably the hardest thing in the world to hear that your […]

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Persist Like a Phoebe In Her Nest

Every year a phoebe builds a nest somewhere on our house. This year she built it on the crook of a gutter drainpipe above the walkway to the house, a highly trafficked area. If I’m out on the patio or on the back deck, I can look over and see her sitting on the eggs […]

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Quix Tip: Thank a Military Family

Connect with purpose by reaching out and thanking a military service member, their family or a veteran. Here are three ways to thank. Try any and all: Reach out personally to someone you know who serves, served or is the family member of someone who serves and thank them for their sacrifice. Make or buy […]

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Quix Tip: Giving – The River That Flows Both Ways

1. Pick one act of giving you can do for someone today, something that you can freely give. Not an object, but an action – the gift of your time, compassion, connection, empathy. 2. What can you give with your whole heart, without caring about how it’s received? What can you give without needing to […]

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How to Savor the Moment

The next time you get ready to drink something – whether it’s a beer, glass of water, juice, wine, pause to savor the moment. Use all of your senses to appreciate the impending taste. Pause and let go of anything else you’re thinking about, whether future or past or mundane – let it go. Block […]

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Leading Change: A New World Baked Fresh Every Day

On my early evening walk I came across the mountain laurel, pink-budded and ready to bloom. Beauty! And in the warm late sunlight I heard crickets for the first time this year. Noticing is like that – it’s easier when something’s new and fresh to your awareness. And every day brings something new. I once […]

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Quix Tip: What Can You Give Today?

What are three ways to give today, this week? Write down one way to give something small today to: Someone you know and like Yourself A Stranger Bonus!: Someone you know and don’t like This can be an action, a smile, help, a courtesy, or an actual physical gift. Whatever it is, remember the two […]

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Quest Story: ‘Our Love is Here To Stay’ By Rufus Collinson

‘Our Love is Here To Stay’ By Rufus Collinson One cold October afternoon several years ago, I accompanied Rob Fletcher, founder of Quixote Consulting, to a nursing home in Gloucester, MA where he was performing the music of Frank Sinatra for the residents. Standing before a group of nursing home residents and staff, he opened […]

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Tell Us What Your Gifts Are

“All who hide too well away must speak and tell us where they are.” -Robert Frost, from the poem Revelation The mythologist Joseph Campbell tells us that an essential part of a hero’s journey happens upon the return home. After we have quested and earned (i.e., uncovered) our unique gifts, insights, talents, and strengths, we […]

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Quix Tip: Thank a Veteran

Connect with purpose by reaching out and thanking a veteran. Here are three ways to thank. Try any and all: 1. Reach out personally to someone you know who is a veteran and thank them for their sacrifice. 2. Help a veteran out. Perhaps it’s listening to a story, taking them out for a bite […]

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