Category Archives: Resiliency

Quix Tip: Breathe

Breathing is not only the most important part of yoga, it is the most important part of being alive.  Your body completes this simple, beautiful task every moment of your life without the mind having to keep track of it, or put it on the To Do list. Beyond feeding the body with oxygen, breathing […]

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Try Something New: The Optimism Test

What happens when you try something new that is in some way challenging? How do you react you when you don’t quite get a new skill right away, or master a task? What do you tell yourself? These are questions I ask during our music team building programs, whether it’s Play the Blues, Rock Band […]

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Seven Yoga Hints For Daily Practice at Work and Everywhere

If you are seated while doing yoga, either use a chair with no wheels or lock your chair’s wheels. Keep your practice light and easy. The rest of life is hard enough. Allow yoga to be a reward, a gift to yourself. Your breath is the most important part of your yoga. Stay in the […]

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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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Feeling Tired? Stand Up For Health

You’ve probably read something or seen something about stand-up desks. Sitting is being called the new smoking, it’s that bad for you to sit all day. And those bad effects are cumulative. Standing helps for energy and overall health. But those fancy desks are really expensive. And they’re not easy to install, and not easy […]

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Tom Petty Wonders If He’s Ever Written A Song Before

“Songs are kind of mystical and magical, there’s not a formula that brings them around, I don’t have a concrete method of doing it. Sometimes I sit down and wonder if I’ve ever done it before.” – singer/songwriter Tom Petty in a Billboard interview That’s a familiar feeling – whether literally writing a song, or […]

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Muhammad Ali Shows Us How to Win By Defeat

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” – Muhammad Ali I thought of this quote when the Golden State Warriors came back from […]

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What Kobe Bryant Said to Draymond Green to Beat the Thunder

‘If making history was easy, why bother?’ – Kobe Bryant After the fourth game of the 2016 Western Conference Finals, Draymond Green was deeply discouraged. He had played horrendously. In fact the next day after seeing tape of his playing he said, “I didn’t recognize that guy. And I don’t ever want to see him […]

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How The Revenant Director Transformed His Lowest Point

In 2010 director Alejandro González Iñárritu released the gloomy film Biutiful. Critics didn’t love it, neither did audiences. Iñárritu says he fell into “a very, very difficult state.” This was a crossroads for him. What to do next. He went to a 21-day silent-meditation retreat in the South of France. Every morning, he stared at […]

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What Do You Do After Finishing Something Important?

“It’s like a woman who just had a really big baby. I’m just not ready yet. There are a lot of backstories. I can give that a moment. I’ve just given labor.” -Mad Max director George Miller after being asked if there would be another Mad Max movie 12 days after he finished the latest […]

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