Category Archives: Resiliency

Quix Tip: Stay in the Game

When you try something new and fail the first time you try it, what keeps you going? What will help you keep faithfully showing up? Here are eight ways to help you stay in the game: 1. Face the Dark Side – What’s the classic pessimist statement you hear in your head that tries to […]

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Quix Tip: What Keeps You Afloat?

Some days it feels like we’re adrift on a stormy sea of worry, fear, anxiety, and pressures, whether it’s about work, lack of work, relationships, lack of relationships, the future, the past, and on and on. What keeps you afloat? What displaces the tough parts of life and keeps you going, engaged, hopeful and able […]

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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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