Seen at Sur La Table, San Francisco Westfield Centre. Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

Seen at Sur La Table, San Francisco Westfield Centre. Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.  Goethe                 Photo: Sylvia Ho

The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind. Appropriately curtailing our obsessive thought patterns is our plane ticket to the pristine beach, the vibrant jungle, of our deeper hearts.
— Jack Adam Weber

If you’re too rushed, you won’t be happy. You need time to rest, reflect, and enjoy your activities.       Chellie Campbell

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There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Multitasking is a productivity drag masquerading as an efficiency booster.
— Christian Jarrett

Stress Management for Gifted Adults

A telling symptom of increased stress is a loss of perspective on what's most important in life.

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Stop Being A Glass, Become A Lake

An aging Hindu master grew tired of his apprentice complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it.

"How does it taste?" the master asked.

"Bitter," spit the apprentice.The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake, and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, "Now drink from the lake."

"How does it taste?" the master asked.

"Bitter," spit the apprentice.The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake, and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, "Now drink from the lake."

As the water dripped down the young man's chin, the master asked, "How does it taste?"

"Fresh," remarked the apprentice.

"Do you taste the salt?" asked the master.

"No," said the young man.

At this, the master sat beside this serious young man who so reminded him of himself and took his hands, offering, "The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. . . . Stop being a glass. Become a lake." 

— Mark Nepo in The Book of Awakening

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The Gifted Adult Coach
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When people are able to take more control of their emotions, they can improve the quality of their energy, regardless of the external pressures they’re facing. To do this, they first must become more aware of how they feel at various points during the workday and of the impact these emotions have on their effectiveness.
— Tony Schwartz & Catherine McCarthy
  Be Calm  Poster by Louise Bourgeois at LA-MOCA Store.  Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

Be Calm Poster by Louise Bourgeois at LA-MOCA Store. Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
— Earl Nightingale
A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
— Jewish Proverb

Lessons for Organizational Leaders: The Edwin Friedman Model of Family Systems Thinking:
 
David Cox, Ed.D
 
No good deed goes unpunished.  As leaders work on managing and defining self, they will meet with resistance and the system will work to pull them back down. In systems or field theory, resistance is an automatic, mindless, natural response to a leader's initiative.  It comes with the territory of differentiation and is part and parcel of the process of leadership.  When leaders get feedback that they have become cold, insensitive, unempathic, headstrong,or selfish, it often means they are beginning to function in a more differentiated manner. The good news is that resistance – rather than being some obstacle that needs to be overcome – is really a systemic phenomenon that indicates the leader is successful.  The trick is how one musters up the stamina to nonreactively let others run their repertoire of sabotaging responses......More 

How to Be Happier by Avoiding Decision Fatigue
 Brian Bailey
 
Our cognitive resources are scarce, limited, quickly and easily depleted. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. When we understand decision fatigue and how to combat it, we are able to make better choices and free our cognitive resources to solve big problems and spark fresh ideas...More

Edwin Friedman: Thinking Systems
 Edwin Friedman
 
What I want to do this morning is talk about how congregations function like families. I am going to do it from a variety of points of view. I’m going to begin with a fable. This one is called "Burnout" and it’s about a fish tank with a scavenger fish in it, you know a scavenger fish is supposed to keep the fish tank clean. I’m trying to be as realistic about it in my use of language as possible so I hope that you will appreciate that. Once upon a time there was a scavenger fish that lost its taste for.....More  

 

 

Audio Recording: Confidence, Charisma, Clients and Cash!
 
Chellie Campbell
 
I packed a lot of information into this call – more than I planned. Why? Because I just have an insane desire to help people make more money! I always want to teach the whole 8-week Financial Stress Reduction® Telcourse in an hour! Here's a sampling of what we covered: The THREE BIGGEST MISTAKES people make at networking meetings. How to ATTRACT the clients you want and REPEL the ones you don't want. The Likeability Factor - you don't have to be BORN with Charisma - you can learn it! The 7 Steps to Closing a Sale and the MAGIC QUESTION you must ask!...More

Companies Aim to Combat Job-Related Stress 
 

Carola Mamberto 

 
Glaxo's "team-resilience program" is an example of the innovative approaches some employers are using to combat work-related stress. Experts say job stress and burnout cost businesses hundreds of billions of dollars annually in absenteeism, medical insurance and reduced...More