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Take 5 – Reflective Mental Break – Rushing Water

Take 5 photo exercises are fun reflective mental breaks designed to expand our observation, curiosity, and, creative awareness.

Ready for some fun?

Answer these questions as quickly as you can. Do not over think your response. Just capture your first thoughts that come to mind.

stuck in the moment

 

1) What was the first thing you noticed?

 

 

2) Is the water cold or warm?

 

 

3) What do you and I were going through pre-cana classes prior to getting married 17 years ago, Deacon Bill gave us some of the best advice I've ever received.

His advice may seem obvious to you, but I assure you its practice is among the hardest challenges.

Take 5 – Reflective Mental Break – Unique Sunset

Take 5 photo exercises are fun reflective mental breaks designed to expand our observation, curiosity, and, creative awareness.

Ready for some fun?

Answer these questions as quickly as you can. Do not over think your response. Just capture your first thoughts that come to mind.

Heart Shaped Sunset

 

1) What do you notice about this photo? What else?

 

 

2) Does this photo trigger any special memory? Where were you? Who were you [...]

Take 5 – Reflective Mental Break – Wonderment

Take 5 photo exercises are fun reflective mental breaks designed to expand our observation, curiosity, and, creative awareness.

Ready for some fun?

Answer these questions as quickly as you can. Do not over think your response. Just capture your first thoughts that come to mind.

Boys wonderment

1) Describe the scene from the little boy’s point of view?

 

 

2) What expression is on his face?

 

 

3) What emotional is he feeling? Why?

 

Please take a [...]

Take 5 – Reflective Mental Break – Whimsical Boy

Take 5 photo exercises are fun reflective mental breaks designed to expand our observation, curiosity, and, creative awareness.

Ready for some fun?

Answer these questions as quickly as you can. Do not over think your response. Just capture your first thoughts that come to mind.

whimsical wondering

 

1) What story does this photo tell?

 

 

2) What emotion do you feel when you look at this photo?

 

 

3) How do you fit into this [...]

Take 5 – Reflective Mental Break – Flowering Cactus

Take 5 photo exercises are fun reflective mental breaks designed to expand our observation, curiosity, and, creative awareness.

Ready for some fun?

Answer these questions as quickly as you can. Do not over think your response. Just capture your first thoughts that come to mind.

ready to blossom

1) What do you immediately notice about this photo?

 

 

2) Close your eyes for 10 seconds.  Re-open them.  What do you notice now?

 

 

3) Are [...]

Finding our motivational why

What have you risked it all to get?

We love those deeply inspiring stories. Wow…those people were so courageous and brave. They threw caution at the wind and risked it all.  We secretly wish we could be more like them.

Watching deeply inspired motivation in action is a work of art. A thing of beauty.

You have your own ground shaking, heart-warming story to tell, right? 

The people in these stories are driven by a sustainable motivational why. They found what they wanted [...]

By |October 22nd, 2012|Action|5,062 Comments|

Find your flow

Today was a beautiful fall day here in the Nation Capital. I played hooky and spent a couple of hours hiking.

Some much-needed mental recharge and reflection time.

You see, I've been stuck floating along life's path for a while now. While I enjoy comfort zone time, I've  grown tired of the same old same old.

Each time I've started to paddle harder, I've run into obstacles that have knocked me off my stroke into float mode. Each [...]

By |October 18th, 2012|Action|5,344 Comments|

Have to…want to…get to!

I’ve spent much of my life trying to find a perfect balance between “I have to do X” and “I want to do Y.”  As a result, I've often denied myself an opportunity to live and really enjoy the present moment. Every activity can be viewed as have to, want to, or get to.  "Have to" energy drains the life out of us. Obligation and responsibility fills our being. We act to meet other's expectations and not our own.  We do to do. We give a small piece of our selves away every time we choose to view an activity […]
By |December 8th, 2011|Action|5,482 Comments|

Boundless Energy

Energy gives us the fuel to take on more. To stay focused and present in the moment. To transition from one activity to another. To navigate change with greater ease. To be the best we can be.

Our personal and professional satisfaction depends on our ability to manage our energy levels.

Depleted energy levels lead us to act out, seek instant gratification, and make choices [...]