Archive for the ‘Vitality’ Category

Put the Glass Down!

April 16th, 2015 | Posted in Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Vitality

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. […]

U2 Can B an ACE

March 16th, 2015 | Posted in Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Vitality

During WW1, fighter pilots successfully downing 5 enemy planes were designated as ACEs. My challenge for you is considerably less dangerous. My A.C.E. formula for effective performance is: Alkalize Calendarize Exercise Consuming more alkaline-producing foods reduces the energy drain we experience when digesting the highly acidic diet most common in the western part of the […]

Breaking News Alert

October 31st, 2014 | Posted in Confidence, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Vitality

OK, how many of you are tired of the constant breaking news alerts on whatever cable or network news channels you tune into? I have recently decided to stop watching and listening to those TV and radio news channels that parlay a continuous parade of breaking news. It might be different if the news actually […]

But What Then?

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Clarity, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Vitality

I recently came across a parable (author unknown) that speaks powerfully to where and how we make meaning in our lives. As an advocate for managing our personal energy and vitality, at each stage of our lives, I found the tension revealed in the story below compelling and begging for resolution. As in most other […]

Thirty Thousand Days

May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Vitality

If we’re lucky, they say we have about 30,000 days to live out our lives. And, the clock keeps ticking for all of us. The choices we make each and every day point us to a life defined by what we value. Arianna Huffington, the cofounder and editor of the Huffington Post Media Group, shares […]

The Lost Art of Idleness

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Reading List, Vitality

Rainer Maria Rilke, the Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, once wondered whether “those days when we are forced to remain idle are not precisely the days spent in the most profound activity”. Rilke believed it was important to be idle “with confidence, with devotion, possibly even with joy”. Idleness, though, seems to be a lost art. […]

The Magic of Mornings

January 27th, 2014 | Posted in Effectiveness, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, success, Vitality

What do you do before breakfast each morning? In What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Laura Vanderkam found that the most successful people have already “scored daily victories that are advancing them toward the lives they want before the rest of the world is even waking up”. Most of us know that if […]

The Antidote for Exhaustion

January 14th, 2014 | Posted in Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Vitality

It’s a new year and many of us are returning to our work after some well-deserved time off. While the topic of exhaustion may seem out of place in early January, you may want to think again. On a recent Sunday morning hike, I was reminded of something that the Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast once […]

Reactionary Workflow

June 15th, 2013 | Posted in Effectiveness, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Vitality

How are you managing your day-to-day routines to avoid reactionary workflow? Instead of being proactive, and spending our time on what matters most, it is all too easy to become increasingly reactive by paying more attention to the latest text or tweet that comes our way. While serving others is an important part of most […]

Younger Next Year

June 25th, 2012 | Posted in Leadership Fitness, Vitality

What if we could compress, or delay, our morbidity (serious diseases and illnesses) until the very end of our lives, and remain active and healthy well into our eighties with little or no restrictions? In Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge, the authors argue that, “biologically, there is no such thing as retirement, or […]