Three Simple Nuggets to Cut Down the Panic

So it’s been a while since we’ve been together. I’ve got a few good reasons. I’ve been busy with some cool things, like implementing my new mindfulness trainings for organizations (yay!). And of course, there’s the beloved MagicWrap project, which I won’t go into again here*. I’ve also been busy with tricky things, like keeping my training and facilita...
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The New Fear: Beware of FOPO

There’s a new kind of fear rearing its head these days. Actually, that’s not completely true. The fear has been around for...well, forever. But the acronym that describes it is new. Actually, that might not even be completely true. But I just recently learned about it, so it's new to me.  And it’s really important. It’s FOPO. Fear of Other People’s ...
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What We’re All Getting Wrong About our Freak-Outs

You know how this is an uncertain time? And how lots of people and articles and bloggers (including me) have been talking about how scary uncertainty is? So...we all had it all wrong. Let me show you what I mean. The other day I had one of those freak-out moments, when the uncertainty around this pandemic - and just life in general - felt so scary. ...
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A Knowledge Nugget: How to REALLY Deal With Our Current Fears

No doubt about it. It’s an uncertain, scary time. Social distancing has many of us feeling isolated. News stories filled with speculation have us scared and confused. The every-side-is-doing-it blame game fills us with anger and frustration. We worry about our loved ones. We worry about our bank accounts. We worry about how long this will go on. All...
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The House of Cards Effect

Recently I was waiting on line at a coffee shop when a child fell into a full-on tantrum, complete with a perfectly executed flop-down pose. You know the pose I’m talking about: The child’s mother, her nose stuck in her iPhone, did nothing. “What’s wrong with her?” I thought. “Doesn’t she know how annoying that is?” I got my coffee and settled in to re...
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