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December12

The Last Temptation of a Facilitator

As facilitators, it’s tempting to think that at the end of a session we need to have personally solved our client’s problem. . . especially when that problem is big and painful and clearly having a significant impact on the team. We want to be able to help them move forward, and things that may
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December06

Share a doodle of gratitude this holiday season

December is the month where I formally reflect on the year that’s been and think about the year that’s to come. With this reflection often comes gratitude: gratitude for the things we’ve done, lessons we’ve learned, people we’ve met and the people we’ve become.   While it’s nice to fill our own hearts with gratitude,
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November28

The single-best way to beat holiday stress

The number one cause of holiday stress isn’t the kids or the in-laws. It isn’t the shopping or malls. It isn’t the crowds or crazy drivers out on the road. And it certainly isn’t the ever-collapsing window of time to get everything done.   No, the number one cause of holiday stress is the six
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November21

Five gifts I’ve received from my graphic facilitation business

Today’s my birthday. (Yay! Happy birthday to me!)   As I gazed out at the overcast Austin skyline from my hotel bed (I’ve been on travel on my birthday for the last five years) feeling all warm and cozy, I suddenly remembered:   “Zoinks! I’m supposed to write a blog post this morning!”   It’s
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November14

You already ARE the change

  I drew this sketchnote while at Esalen recently, and it wasn’t until after I got back that I saw it’s deeper message.     Both the caterpillar AND the butterfly were sad. Broken-hearted, even. In the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, both seemed to lose something. The transformation had to be an either-or situation:
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