To be enjoyed, or endured

Darryl Hartwick, June 3 2020

“Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare Many of our attitudes and beliefs are shaped by the lens we use to view our world. Here is a classic example: You are in the middle of a busy “working from home day” when your family invites you to take a break, and join them a 40-minute hike on a nearby nature trail....

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Life

Focus on the Fundamentals

Darryl Hartwick, May 26 2020

We undervalue the power of simplicity. There have been many times in my life that I have been guilty of looking for a complicated solution to a relatively simple problem. A sign on my office wall reminds me each day that, “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful”. Do you want to be happier? Talk about your blessings more than your problems....

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Just wondering

Darryl Hartwick, May 22 2020

1.  we are positive that our mind dislikes negativity and uncertainty? 2.  when we are walking up a steep hill and our leg muscles are burning with pain, that we vow to lose weight, but then forget that self-promise the second the pain subsides? 3.  we have a habit of putting the needs of others ahead of our own?

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Life

A call to action

Darryl Hartwick, May 16 2020

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  You have no doubt seen this famous motivational quote from Mahatma Gandhi on a mug, fridge magnet, or t-shirt. The famed Indian social activist and politician took  a stand for what he believed in and was admired for his doctrine of using peaceful protest to highlight the need and desire for change.

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Authenticity

Darryl Hartwick, May 12 2020

What is a piece of advice you have been given, but have failed to take to heart? For me the answer used to be:  Be Yourself. Authenticity is high on the list of my personal values. However, sometimes we need the unbiased insight of another person to point out where we may be falling short.

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