Author Archives: Pat Daniel

Admitting reality

Reality:  I’ve neglected the blog for over three weeks. Those initial good intentions to write two posts per week have been supplanted by demands from other parts of my life.  I wish it were otherwise–that I could recreate history and … Continue reading

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Cooling the context for ease

Millions of people in the U.S. have been experiencing day after day of extreme heat. Records are being broken throughout the country for temperatures and drought. Over the past year and more, we’ve endured severe weather events to make our … Continue reading

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What’s your margin?

How much margin do you have in your life? Are your days filled to the edges, with no “white space” to spare? Is your desk overloaded with papers and other objects, with no extra space available? Is your checkbook suffering … Continue reading

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Clarity creates ease

Clarity facilitates ease in work and in life. Just think about what happens when you’re not clear: When we’re uncertain about the purpose of work or the parameters of the task, we aren’t efficient with our use of time. If … Continue reading

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Driving the speed limit

For the past few years, I’ve been driving at or below the speed limit. “How quaint,” you say. And how very fascinating for me to experience the world from the vantage point of a complete misfit. This is Massachusetts, after … Continue reading

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Declare your independence

Yesterday in the U.S., we celebrated Independence Day, a recognition that our nation was born of a desire for freedom from tyranny. Yet many of us have our own personal struggles with some form of “oppression” that gets in the … Continue reading

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