How to Be Mindful in Motion

Mindfulness is described as being present in the moment. Too many moments are in motion thought. Being mindful in motion creates space.

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Drawing Your Own Circle of Gratitude

A vicious cycle is a series of events that continues to round themselves back to one another, making a bad situation worse, usually ending up with no resolve. I recently got caught up in a circle, but it wasn’t vicious at all. In fact, I’m calling it a circle of gratitude. It’s been proven there…

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Dealing with Missed Deadlines One Asana at a Time

I missed a deadline this week. Want to hear something even worse? This was the second deadline I’ve missed in thirty days. Thankfully the deadlines were for two separate projects and two separate clients, but sadly the mistakes were made by one single person — me. Recovering After Missed Deadlines Ever since the second missed deadline,…

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Sifting Through Personal Wins in a Very Odd Year

The news, social media and even friends and family are all in agreement, 2016 was weird, sad and in many ways ridiculous to say the very least. Scroll down any timeline, and you are sure to see a new surprising celebrity death, yet another incident of injustice, world crises and politics gone awry. It’s enough…

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Mindful Millennial Leadership: Absorb-Convert-Act

Being a mindful Millennial leader is a better leadership model. Being mindful is more than being present. Millennial leaders that convert will excel.

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Wear No Doubts

Doubt enters our minds. No one is immune. As much as someone tells you about their lack of doubt, they have it. Some may brush doubt off quickly, and some may ignore it. Doubt is present, as certain as clouds enter the sky. Life presents many choices, and how we choose to deal with our…

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How Elementary Mindfulness Teaches Adult Leaders

Mindfulness meets minimalism. Elementary mindfulness in practice: “Sometimes when I get mad I just breathe deep… I just, like I picture me being in a certain place I like… I think of being a bigger person and doing something maybe a wise man would do…” All clutter is removed. Mindfulness clears a path. Together, mindfulness…

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The Importance of a Daily Defrag

I remember my first computer like it was yesterday. It was a Christmas morning gift – a bulky Christmas gift at that. I remember how that big, beautiful, and extremely heavy monitor whirred like an airplane engine as it powered on. I remember how a black screen would suddenly come to life with strange combinations…

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How to Be a Mindful Strategist

Being a mindful strategist creates the next advantage for your business and organization. Mindful practices heighten our attention in the right places.

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Thoughts on Being Present and Staying Centered

Throughout April and May, the Thin Difference team focussed on mindfulness and self-awareness. We shared the thoughts, experiences, and challenges we face when trying to stay present in this busy world. By having the whole team write about one topic, we were able to highlight different perspectives, facilitate discussion and achieve one of Thin Difference’s goals of cross-generational…

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The Good Kind of Overwhelmed

A few weeks ago as I was leaving work, I looked up and saw a strange, ominous, and darkening skyline. While thunderstorms aren’t unusual for Dallas, this one was different. Shooting up thousands of feet into the air was a fearsome thunderhead. Underneath it, a strange, turquoise glow emanated from a lower band of clouds…

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What Happens When Silence Isn’t Golden?

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon At ten years old, I longed for silence. My house was fairly loud and chaotic — a revolving door of visiting family and friends along with a blend of different languages streaming in the background. You could find me holed up in a bedroom with…

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