When the weekend’s almost over and you’re not ready to see it go!
Did you know.... synergy is more than a frame of mind or a maximized impact. It connects us together. 🎶 Studies are showing when choirs sing together their heartbeats become synchronized. ⠀ ⠀ It’s the beauty of unity in the midst of diversity. ⠀ ⠀ Do you ever feel like you’re being “caught up” with the sound of a symphony, choir, band or vocal ensemble? Like it’s connecting to you at a level beyond words? The synergy energy is resonating with your heart! Could it be that your heartbeat is synchronizing to theirs? 🤔 ⠀ ⠀ Have you ever experienced something like this???⠀ ⠀ (So proud to watch our niece and nephew perform at Beneroya Hall this past weekend with the Seattle Children’s Choir. Wow!!!)⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #seattlechildrenschoir #synergy #growingtogether #synergyinmusic #choir #Symphony #performingarts #bettertogether #Unity #unityindiversity #unleashingpotential https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/07/09/200390454/when-choirs-sing-many-hearts-beat-as-one
This weekend turned into a last minute adventure with forever memories. Was it on the schedule - no! It beckoned flexibility, creativity and spontaneity. 🤗 Some of the most meaningful moments of life will never be found in the schedule. Ahhh the treasures to be discovered in the spaces between....
Have you ever tried to honor someone whose actions you didn’t agree with... at all!? 🥴How do you honor a parent who berates you, a boss who steals your ideas, or a politician whose decisions make your blood boil? ⠀ ⠀ The secret to honor is that it’s more about us than the other person. Honor is something we bestow because it’s a gift we carry within us. ⠀ ⠀ Honor reveals the strength within our hearts to value who a person was created to be, over and above what they may be doing. Honor values the Creator without condoning the actions of the created.⠀ ⠀ We honor because we are people of honor. We bestow value because we carry value and we believe the same holds true for each person. ⠀ #growingtogether #synergy #unleashingpotential⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #honor #personalgrowth #teamwork #character #inspiration #growthcoaching #lifecoach #value #potential #bestowhonor #firstlovedus
Exploring awakens and expands our lives! It’s as much a mindset as an activity or adventure! Feed your exploring spirit with little risks in daily life...try a new recipe, a new genre of literature, a new menu item at your favorite restaurant... these mini explorations build the capacity for exploring on a grander scale —- like a new career, an overseas adventure, or writing that book you’ve been talking about for years! Today, Joe and I are exploring new landscape ideas... 😳🌳💪🏽 #neverstopexploring #takearisk #unleashingpotential
Have you ever had a playlist start suddenly when you’re in the car? At that moment, without your intention, your phone syncs and launches a random song. 🎶🤣🚗⠀ ⠀ Last week this happened twice - each time startling me and blaring the song “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” from the movie Sing. 🎶 ⠀ ⠀ Both times I laughed out loud and sang the rest of the song at the top of my lungs. And no, there weren’t any kids in the car! Just a crazy lady giving commuters something to giggle about. Honestly, it completely shifted my attitude! 😁⠀ ⠀ Music has the power to do that! It fills our heart and mind and influences atmospheres. ⠀ ⠀ What songs lift your spirit and put you in a positive frame of mind? ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #positivevibes #musicinspiration #positivemusic #inspiration #inspirational #growingtogether #powerofpraise #music #upbeat #keepsinging #keeponsinging #praise #worship #worshippers #worshiparts
Go on, take the outstretched arm of hope and indulge in a twirl of gratitude and praise! 💃🏽 Yes - right in the middle of your disappointment! It’s a dance of strength that puts disappointment under our feet and gives us the moves we need to overcome whatever is coming against us. ⠀ ⠀ If you’re a kinesthetic learner, you might want to try this literally! Write your disappointment on a piece of paper and dance over it, proclaiming all the things you’re grateful for, your anchor of hope, the goodness in your life, and the value you carry. Powerful exercise! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #Unleashingpotential #hope #danceofjoy #mindset #strategicsteps #arts #inspiration #inspirational #personalgrowth #gratitude #growthcoaching #mentor #fliptheswitch #newday #newbeginnings #freshstart #Praise
CHARGE! 😃 I recently purchased this print by @theresadedmon for the Strategic Steps office. It’s titled “Advance” and spoke to me about the beauty and power of moving forward into one’s full potential. It’s our mission statement in a painting - Unleashing potential - maximizing impact! What art is speaking to you at this point in your journey?
Gird yourself with grit and hope and keep pressing through! The orange in these flowers signifies perseverance and hope. I found these beauties beside the road! Have you noticed orange flowers blooming along your path recently?! 😃⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #perseverance #pressthrough #inspiration #inspirational #inspirationalquotes #keepgoing #dontgiveup #grit #hope #betterdays #betterdaysahead #unleashingpotential
This morning I sat at my breakfast nook, reflecting on living and working under a canopy of shalom. I began sketching a person under a tree, dripping with shalom’s wholeness, peace, prosperity, safety, tranquility, health and fullness of joy. ⠀ ⠀ A flutter of wings drew my attention to the living art outside my window. A dove had begun building a nest in our tree, the one that overshadows the space where I connect and reflect each morning. We’ve never had doves nesting in that tree before. Oh the beautiful mysterious moments of life. 🕊⠀ ⠀ May shalom make its nest in each of our hearts and minds today! 🌳💓