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The NOT SEE Movement, And Critical Thinking: What You Need To Know

By Sylvia Lafair | February 2, 2022 | Comments Off on The NOT SEE Movement, And Critical Thinking: What You Need To Know

Summary: How can leaders respond to the newest round of books banned in schools? What questions can we ask and what happens next? I received an email that sent me into a tailspin. It’s about what children are learning in school. More importantly, it’s about what they are not learning. Here is the email and…

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Tea with Thay: Traveling in China with Thich Nhat Hanh 

By Sylvia Lafair | January 25, 2022 | Comments Off on Tea with Thay: Traveling in China with Thich Nhat Hanh 

Summary: In June 2000 I was able to participate in the “trip of a lifetime.” Here are some thought about what I learned being with this esteemed teacher about the deeper meaning of transformational leadership. Thay (which means teacher in Vietnamese) “became part of everything” on January 22, 2022.  He holds the small porcelain cup in both hands. He lifts it slowly, so very…

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Overwhelmed? We All Are!

By Sylvia Lafair | January 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Overwhelmed? We All Are!

Summary: What do you do when plans are derailed and there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Here’s what to do with feeling overwhelmed. Did you ever want to lash out at someone and instead yell at your ever-faithful dog? Or, make nasty comments to your indoor plants for demanding attention. as…

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How YOU Can Contribute Toward Our Common Future: Be a “LOOK AROUNDER”

By Sylvia Lafair | January 4, 2022 | Comments Off on How YOU Can Contribute Toward Our Common Future: Be a “LOOK AROUNDER”

Summary: How do you engage in the difficult time upon us all right now? Do you look up for inspiration? Do you look down, hoping things will work themselves out? Perhaps you are one of the smaller number willing to look around and decide that you will be the agent of positive change? Here are thoughts for…

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What is the best present for you to receive now or ever?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 28, 2021 | Comments Off on What is the best present for you to receive now or ever?

Summary: Look at this year and decide the best presents you received. There are birthdays, holidays, and “just because” gifts. Think about relationship communications and see how that fits into your best current list. What is a meaningful gift? Is it something you requested, or did someone make an excellent guess, and voila, there it…

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How to Find Peace of Mind During These Uncertain Times

By Sylvia Lafair | December 21, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Find Peace of Mind During These Uncertain Times

Summary: Holiday season always includes the idea of peace and goodwill toward all. Yet, I keep getting emails explaining how tired most of you are about the state of the world. Here is one email among many that are all requesting the same thing: how do I get some peace of mind? Here is the…

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How Transformational Leadership Works: It Takes GUTSY Women and BOLD Men

By Sylvia Lafair | December 14, 2021 | Comments Off on How Transformational Leadership Works: It Takes GUTSY Women and BOLD Men

Summary: We’re on the cusp of new ways of relating to each other. It’s going to take all of us, GUTSY women and BOLD men. The old way is about power, prestige, and prominence. The new method, transformational leadership, is still being designed. Here are ways to “prime the pump.” The new and better way…

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Telling the Truth: Not for Wimps

By Sylvia Lafair | November 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Telling the Truth: Not for Wimps

Summary: Why is telling the truth so darn hard? Why is it even worse to speak truth to power? It’s about the words and especially about the timing. Here are some ways to make truth-telling more effective. So much information, so much confusion. Who do you believe?  Which media outlets are pushing out fake news…

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Pandora, Stress Management, and Hope

By Sylvia Lafair | November 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Pandora, Stress Management, and Hope

Here is a timely story for this holiday season. It starts with a wedding gift. So far, so good. It was a gift from Zeus to the gorgeous young bride, Pandora. However, Zeus put Pandora in a double bind. You see, while she received this beautiful box (actually, in Greek mythology, it’s a jar). The…

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Change YOUR Habits For The Better

By Sylvia Lafair | October 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Change YOUR Habits For The Better

Summary: What is the first step to change your bad habits and live a more fulfilling life? Read on and find out what to do to feel better, be better. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I did it again. It doesn’t matter what I did. However, I thought I had changed my awful bad habits, and it…

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