Countless times throughout any given day we are holding onto thoughts that say “I need something that I don’t have” or “I am here in this situation or process, and I want to be there.” Maybe it’s about acquiring a new skill or increasing your proficiency with one you already have. Maybe it’s about changing … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure: Response or Reaction?
When individuals or teams have worked their way into a conflict, they are the only ones that can get out of it in a way that results in new understanding and increased well-being between them. Often though the people involved in the us vs. them dynamic can't see the problem they share clearly or objectively, … Continue reading Finding the Solution Hidden Within
We all want to get a little better at living our own lives, and for most of us, developing the necessary skills is hard work that we don't always make time for. If you can't take a class or dive deeply into a structured practice, where do you go for lessons that teach you how … Continue reading Abbreviations to Live By, Part One: I.U.M.
Whether you've recently come into a boatload of unstructured free time, or you've become overwhelmed with more responsibilities, there's a good chance you're spending some time and mental energy taking stock of your life. Once your external needs for food, shelter, and safety have been secured, you'll start asking yourself some version of this basic … Continue reading Happiness
Looking to control something in these uncontrollable times? Grab onto some hope and see what you can do with it. From author Rebecca Solnit's book Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities: "Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room … Continue reading Hope in Uncertainty
Hello everyone, Our organization has had to make some very difficult decisions in the last few days, as have many others in our community and state. We are gathering a list of resources for people who have been laid off or are working with significantly reduced hours or wages so they can start navigating other … Continue reading Resources for Support During COVID-19: Focus on MN and Restaurant Industry
Sometimes we’re so deeply conditioned to see the world from our own point of view that we aren’t even aware that we may be missing a bigger picture. It’s easy to make an assumption, jump to a conclusion, or determine a solution to a problem in a matter of seconds by drawing solely on our … Continue reading Add Three Things to Increase Understanding and Choices
How do you lead and inspire people to stay engaged in their work, to bring their best selves and consistently contribute to your team’s purpose with enthusiasm and initiative? How do you stay fulfilled and constantly improving as you’re doing all of that? Author, motivational speaker, and leadership guru Simon Sinek has an answer, and … Continue reading Playing the Infinite Game
Heart is about giving a damn. It's about showing up and being present with ourselves and others. Having heart is how we share and experience kindness, compassion, and connection. Heart needs nurturing; it rarely appears out of nowhere and doesn't tend to stick around without any effort on our part. I asked some members of … Continue reading Inviting Heart Into Your Life
When you're in the hospitality business, it's natural to put a lot of focus on serving your guests. It is also worthwhile to serve the communities you're in as well. Here's a little peek into a few ways that Vestalia Hospitality creates connection and brings heart to the people in our neighborhood. Giving A Damn … Continue reading Giving A Damn Outside Our Four Walls